My team

Do you want to know more about my team and its amazing members (Virus Ecology and Evolution)? Please visit our official page hosted on the University of Groningen’s website.

I am an assistant professor in Microbial Ecology and Evolution at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). I obtained my Pharm.D. from the University of Tours (France) and my Ph.D. from the University Pierre-et-Marie Curie (Paris, France). I then did a postdoc at the University of Leuven (Belgium).

My research aims to characterize evolutionary pressures and dynamics that impact the evolution of viruses across scales, from within- to between-hosts, from small transmission chains to epidemics, and from deep to recent evolutionary processes. Because viral evolution takes place at the same time scale as viral ecological processes, its study can uncover some insights into virus ecology: How do they spread? Where do they come from? What is their host range? All critical pieces of information to understand and manage their impact on us, on our domesticated animals and plants, on our ecosystems, and even on our whole biosphere.

To explore these questions, I use an integrated combination of “wet” (controlled experiments, fieldwork, high-throughput sequencing) and “dry” (bioinformatics, phylodynamics, modeling, and simulations) approaches.

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