We work on different aspects of the ecology of infectious diseases driven by fundamental questions of human, livestock and wildlife concern. We use across-scale approaches and examine how the mechanisms of host-parasite interaction at individual level affect persistence of infection at host population scale. We primarily focus on gastrointestinal helminths but also like bacteria and viruses. We use an interdisciplinary approach that spans from immunology to epidemiology and is based on long-term field monitoring, field and lab experimental manipulations, statistical analysis and modeling.
We are currently working on four main topics:
- Dynamics of co-infection and consequences for transmission
- Myxoma virus-helminth interaction and consequences for virus evolution
- Effect of climate change on long-term and seasonal parasite persistence
- Tolerance and resistance in host-parasite interactions
- Helminth-Microbiome interaction in the host gastrointestinal tract