BioEpAR coordinates the project. It is a mixed unit between INRA and ONIRIS, located in Nantes. It is a multidisciplinary group with special skills in modelling and computing (epidemiological modelling, population dynamics, decision modelling, simulation, model analysis), epidemiology (quantitative and molecular epidemiology, in cattle and pig), animal health management, animal health economics, biostatistics (classical biostatistics, spatial statistics), and immunology. Three teams are involved:
- MODEC - modelling and decision - aims at better understanding and predicting pathogen spread and persistence in heterogeneous host populations to evaluate the epidemio-economic efficiency of prevention and control strategies. Models of the spread of BVDV, Map and Salmonella carriage in a cattle or pig herd have been developed by team MODEC in collaboration with MIA-Jouy. Research is based on a the development of a multi-scale modelling framework, from the within-host immune response to infection to pathogen spread and control between herds.
- PVP - populations of vectors and parasites -aims at performing spatial and molecular analyses of pathogen populations to identify the relative contributions of the various routes of transmission in the between-herd spread of pathogens. PVP is particularly interested in Q fever control and the associated spread of Coxiella burnetii at a regional scale.
- EPID - quantitative epidemiology -aims at describing health statuses of individual cattle and herds, identifying main factors of disease occurrence in cattle herds, and evaluating disease impact and efficiency of control measures at the herd or regional scale.
Scientific coordinator of MIHMES.
Leader of WP1: from the individual to the population. Head of PVP.
Pr. Dr. F. Beaudeau has skills in cattle epidemiology and spatial statistics. He is involved mainly in WP1, WP2 and WP4.
Dr. S. Krebs has skills in animal health economics, especially in microeconomics. He is involved in WP3 and WP4.
Team leader. Head of MODEC. Leader of WP4: From predictive modelling to decision tools.
Dr. C. Belloc has skills in pig epidemiology and immunology. She also will provide support to apply economic models to real host/pathogen systems. She is concerned by all WPs.
Sandie Arnoux has skills in computer sciences, especially model and software development. She is involved in WP2 and WP4, and in relationships with partner Myriads. She manages the model and tool development of the project.
Florence Beaugrand deals with the efficiency of consultancy on animal health and is then involved in the users' motivations to use decision-making tools.
Alain Joly has skills in animal health management.He has large relationships with the french socio-economic partners interested in cattle health management. He is involved in WP1, WP2 and WP4.
Dr. R. Guatteo has skills in cattle epidemiology. He is involved mainly in WP1 and WP4.
Erwann Helleu has skills in computer sciences, specifically in systems and networks administration. He is involved in managing the computing resources of the project tools.
Co-supervisor of Pranav Pandit.
Dr. T. Hoch has skills in epidemiological modelling. He is involved mainly in WP2.
Funded by INRA
Anne Lehebel has skills in biostatistics. She is involved in WP1.
Funded by INRA
Dr. A. Rault is an economist and he has skills in the microeconomics of agricultural production. He is involved in the modelling of disease control decisions and strategies (WP3).
Pr. H. Seegers has skills in animal health management and veterinarian epidemiology. He is involved in WP2, WP3 and WP4.
Dr. A-F. Viet has skills in computer sciences applied to epidemiology and decision making. She is involved mainly in WP3 and WP4.