Welcome to the International Symposium GPF ‘Microbes & Brain’

About The Event:

This symposium will take place within the framework of the Grand Programme Fédérateur Microbes & Brain (GPF M&B), which aims at creating synergy between Neurosciences, Microbiology and Immunology, three strong research traditions at the Institut Pasteur. This synergy should generate cutting-edge knowledge of how microbes and brain interact to maintain health or drive pathology.

The objective is to present ground-breaking research deciphering the impact of microbiota on biological functions related to the nervous system, including the blood brain barrier, metabolism and immunity of the brain, and behavior.

Accommodation

Participants must book hotel room separately. We strongly recommend that you make early hotel arrangements since July is a very busy season in Paris.

Paris conference centre

Conference Centre of the Institut Pasteur

Overview

The International Symposium GPF ‘Microbes & Brain’ will take place at the Institut Pasteur.

The historic Duclaux Lecture Theater is located in the Emile Duclaux building and was entirely renovated in 2013. It offers a prestigious setting that can accommodate up to 276 people.

Lunch will occur at the Espace Congrès

Scientific experiment

Scientific Program

Speakers

Sebastien BOHLER, Pour la Science, France

John CRYAN, University College Cork, Ireland

Jane FOSTER, The Brain-Body Institute, Canada

Lloyd KASPER, Dartmouth Medical School, United States

Wolfgang KUNZE, Brain-Body Institute, Canada

Marion LEBOYER, Groupe Hospitalier Chenevier-Mondor, France

Pierre-Marie LLEDO, Institut Pasteur

Sarkis MAZMANIAN, Caltech, United States

Michal SCHWARTZ, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Day Overview

8.30-9.00:
Registration.

9.00-9.20:
Christian Bréchot,Director-General of the Institut Pasteur, Introducing remarks Introducing remarks.

9.20-12.50:
Microbial impacts on the nervous system Microbial impacts on the nervous system.

9.20-9.55:
Michal SCHWARTZ, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Tissue adaptation for gut immunity and tolerance.

9.55-10.30:
John CRYAN, University College Cork, Ireland, Role of gut bacteria in appetite conrol.

10.30-11.05:
Coffee break.

11.05-11.40:
Jane FOSTER, The Brain-Body Institute, Canada, Myeloid cells in the brain.

11.40-12.15:
To be announced.

12.15-12.45:
Gerard Clarke The Emerging Role of the Gut Microbes in focus: Microbial Regulation of Tryptophan Metabolism.

12.45-14.15:
Lunch (Espace Congrès Espace Congrès Espace Congrès).

14.15-14.55:
Wolfgang KUNZE, Brain-Body Institute, Canada, Stem cells: genetic insights into nerve pathology.

14.55-15.30:
Impact of the microbe and neonatal susceptibility to bacterial infection.

15.30-16.00:
Lloyd KASPER, Dartmouth Medical School, United States, Raiders of the lost Neuro-Immunomodulation.

16.00-16.30:
Coffee break.

16.30-17.45:
Microbes and mental health.

16.30-17.15:
Sebastien BOHLER, Pour la Science, France, Do gut microbes communicate with the human brain?

17.15-17.45:
Sarkis MAZMANIAN, Caltech, United States, The microbiome-gut-brain axis: pathways to translation.

17.45-18.00:
Concluding remarks.

Parisian Bistro
French bread
Waiter pouring wine

Social Program

The Institut Pasteur is located in the heart of historical Paris.
A cocktail lunch will be provided on the day of the symposium at the ‘Espace Congrès’.
Below are suggestions of restaurants at walking distance from the Institut Pasteur.

L’Epicuriste
41 Boulevard Pasteur
75015 Paris

L’Authentique
167 rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
Website

Le Bélisaire
2 rue Marmontel
75015 paris
Website

Au Coin Pasteur
59 Boulevard Pasteur
75015 Paris

Les Montparnos
65 Boulevard Pasteur
75015 Paris

More ideas avaialble from the Paris Info website

Map of France showing Paris

Travel information

Please note: The prices, travelling times and addresses mentioned on this page are given for reference only. This information is subject to change.

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

How to get to the Institut Pasteur?

Map 28 rue du Dr Roux

By Metro

Map of the metro network

RATP - Public transportation official Website

Get off at either "Volontaires" (line 12) or "Pasteur" (lines 6 and 12) station. These stations are just at 5 minute walk from the Institut Pasteur.

