Samuel Alizon

I am a CNRS Research Director based in the MIVEGEC department in Montpellier.

I am an evolutionary ecologist specialised in the modelling of infectious disease dynamics. My research focuses on human parasites (HPV, HIV, HCV, malaria).


2013     Habilitation (HDR, Université Montpellier 2)
2006 PhD in ecology and evolution (Université Paris 6)
2003 Magistère in biology (ENS)
2000 Admission at the ENS Cachan (biology-biochemestry track)

Academic positions

since 2017     Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS in the Laboratoire MIVEGEC
2010-2017 Chargé de Recherche at the CNRS in the Laboratoire MIVEGEC
2008-2009 ETH fellow with Sebastian Bonhoeffer at ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
2006-2008 Post-doctoral fellow with Troy Day and Peter Taylor at Queen's University (Canada)
2003-2006 PhD with Minus van Baalen at Université Paris 6 (France)


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since 2010 teaching approximately 15h/year to MSc students in French universities.
2007-2008     teaching 72h/year (game theory and calculus for biologists) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University.
2003-2006    teaching 64h/year in computer sciences for biologists, ecology and evolution at Université Paris 6.


2015-2020     Consolidator grant from the ERC.
2013-2016 PEPS grant from CNRS and the Université de Montpellier.
2012-2015 ATIP-Avenir grant from CNRS and INSERM.
2008-2009 ETH fellowship from ETH Zürich.

Editorial and reviewing work

Recommender for Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology since 2017
Associated Editor for PLoS Computational Biology since 2016
Reviewing Editor for the Journal of Evolutionary Biology from 2011 to 2015.
Member of the editorial board of Virulence since 2013.

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