I am a medical epidemiologist (MD in 1988 at Paris V, specialisation in rheumatology in 1990, Paris V, and DrPH from Harvard School of Public Health in 1993) specialized in infectious diseases epidemiology. After working at WHO at the clinical research unit of the Global Program on AIDS (1993-1994), I spent five years in Ethiopia and two years in the Netherlands working as the Program Manager of the Ethio-Netherlands AIDS Research Project (1994-2001). In 2002, I joined Institut Pasteur to launch the Emerging Diseases Epidemiology unit. There, my focus has been on viral hepatitis C (North-Coordinator of the ANRS research site on viral hepatitis; www.hepnile.org) and emerging infections such as the SARS (Scientific Coordinator of the EPISARS project which aimed prevent the re-emergence of SARS through the control of its animal reservoir) and the MERS-CoV. I also have a strong teaching involvement, as co-Director and founder of the Pasteur-Cnam School of Public Health (http://ecole-pasteur.cnam.fr), and coordinator of a master in public health with strong focus on infectious diseases. In 2014, I was appointed as Director of the newly created Pasteur Centre for Global Health Research and Education.
INCEPTION – INstitut Convergences pour l’étude de l’Émergence des Pathologies au Travers des Individus et des populatiONs
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The Healthy Human Global Project
Le projet Milieu Intérieur est l’un des lauréats de la première vague d’appel d’offre “Laboratoire d’Excellence” lancé dans le cadre du programme de relance économique « Investissements d’avenir » du gouvernement français. Le projet […]
LabEx IBEID – Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Presentation Le but du projet Biologie Intégrative des Maladies Infectieuses Emergentes (IBEID), coordonné par les professeurs Philippe Sansonetti et Pascale Cossart, est de développer une structure pour anticiper et lutter contre les maladies […]
Longitudinal follow-up of a population cohort in a French city with high SARS-CoV-2 circulation in early 2020 : the COVID-Oise cohort
Context In early 2020, the first French death attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was a teacher from Crépy-en-Valois, a city north of Paris. The intense circulation of the novel coronavirus in that area was […]
Quantifying the health impacts of Zika virus infection
Previously considered to cause limited human infection and mild disease, Zika virus (ZIKV) caused several large outbreaks in Yap Island in 2007, in French Polynesia in 2013-2014 and the 2015-2016 epidemic across the Americas […]
ComCor: Study of sociodemographic factors, behaviors and practices associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection
The ComCor study is a nationwide case-control study which aims first to describe the locations and circumstances of recent SARS-CoV-2 infection, and second, to assess the role of different settings and activities in the […]
AFRIPOX – A One Health approach of monkeypox in Centrafrican Republic
AFRIPOX : une approche One Health de la variole du singe en République Centrafricaine : Infection humaine, reservoir animal, écologie de la maladie et outils diagnostiques Le monkeypox est un Orthopoxvirus émergent responsable de […]
Emergency response to global threats of emerging and re-emerging pathogens
With over 125 years’ experience with infectious diseases, the Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN), which is composed of 33 research institutes in 26 countries and five continents, are ideally positioned […]
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ANRS 12332 HepNile: Evaluation of “Real Life” Efficacy and Safety of antiviral treatments including new Direct Antiviral Agents among patients treated for Chronic Hepatitis C at Egyptian National Treatment Centres
Background: Clinical trials are performed under optimal conditions where patients are highly selected without co-morbidities, clinical supervision is provided by specialists, and strict protocols are used to enhance patient compliance. Due to this, results […]
HCV research in Egypt
Funding: ANRS & EC. The main research objectives of this multidisciplinary network funded by the ANRS and the EC are the assessment of the burden of HCV infection and disease in Egypt, the study […]
Epidemiology of Buruli ulcer in Cameroon
Funding: ANR, Fondation Raoul Follereau, Fondation SANOFI Espoir. In this new research program, we will conduct for the first time the simultaneous collection of environmental (plants and insects) and human samples in two […]
Acute Bacterial Meningitis Project: Investigation of the spatio-temporal dynamics of meningitis epidemics in Niger and the associated ecologic risk factors
Funding : DCI Monaco. In collaboration with epidemiologists from the Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire (CERMES) in Niamey, we are using recent advances in Geographic Information Systems and statistical methodology to investigate […]
2021Asymptomatic and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections elicit polyfunctional antibodies., Cell Rep Med 2021 Apr; (): 100275.
2021SARS-CoV-2 population-based seroprevalence studies in Europe: a scoping review., BMJ Open 2021 04; 11(4): e045425.
2021Systematic Booster after Rabies Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Alleviate Rabies Antibody Monitoring in Individuals at Risk of Occupational Exposure., Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Mar; 9(4): .
2021Prevalence of congenital microcephaly and its risk factors in an area at risk of Zika outbreaks., BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 Mar; 21(1): 214.
2021SARS-CoV-2 variants and ending the COVID-19 pandemic., Lancet 2021 03; 397(10278): 952-954.
2021A Self-Assessment Web-Based App to Assess Trends of the COVID-19 Pandemic in France: Observational Study., J Med Internet Res 2021 03; 23(3): e26182.
2021Sex differences in the evolution of neutralizing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2., J Infect Dis 2021 Mar; (): .
2021Reassessment of the risk of birth defects due to Zika virus in Guadeloupe, 2016., PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 Mar; 15(3): e0009048.
2021Covid-19: Keeping schools as safe as possible., BMJ 2021 02; 372(): n524.
2021Multiplex assays for the identification of serological signatures of SARS-CoV-2 infection: an antibody-based diagnostic and machine learning study., Lancet Microbe 2021 Feb; 2(2): e60-e69.
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