You can buy tickets at the Metro stations, RER stations, certain RATP commercial agencies, automatic dispensers at Roissybus stops, RATP desks in Orly or CDG airports.

Note:
One ticket allows you to travel on the metro and includes all connections as long as you do not leave the metro network.

For most bus and tram routes in Paris and Ile-de-France, one ticket is valid for a single journey without connections regardless of length. On some routes (Balabus, Noctambus, Orlybus, Roissybus, 221, 297, 299, 350 and 351) fares depend on journey length.

By bus

Bus number 95 (Institut Pasteur stop, direction Porte de Vanves) stops in front of the Institute’s entrance.

Bus numbers 39 and 70 (Volontaires-Vaugirard or Sèvres-Lecourbe stops) stop slightly further away (5 to 10 minute walk) and not far from Pasteur metro station.

By car

Rue du Docteur Roux is a one way street and you pay for parking spaces. Paying public car parks are available at the following addresses:

Sogeparc France
81 rue Falguière
75015 Paris

Car park
50 avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
Direct access to Montparnasse station and TGV

From airports

Aéroports de Paris
The journey from Paris airports to the Institut Pasteur takes a minimum of 45 minutes (if you are coming from Orly airport) and 90 minutes (if you are coming from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport)

Orlyval shuttle train:
You must buy a special ticket to travel between Paris and Orly via Antony which is valid throughout the metro and RER networks. Fare (information only): € 12,05 (ORLYVAL).

From the Antony RER station, take RER line B in the direction of Gare du Nord or Aéroport Charles de Gaulle and get off at Denfert-Rochereau station. Next take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) as far as the Pasteur station.

Orlybus:
You must also buy a special ticket to travel by bus between Paris (Terminus at Denfert-Rochereau) and Orly - Fare (information only): € 8,25 - Journey time: 20 to 30 min From Denfert-Rochereau take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) as far as the Pasteur station.

By taxi:
If you prefer to travel by taxi, Paris taxis will cost you roughly € 40 per journey.

Orlyrail shuttle will also take you to the RER C (Aéroport d’Orly station)

Finally, the Jetbus will take you to the Villejuif-Aragon metro station, the terminus of line 7.

Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG1, CDG2 and CDG3 Terminal)

Metro/RER:
Go to the RER station at the airport accessible from Roissy 2, or use the free Aéroports de Paris shuttles if your flight lands at the other terminals. Buy a Paris metro ticket and take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau (about € 9.10). Next take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle-Etoile) as far as the Pasteur station - Journey time* : allow 1h30 (RER).

Roissybus:
This bus goes from the airport to rue Scribe, near Place de l’Opéra. Tickets are on sale at line terminuses, in the airports and Roissybus buses. Fare (information only): € 11.60 - Journey time: 45 to 60 minutes.

By taxi:
If you prefer to travel by taxi, Paris taxis will cost you roughly €70 per journey.

By train, from Paris' main SNCF stations

SNCF

Paris has several SNCF (railway) stations. Below are the routes which take you to the Institut Pasteur from the main stations.

Montparnasse station:

This is the closest station to the Institut Pasteur. You can either walk about 15 minutes or take the metro (line number 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) to take you from Montparnasse-Bienvenue station to Pasteur station (one stop).

Saint Lazare station:

Take the metro (line number 12 direction Mairie d’Issy) from Saint-Lazare station to Pasteur station (about 20 minutes).

Gare de Lyon station:

Take the metro (line number 14 direction Bibliothèque François Mitterrand) to Bercy station. Change to line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and get off at Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

Austerlitz station:

Take the metro (line number 5 direction Place d’Italie) to the terminus at Place d’Italie. Change to line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and get off at Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 30 minutes.

Gare de l’Est station:

Take the metro (line number 4) direction Mairie de Montrouge to Raspail station. Then change to line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and get off at Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

Gare du Nord station:

Take the RER B direction Robinson or Saint-Rémy les Chevreuse to Denfert-Rochereau. Change and take the metro line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle – Etoile to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

Tourist information

Visiting, cultural activities:
Paris Tourist Office Information and City Hall of Paris (Mairie de Paris)

Paris, the good taste capital:
Find a restaurant on Paris Info

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