EBEP has skills in the epidemiology of pig diseases and in virology. This partner will be particularly involved in the experimental infection of pigs with PRRSv and in the development of the epidemiological model of PRRSv spread in a pig herd. An on-going partnership between this partner and BioEpAR has produced preliminary results on the individual immune response of pigs to infection and on the relation between pig immune status and infectiousness. These results have been obtained through an experimental infection of SPF pigs with PRRSv performed in ANSES Ploufragan.
Team leader, head of unit EBEP
Supervisor of Priscilla Cailly
Dr. N. Rose has skills is epidemiology and infection dynamics of viral pathogens in pig (PCV-2, Influenza, PRRSv, Hepatitis E). He is involved in WP1.
Florent Eono has skills in pig epidemiology. He will coordinate the technical issues related to the follow-up study in naturally PRRSv infected pig herds (WP1).
Having a background in applied mathematics, Mathieu Andraud’s research interests are oriented towards mathematical modelling of biological processes. His studies focus mainly on the transmission of infectious agents in populations and the evaluation of the impact of potential control measures.