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Brief introduction

The Institut Pasteur Shanghai (IPS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is an international institute jointly established by CAS, the Institut Pasteur and the Shanghai Municipal Government. It was founded on October 11, 2004 and started operation in July 2005. It is the only member of the CAS being engaged in the basic and applied research of major human infectious diseases, and is one of the 33 member institutions of the global Pasteur international network. It has a comprehensive layout of disciplines such as pathogens, immunology, and vaccinology. It conducts high-level research on the major needs of national infectious disease prevention and control and international discipline frontier, and actively expands the scientific and technological cooperation for the Belt and Road. It is at the forefront of the same field of CAS in participation of the major domestic and international projects with respect to infectious diseases and sharing of international research resources.


The positioning and goal of IPS is to reveal the persistent infection pathogenesis, immune protection mechanism and immunopathology mechanism of pathogens of major infectious diseases, to break through the common technical bottleneck of  immunotherapy, to form a diagnosis, prevention and treatment solution for major infectious diseases, to serve the national, regional and global needs of prevention and control of infectious diseases, and to establish a benchmarking international institute with distinctive features in the field of infectious disease prevention and control by relying on the Pasteur international network alliance.


IPS has established a Key Laboratory of Molecular Virus and Immunology of CAS, and has a pathogen research center, an immunology research center and a vaccinology research center, with a total of 34 research teams. It has established a new microbiology, growth and health research center in 2019, which will be mainly engaged in basic research and application technology of intestinal micro-ecology and health. It has a public technology service platform with 3 professional technical centers, including a public instrument and test analysis center, a laboratory animal center, and a pathogen discovery and big data center.