The VRI includes 150 researchers working on more than 40 international projects.
Pr Olivier Schwartz is heading the Virus & Immunity Unit at Institut Pasteur since 2007.
He is the former president of the Scientific Council of Institut Pasteur (2009-2011) and former director of the Virology Department (2012-2014).
He is studying HIV and Chikungunya replication, and the host innate and adaptive immune responses induced by these viruses. Olivier Schwartz is one of the leaders of the Basic division of the VRI