Batthyány was re-elected as a regional representative in the Pasteur Network

February 6, 2024

The Pasteur Network, the international network that brings together more than 30 centers linked to the Institut Pasteur from Paris and located outside France, renewed its regional representatives and re-elected the director of the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Carlos Batthyány, as one of the two members corresponding to the Americas.

The network is chaired by Amadou Sall – who is also director of the Institut
Pasteur of Dakar -, and has a Board of Directors composed of two representatives for each region where the various partner organizations are located: the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Mediterranean Europe.

At the end of January, the board renewed its members and voted to reelect
Batthyány. It also elected Mario Moreira for his first term; he is president of Fiocruz de Brazil, another of the American centers associated with the network. In the Americas there are currently six institutes in five countries: Canada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, two in Brazil (Fiocruz and the Institut Pasteur de São Paulo) and Uruguay.

The new representatives will have a two-year term of office. The representatives of the other regions were Leo Poon, from HKU – Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong, and Philippe Buchy, from Institut Pasteur of Laos, for the Asia-Pacific zone; Christian Leonard, from Sciensano (Belgium), and Abderrahmane Maaroufi, from Institut Pasteur of Marrocos, for Mediterranean Europe; and Noël Tordo, from Institut Pasteur of Guinée, for Africa. That region elected only one representative because the duo is completed with the current president.