Samuel Alizon

Research director at the CNRS and exploiter team leader. Theoretical evolutionary ecologist specialised in the study of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in human parasites such as HIV, HCV, malaria, ebola, HPV, or SARS-Cov-2.

Gonché Danesh

Research engineer in phylodynamics and genomics analyse sof human viruses.

Vincent Garot

MVA MSc internship on phylodynamics (main supervisor: Laurent Jacob).

Louis Colliot

PhD candidate funded by Sidaction on modelling HIV transmission in France using phylodynamics approaches.

Auriane Rousselle

Last year intership from IPSA working on modeling HPV infections.

Thomas Bénéteau

LcC-funded PhD candidate from on modelling HPV cancer dynamics (co-advisors: Mircea Sofonea and Christian Selinger).

Baptiste Elie

ENS-Cahan-funded PhD candidate working on HPV ecology and evolution (co-advisor: Nacho Bravo and Vincent Foulongne).

Nicolas Tessandier

ANRS-MIE post-doctoral research fellow working on HPV immunology.

Olivier Supplisson

ANRS-MIE-funded PhD candidate on modeling herpesvirus seroepidemiology in France (co-advisors: Mircea Sofonea and Sonia Burrel).

Bastien Reyné

Montpellier University-funded PhD candidate working on modelling vaccination policies in epidemiology (co-advisor: Christian Selinger and Mircea Sofonea).

Tsukushi Kamiya

FRM post-doctoral research fellow working on vaginal microbiota dynamics.

Valérie Noël

CNRS engineer in bioinformatics.



Matthew Hartfield

ATIP-Avenir-funded post-doctoral fellow (2012-2014) on virus evolutionary dynamics. Now a Research fellow in Edinburgh (UK).

Carmen Lía Murall

ERC-funded Post-doctoral fellow on papillomavirus ecology and evolution (2015-2018). Now post-doctoral fellow in Montréal.

Christian Selinger

ERC-funded Post-doctoral fellow in biostatistics, genomics and epidemiology (2017-2019). Now IRD tenured researcher.

PhD candidates

Emma Saulnier

Montpellier University-funded PhD candidate (2013-2017) in Viral phylodynamics (co-advisor: Olivier Gascuel). Now data scientist in Toulouse (France).

Mircea Sofonea

ENS-funded PhD candidate (2014-2017) on modelling multiple infections and virulence evolution (co-advisor: Yannis Michalakis). Now Assistant Professor at the University of Montpellier.

Gonché Danesh

FRM-funded PhD candidate (2017-2021) on phylodynamics of HIV and coinfecting viruses (co-advisor: Marc Choisy). Now a research engineer in the team in Montpellier.

Jérôme Bourret

Montpellier University-funded PhD candidate (2017-2020) working on analysing codon usage preference (main advisor: Nacho Bravo). Currently a post-doctoral fellow with Étienne Simon-Lorière in Paris.

Başak Uysal

FHU-funded PhD candidate (2020-2023) on vaginal microbiota and viral infections (co-advisors: Vincent Foulongne and Nicolas Tessandier).

MSc students

Mathieu Moslonka-Lefebvre

MSc Student at ETH (2009) on modelling epidemics on networks (co-supervisor: Sebastian Bonhoeffer).

Susan V. Cousineau

MEME MSc Student (2011-2012) on sex heterogeneity and the evolution of virulence.

Eileen Rebecca Butterfield

MEME MSc Student (2011-2012) on the project modelling the evolution of resistance and tolerance (co-supervisor: Yannis Michalakis).

Jessica Abbate

Chateaubriand fellowship (2011) on epidemiological modelling of plant pathogens (supervisor: Janic Antonovics).

Guilhem Heinrich

MSA MSc Student (2012) on linking epidemiology and phylogenetics (co-supervisor: Olivier Gascuel).

Eugene Geidelberg

MEME MSc Student (2014-2015) on modelling the evolution of drug resistance in HIV at the within- and between-host levels.

Tsukushi Kamiya

MEME MSc Student (2014) on the coevolution of immunosuppression and virulence.

Lafi Aldakak

MEME MSc Student (2015) on modelling ebola virus virulence evolution (co-supervisor: Mircea Sofonea).

Yağmur E. Erten

MEME MSc Student (2015) on modelling virulence evolution in a heterogeneous environment (co-supervisor: Sébastien Lion).

Danesh Gonché

BCD MSc student (2016) working on viral phylodynamics and the PANGEA contest (co-supervisor : Emma Saulnier).

Diede de Haan

MEME MSc student (2016) working on bioinformatics and virus genomics (co-supervisor : Nacho Bravo).

Luis F. V. V. Boullosa

MEME MSc student (2016) working on modelling virulence evolution (co-supervisor : Mircea Sofonea).

Stefano Tiso

MEME MSc student (2017) working on HPV diversity evolution (co-supervisor : Carmen Lía Murall).

Camille Mayeux

B2E MSc student (2018) working on HPV epidemiology (co-supervisor: Nacho Bravo).

Julien Lombard

MODE MSc1 student (2019) on modelling coinfections and drug resistance (co-supervisors: Mircea Sofonea and Ramsès Djidjou-Demasse).

Dennis Lopez

MD and Biology & Health MSc1 student (2019) on HPV infections in young women.

Dorian Vlaeminck

Physics and engineering of life MSc1 student (2019) on epidemics on networks (co-supervisor: Christian Selinger).

Thomas Bénéteau

MDV MSc2 student (2019) on modelling HPV within-cell dynamics (co-supervisors: Mircea Sofonea and Christian Selinger).

Mahé Liabeuf

Undergrad student (2019) on phylodynamics (co-supervisor: Gonché Danesh).

Afra Salazar

MEME MSc1 student (2020) working on modelling the evolution of the asymptomatic period.

Baptiste Elie

EBE MSc2 (2020) working on memory effects in epidemiology (co-supervisor: Christian Selinger).

Jean Pachebat

Intern from Télécom Paris working on analysing COVID-19 time series (co-supervisor: Christian Selinger).

Quentin Chaung

Intern from ENS Cachan (2021) on PAPCLEAR clinical data analyses (co-supervisor: Nicolas Tessandier).

Louis Colliot

M1 internship from Lille University (2022) on phylodynamics and the PANGEA contest (co-supervisor: Gonché Danesh).

Molly Edbrooke

IMaLiS MSc internship on HPV within-host evolution (co-supervisor: Gonché Danesh).

Emma Kerioui

ISPED MSc internship on COVID-19 epidemic waves analysis (co-supervisor: Olivier Supplisson).


Vanina Boué

Engineer in biology working on the EVOLPROOF project (2018-2023).

Corentin Boennec

Engineer in data science working on COVID-19 (2020-2021). Now a PhD candidate in Toulouse.

Claire Bernat

Engineer on the EVOLPROOF project (2017-2018). Now a CNRS engineer at the IGF in Montpellier.

Mélanie Pélissou

Technician in biology (2017-2018) on the EVOLPROOF project. Now working at

Gaëtan Peris

Computer scientist (2016) working on the EVOLPROOF project. Now working at GFI.

Massilva Rahmoun

CNRS engineer in immunology and clinical researcher (2014-2020). Now working at CNRS MIVEGEC with Nacho Bravo.

Soraya Groc

TEC on the project EVOLPROOF (2018-2020). Now working at CHU Montpellier.

Sophie Grasset

TRC on the project EVOLPROOF (2018-2020). Now working at CHU Montpellier.

Matthieu Jung

Research engineer in computer sciences on the PEPS project (2012). Now at the CNRS in Strasbourg at the IGBMC.