Global Link for Online Biomedical Expertise (GLOBE)

Publisher: Fondation Mérieux
Type: Worksheets
Language(s): French
Published: 11/2011
Updated: 11/2011
Theme: Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance


Access Doctor Mérieux biological sciences museum temporary exhibitions fact sheets

The Doctor Mérieux Biological Sciences Museum opened its doors to the public in Marcy l'Etoile for the first time on Wednesday 29 August 2007.

It is the culmination of a project launched in 2001 by Mr. Joël Piegay, Mayor of Marcy l'Etoile and Mr. Alain Mérieux.

It is dedicated to biology, including exhibitions on vaccinology and diagnostics, the Mérieux family who are the driving force behind this industrial adventure and the way that the village of Marcy l'Etoile has changed over time. Although the museum explores the past, it never loses sight of the future. It presents the major international challenges facing public health, as well as the new biotechnological and genetic weapons we are using to fight infectious diseases. The museum is run as an association.

The museum is located in "Carmino House" which belonged to the Mérieux Institute's launderer before it became the property of the commune of Marcy l'Etoile. 

The museum project was made possible by funding from the Rhone-Alpes region, the Commune of Marcy l'Etoile, the Mérieux Foundation, de BioMérieux and Sanofi Pasteur, and by scientific expertise from theVeterinary School.

The museum is now also supported by Merial and the Friends of the Museum association.

The content was chosen by a scientific committee following in the footsteps of the pioneers of Mérieux's human and veterinary scientific and industrial adventures. The committee is chaired by Mr. Yves Moreau, a veterinary doctor.

You can visit the museum in two different ways:

  • Chronological visit: earn about the Mérieux adventure, the people who have played roles in it, their discoveries and the stages in the development of the various companies.

  • Thematic visit : explore educational exhibits that explain scientific, medical and technical issues.

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