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French Minister of Higher Education and Research Visits IPS

Date:08-07-2010   |   【Print】 【close

Mrs. Valérie Pécresse, French Minister of Higher Education and Research visited Institut Pasteur of Shanghai (IPS) on July 6.

On a brief introduction of IPS, Prof. SUN Bing, Co-Director presented IPS’s mission, research focuses and achievements. IPS conducts basic research in combining virology and immunology on viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV), respiratory viruses (Influenza, Common cold, etc), HIV/AIDS, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (EV71), so as to create solutions for a better public health. Prof. SUN introduced IPS’s efforts on translational research driven by centers dedicated to specific areas, the Pathogen Diagnostic Center and Vaccine Development Center.

Mrs. Pécresse paid a visit to the Pathogen Diagnostic Center. Dr. WANG Wei, presented the work flow of the Center and its cooperation with China CDCs, hospitals as well as the Pasteur Network.

Mrs. Valerie Pecresse expressed her wish to IPS to contribute to the development of new diagnostic tools, new drugs and new vaccines in the spirit of Louis Pasteur’s humanism.


Prof. SUN Bing introduces IPS. (photo by IPS)

The Minister Mrs. Pecresse visited the Pathogen Diagnostic Center (photo by IPS)