Lulla Opatowski is assistant professor in Mathematical Epidemiology (University of Versailles Saint Quentin – UVSQ).
Her main research interests are in mathematical modelling of infectious disease and statistical inference, with a particular interest in bacterial resistance to antimicrobials (including antibiotics and vaccines) and host-pathogen-pathogen interactions.
Her main projects include:
- SARS-COV-2, MOD-COV: We currently participate to the modelling effort on COVID and in particular study the risk of nosocomial transmission of the virus in patients and health care workers
- RESPIMOD: Modelling between-pathogen interactions within the respiratory tract, in particular interactions between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses.
- Microbiome: Building models to study the factors leading to the acquisition of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the development of gut microbiota.
- Nosocomial infections: modelling analysis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals. This includes both theoretical models and the analysis of strains transmission routes from detailed proximity contact data and colonisation of S. aureus and Enterobacteriaceae (I-BIRD study, Individual Based Investigation of Resistant bacteria Dissemination in hospitals)
- Study of multi-strain models and impact of vaccination (application to pneumococcus and HPV)
- One health: Modelling selection and persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in effluents
- Jonathan Bastard
- Mélanie Bonneault
- Audrey Duval
- Paul Henriot
- Aleksandra Kovacevic
- George Shirreff
- David Smith
Former team members:
- Hélène Arduin
- Xuefeng Gao
- Rania Assab
- Matthieu Domenech de Celles
- Pachka Hammami