The Regional European Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network was held at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute (Athens) on September 4-5, 2019.
The aim of this Scientific Meeting was to discuss the possibilities of international cooperation between the Institutes of IPIN- Europe.
The following scientists from St. Petersburg Pasteur Insitute took part in the Scientific Meeting: Vladimir Dedkov, the Deputy Director for Research, Lyudmila Kraeva, Head of the Laboratory of Medical Bacteriology and Natalia Romanenkova, the Leading Researcher of the Laboratory of Etiology and Control of Viral Infections.
On the first day, all institutes made presentations on the possibilities of using new technologies when dealing with biological resources. Two priority areas were identified: antibiotic resistance and degenerative diseases.
On the second day, scientists responsible for the priority projects delivered their presentations. The report from St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute was presented by Lyudmila Kraeva. She spoke about the current problems of antibiotic resistance in the Russian Federation and the methods used by the Institute for the diagnosis and control of antibiotic resistance.
Also on the second day the representative of the French Ministry of Health (Jerome Weinbach - European Affairs advisor) spoke about the European Union health priorities in the context of the updated European Commission (2019-2024).He suggested preparing the projects for EU support.
Then the meeting of two working groups on the priority areas was held. As a result the plan of action for each priority area was drawn up.
During the negotiations with representatives of the Institut Pasteur in Lille, institutes from Bulgaria, Belgium, Italy and Greece, tentative agreements were reached on joint research in the study of the mechanisms of the emergence of antibiotic resistance. The research is planned to be carried out under ACIP and PTR grants, established by the IPIN.