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Kourilsky Takes Helm at the Pasteur Institute

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Science  15 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5439, pp. 382-383
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5439.382b

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France's pre-eminent center for biomedical research, the Institute Pasteur in Paris, will start the next millennium with a new leader. Philippe Kourilsky, an internationally known immunologist at Pasteur, will replace outgoing director-general Maxime Schwartz on 1 January. The decision by the institute's 20-member executive board, which was made on 7 October, has been broadly welcomed by Pasteur scientists, who have been engaged in a long debate on the institute's future.