Institute Pasteur du Maroc

Class of 2017

5 staff members, 16 participants

What are the academic backgrounds of the participants in your classroom? Microbiology, computer science, Human genetics, virology, Bioinformatics

What are the main research interests of your institution?

Infectious diseases

Food safety

Cancer genetics

Immunology and Immunogenetics

Human genetics

stem cells

Tell us something interesting about your institution?

Institute Pasteur du Maroc is a public health institution under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Public Health in Morocco. The mission of this node is to promote and protect health in Morocco through research and practice in public health. The ultimate goal is the development of knowledge for Moroccan population healthy environment and healthy food safety. IPM conducts research on infectious and parasitic diseases on human, animals and plants; contributes to teaching/training personnel in microbiology and parasitology and prepares or imports serums, vaccines, enzymes and organic products for use in national human and veterinary health facilities. IPM is a member of the International Pasteur Institutes Network. It is connected to the network through a collaboration agreement that was updated in March 2010. IPM has been a member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) since 2006 and H3Abionet since 2012.

Tell us something interesting about your city or country?

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, located in the central-western part of the country bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.

Casablanca is Morocco’s chief port and one of the largest financial centers on the continent. The 2016 census (adjusted with recent numbers) recorded a population of about 6 million in the prefecture of Casablanca. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, although the national political capital is Rabat.

The leading Moroccan companies and international corporations doing Moroccan business have their headquarters and main industrial facilities in Casablanca. Recent industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historical position as the main industrial zone of the country.