| Pasteur Institute |
(Biological research insitute)
|Studies biology, microorganisms, diseases and vaccines. This also includes biological warfare.|
The Pasteur Institute (Institut Pasteur) is a French non-profit private foundation dedicated to the study of biology, micro-organisms, diseases, and vaccines. It is named after Louis Pasteur, who invented pasteurization and vaccines for anthrax and rabies. The institute was founded on June 4, 1887, and inaugurated on November 14, 1888.
For over a century, the Institut Pasteur has researched infectious diseases. This worldwide biomedical research organization based in Paris was the first to isolate HIV, the virus is stated to cause AIDS, in 1983. Over the years, it has been responsible for discoveries that have enabled medical science to control diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, influenza, yellow fever, and plague.
Since 1908, ten Institut Pasteur scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology—the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was shared between two Pasteur scientists, including COVID-dissident Luc Montaigner.
In December 2020, Jean-Bernard Fourtillan, a French retired university professor in pharmacology and toxiology, and known for his strong opposition to COVID-19 vaccines, was taken from his temporary home in the south of France by a team of gendarmes (police) and forcibly placed in solitary confinement at the psychiatric hospital of Uzès.
In particular, Fourtillan had accused the Pasteur Institute of having “fabricated” the SARS-COV-2 virus over several decades and been a party to its “escape” from the Wuhan P4 lab — unbeknownst to the lab’s Chinese authorities — which was built following an agreement between France and China signed in 2004.
In the 1980s doctors from the Pasteur Insitute were responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The deaths occurred years after the victims were treated, while still children, with tainted human-growth hormones. In 2008 seven doctors and pharmacists went on trial for the deaths.
Investigators found evidence that France-Hypophyse, an association that had a monopoly over the collection and distribution of pituitary glands from corpses across France and eastern Europe, often worked in unhygienic conditions. The Pasteur Institute's radio-immunology unit, which extracted the hormones from the glands, also was careless in handling, transporting and stocking the material.
An official 1992 inquiry found that the team at the unit bought glands from theatre orderlies throughout the 1980s for meagre sums of 35-50 francs. Half of the 120,000 organs acquired between 1983 and 1988 came from corpses in Bulgaria and Hungary. Many appear to have been procured from neurological or infectious wards, the report said.
List of international locations
Today, the Institut Pasteur houses 100 research units and close to 2,700 people, including 500 permanent scientists and another 600 scientists visiting from 70 countries annually. The Institut Pasteur is also a global network of 33 foreign institutes devoted to medical problems in developing countries; a graduate study center and an epidemiological screening unit.
The international network is present in the following cities and countries:
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Emmanuelle Charpentier||11 December 1968||France||Researcher||GM researcher who advanced CRISPR gene editing. Attended the 2016 Bilderberg|
|Xavier Duportet||7 December 1987||France||Scientist||Genome architect and founder of Eligo Biotech|