After PhD project on interactions between an insect-specific virus, its host Aedes aegypti and arboviruses, I am working on several projects that focus on understanding viromes of mosquitoes and vertebrate wildlife. Describing the viruses of mosquito and vertebrate wildlife species, understudied in that regard, provides better understanding of evolution and host range for various virus groups. Additionally, mosquito viromes may directly or indirectly influence arbovirus transmission, while virus discovery and/or detection in vertebrate wildlife contributes to spillover risk estimation as well as wildlife conservation. Since many of the emergent viruses are arboviruses, both lines of research partly converge on a quest to enrich our knowledge on arbovirus transmission systems in the wild using untargeted viral metagenomics tools.
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2021Recent African strains of Zika virus display higher transmissibility and fetal pathogenicity than Asian strains., Nat Commun 2021 02; 12(1): 916.
2020Enhanced Zika virus susceptibility of globally invasive Aedes aegypti populations., Science 2020 Nov; 370(6519): 991-996.
2020Non-retroviral Endogenous Viral Element Limits Cognate Virus Replication in Aedes aegypti Ovaries., Curr. Biol. 2020 Sep; 30(18): 3495-3506.e6.
2020Introductions and early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in France, 24 January to 23 March 2020., Euro Surveill. 2020 07; 25(26): .
2020Novel genome sequences of cell-fusing agent virus allow comparison of virus phylogeny with the genetic structure of Aedes aegypti populations., Virus Evol 2020 Jan; 6(1): veaa018.
2019Cell-Fusing Agent Virus Reduces Arbovirus Dissemination in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes In Vivo., J. Virol. 2019 09; 93(18): .