Founded on October 11, 2004, the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (herein after as “IPS” or “the Institute”) - a comprehensive research institute renowned globally - is jointly established by Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Institut Pasteur, dedicating to basic research to infectious disease control and prevention, and scientific achievements transfer and commercialization.
Homing in on the key scientific issues such as the life processes of pathogenic microorganisms and the pathogenesis of major infectious diseases, while with an eye to pathogen discovery, pathogen-host interactions and applied technologies, IPS has been working on to promote innovation in pathogenesis, immunology and vaccinology, and provide scientific and technological support and solutions for the control and prevention of infectious diseases. As a member unit in Pasteur Network, IPS is committed to scientific innovation featured international cooperation with the mission for public health and interest.
The two research units - the CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Immunology and the Center for Microbes, Development and Health - own 32 research groups. IPS is also authorized the doctoral and postgraduate degrees for the first-level disciplines - biology and preclinical medicine.
In general, public support and service providers including Technical Service Center, management center for Assets and Procurement, and Research Center for Biosafety Policy. Administrative departments cover Office of General Administration and Party Affairs (also fulfilling the responsibility of the Office of Discipline Supervision and Inspection), Division of Science and Technology Development & Cooperation(office of International Cooperation), Division of Human Resource and Graduate Students, Division of Accounting and Audit, and Division of Logistics, Property Management and Security.
146 active staffs (35 as principals and seniors and 22 as associates) and 29 post-docs (including 5 under joint training programs) have been serving for the Institute, 8.6% of which are with foreign cultural background.