Faculty


Wladimir Alonso

Wladimir J. Alonso is a Research Fellow at the Fogarty International Center (US National Institutes of Health). He has pioneered the analyses of latitudinal gradients of seasonal parameters of diseases, as well as the analytical approach that enabled revealing that the annual influenza vaccine is administered at the wrong timing in several tropical regions. Wladimir continue reading →


Maria Anisimova

Maria Anisimova is lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Since 2014 she leads the Applied Computational Genomics Team (ACGT) and is the group leader at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. She worked as senior researcher at the ETH Zurich (2007-2014) and as postdoc with Ziheng Yang (2005-2007) and Olivier Gascuel (2003-2005). Her continue reading →


Guy Baele

Guy Baele obtained his master’s degree in computer science in 2003 and his PhD degree in bioinformatics from the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 2008. Having worked in the field of evolutionary robotics at the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology  for 2 years after obtaining his PhD, he is now working in infectious disease research in continue reading →


Anne-Laure Bañuls

Anne-Laure Bañuls received a PhD in Biology and Health from the University of Montpellier in 1998. She has been a researcher at IRD since 2000 and has been posted in Hanoi, Vietnam since 2014. Specialist in population biology of pathogens and in molecular epidemiology, she seeks to deduce the modes of transmission, the virulence factors continue reading →


Eugeni Belda

Eugeni Belda is native of Spain, where he was graduated in Biological sciences (2006) and got a Master degree in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (2008) and a PhD in Bioinformatics (2010) by the University of Valencia. He then moved to France, where he have worked as Post-Doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Bioinformatic Analysis for continue reading →


Alex Becker

Alex Becker is a PhD student with Prof. Bryan Grenfell in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. His current research is focused on dissecting the cross-scale dynamics of measles transmission, with the most recent work being on transmission within primary schools. Generally, he is interested in developing and expanding the methods continue reading →


Veronika Boskova

Veronika Boskova has been a PhD student in the Computational Evolution group at ETH Zurich since October 2013. She obtained an MSc degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from ETH Zurich and University of Zurich in 2013 and an MSc degree in Cancer Genomics and Developmental Biology from Utrecht University in 2011. Her current research continue reading →


Hannah Clapham

Hannah received a bachelors in mathematics from Oxford University (2007), followed by an MSc in Epidemiology (2009) and a PhD in Infectious Disease Dynamics (2013) from Imperial College London. She then spent 2 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has recently joined continue reading →


Thierry de Meeûs

Thierry de Meeûs received a PhD in population biology from the University of Montpellier (1991). He has been a researcher at CNRS in Montpellier, France, from 1993 to 2012 when he joined IRD as a director of research. He has been posted in Burkina Faso from 2009 to 2015. His research has focused on adaptive continue reading →


Alexis Drogoul

Alexis Drogoul graduated in artificial intelligence in 1990 and received his PhD degree from the University of Paris 6 in 1993. Recruited in 1995 as associate professor, he became full professor in 2000 and joined the Institute of Research for Development as a senior researcher in 2004, within the UMMISCO international research unit. He works continue reading →


Olivier Gascuel

Olivier Gascuel studied mathematics and completed a PhD in computer science. He started working on bioinformatics by the end of the 1980’s, at the very beginning of the genomic era and of the rapid development of interactions between mathematicians, computer scientists and molecular biologists. His early interests were in sequence analysis and protein structure prediction, continue reading →


Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Oxford, UK in 2008, before spending a year in industry working on optimizing the supply chain for a large international retail company. He undertook a master’s degree and PhD at the University of Warwick, UK from 2009-2015 before taking up a post-doctoral research continue reading →


Ho Bich Hai

Ho Bich Hai studied computer science in University of East Anglia (2006) and finished her PhD in Computational Biology at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2012). Since 2007, she has joined Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology as researcher. Her current research in environment genomics focus on human gut continue reading →


Michael Johansson

Michael Johansson completed a PhD at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008. He is currently a Biologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dengue Branch and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. He uses statistical and mathematical modeling continue reading →


Nicolas Marilleau

Nicolas Marilleau has been a researcher engineer at the UMMISCO international research unit of IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) and UPMC (Pierre et Marie Curie University) since 2006. In addition, he has been an associate researcher at the DISC team of FEMTO-ST institut since 2012. Nicolas focuses on distributed systems, collaborative systems and continue reading →


Joseph Paulson

Joseph Paulson studied mathematics and completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015. Under the guidance of Mihai Pop and Hector Corrada-Bravo he began developing computational methods for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data and in particular continue reading →


Edi Prifti

Edi Prifti graduated in biomedical informatics in 2007 and received his PhD in bioinformatics from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris) in 2011. His research focused on integrative centrality measures in omics derived networks applied to complex diseases such as Obesity and diabetes. Since 2010 after he joined the INRA/MetaGenoPolis lab he focused extensively continue reading →


Franck Prugnolle

Franck Prugnolle is an evolutionary geneticist, specialist of host-parasite coevolution. He received his PhD in 2003 from the university of Montpellier (France). During his career, He worked in different institutions (University of Cambridge (UK), North Carolina state University (USA), University of Montpellier (France) and CIRMF (Gabon)) and worked on several aspects of the evolution of continue reading →


Virginie Rougeron

Virginie Rougeron received her PhD degree from the University of Montpellier in 2009. Her research focused on different aspects of the evolution and ecology of host-pathogen interactions, such as reproductive strategies of pathogens, human genetic polymorphisms involved in resistance to infectious diseases and genetic relationships between parasites infecting humans versus those infecting non-human great apes. continue reading →


Le Viet Thanh

Thanh obtained a B.E in Mapping and an MSc in Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information System (GIS) from the Hanoi University of Mining and Geology. With a strong background in GIS, Thanh joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Hanoi in 2008 for making the Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases. He completed his PhD continue reading →


Cécile Viboud

Cécile Viboud is a Senior Research Scientist in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, NIH, where she has worked over the past 13 years. She received an engineer degree in biomedical technologies from Lyon University (1998), a Master of Public Health (1999) and PhD in Biomathematics (2003) from continue reading →


Jean-Daniel Zucker

Jean-Daniel Zucker graduated from the ENSAE National Higher School of Aeronautics and Space in 1995. He then graduated in artificial intelligence in 1992. He got his PhD in 1996 in Machine Learning from Paris 6 University where he became an associate professor focusing on Relational Machine Learning. In 2002, he became Full Professor of Computer continue reading →