Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge is a Cambodian non-profit research institution. Operating under the high patronage of the Cambodian Ministry of Health its status and operation are governed by an agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France).

The Institute counts around 260 people, working or learning including local and international researchers. IPC hosts one high-level biosecurity and biosafety laboratory (BSL-3) since 2008, 11 BSL-2, a sequencing platform and a secured biobank.

The Institute focuses its research and public health activities in the field of communicable diseases in partnership with hospitals, specialized Cambodian centers of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, and the main universities in Cambodia. The research entities (virology, epidemiology, malaria, immunology and entomology) and research groups (clinical research, AMR, GeoHealth, One Health) conduct multidisciplinary research programs in life sciences and health on infectious diseases, in particular to identify and sequence emerging pathogens, including those responsible for zoonosis.

The IPC also hosts several referral laboratories for a number of pathogens (seasonal and avian flu, COVID-19, rabies, dengue/other arboviruses, tuberculosis, malaria, etc.) to support the public health response.  

The institute also provides health services through (i) a vaccination service (3 rabies prevention centers and an international vaccinations center), (ii) a medical biology laboratory (accredited with the ISO 15189 norm), (iii) an anonymous free HIV screening center and (iv) a Laboratory of Environment and Food safety laboratory (accredited with the ISO 17089 norm).

The Institute also contributes to the training of medical doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians, masters and PhD students in biological sciences. The IPC is also an active partner to the new International Master of Infectiology coordinated by the University of Health Sciences (Cambodia) and Paris-Saclay University (France) started in 2019.  

As a member of the Pasteur Network, the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge collaborates closely with several international partners to further increase capacity and capability in Cambodia and beyond.

For more information, visit the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge official website .

Last update on October7th 2022.