Alumni 2021

Alumni 2021

Alonso Sylvie

After graduating in 1978, Sylvie Alonso worked as an office assistant in a transport company. Then, from 1981 until 2004, she worked as an executive secretary at the "Le Bois Doré" workshop in Nantes. Working alongside the company director, she was responsible for sales management, administrative and commercial secretarial work, and accounting.
From 2004 to 2006, she worked on a fixed-term contract at the École Nationale Vétérinaire in the Internal Medicine and Parasitology departments. In 2006, she passed the administrative assistant exam at INRA and was recruited to the IHPM unit at Oniris. In 2012, she obtained a BAC Pro in secretarial studies and joined the corps of research technicians. She coordinated and carried out research support activities in administrative, financial and human resources management (management of research contracts, management of the unit's budgets, support in steering the unit, personnel management) within the UMR BIOEPAR. She has now retired.

Bareille Servane - Master 2

Servane Bareille was welcomed at BIOEPAR (DYNAMO), as part of her M2 internship with the MODE Master's programme (modelling in ecology) in Rennes. She analysed the feedback from the international teams involved in the ASF-Challenge, which is now drawing to a close. For several months, these teams have been trying to predict the outcome of an epidemic ... of African swine fever and to assess the relevance of control measures. It has identified which of the modelling methods used by the teams are the most promising for guiding public decision-making in relation to the issues addressed.

Berquier Florian - Master 2

Florian Berquier (M2 from Rennes) has joined the TIBODI team. He worked on the development of the amplification of genes used as markers of genetic diversity in the piroplasmas responsible for equine piroplasmosis. He was with us until 28 May 2021.

Bourriau Anaïs

From 10 May to 25 June 2021, we welcomed Anaïs Bourriau to the TIBODI team as a BTS trainee. The subject of her placement was the analysis of the transmission of Theileria equi by ticks.

Constancis Caroline

Caroline Constancis, a graduate of Agrocampus Ouest, joined BIOEPAR as a doctoral student. She was supervised by Christophe Chartier, Nadine Ravinet and Florence Hellec (sociologist at the Aster unit (INRA SAD) in Mirecourt) to work on the technical and health benefits of new ways of rearing dairy calves under a nurse in organic farming (from the farmers' point of view to quantifying the effects on health). As well as describing these innovative methods, which are currently poorly documented, Caroline assessed the impact on calf health and analysed the innovation strategy of farmers who have chosen to rear their calves in this way.

Cécilia Hélène

To complete her engineering degree in bioinformatics and modelling at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Lyon, Hélène did her end-of-studies placement in Bristol, UK, at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, where she worked on developing an agent-based model simulating the propagation of nanoparticles in a brain tumour. This model was tested on a swarm of 1,000 robots (Kilobots) that she had also helped to build during her placement.
After this international experience, Hélène joined the Bioepar team as a modelling engineer. She worked on a spatio-temporal model of tsetse fly population dynamics (Cecilia et al. 2019) based on data from the eradication campaign carried out in Senegal by CIRAD, a project partner. This model should enable the development of effective control strategies against this vector species.
After a sabbatical year partly spent criss-crossing the roads of Southeast Asia, Hélène returned to Bioepar to start her PhD in October 2018. She worked on developing a model capable of understanding and predicting the spread and persistence of Rift Valley fever in West Africa as part of the FORESEE project. She was co-supervised by Pauline Ezanno (Bioepar), Raphaëlle Métras (INSERM, IPLESP, UMRS-1136) and Renaud Lancelot (CIRAD, UMR Astre).

Daveu Romain

He joined the TiBoDi team at BioEPAR as a PhD student. His subject was entitled "The role of Midichloria mitochondrii, an endosymbiotic bacterium of the tick Ixodes ricinus, in the physiology of its host". He was supervised by Olivier Plantard and Davide Sassera from the University of Pavia (Italy), where he completed his second year of thesis.

Deflesselle Camille

Camille Deflesselle (ESIEE Paris) joined the DYNAMO team from 19 April to 6 August 2021. She worked on the development of graphical representations of models and simulation outputs in highly structured livestock systems, in support of Vianney Sicard's thesis.

Ferrand Pauline

Pauline Ferrand did her work placement in the TIBODI team from 1 March to 16 July 2021. She is preparing a professional degree and her subject is part of the PiroGoTick project: molecular detection and visualisation of T. equi in tick organs.

Fuertes Coralie

We welcomed Coralie Fuertes for an internship on colistin resistance until the end of July. Her subject was the implementation and study of the contribution of an ontology integrating data relating to diseases in farmed monogastric animals.

Hayatgheib Niki

Niki HAYATGHEIB is a veterinary surgeon who joined BioEPAR within the APPIFISH group as a PhD student. Her thesis focused on assessing the efficacy and safety of alternatives to antibiotics in the fish farming industry: towards a reduction in the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in fish, their environment and fish farmers? It was supervised by Hervé Pouliquen, Didier Lepelletier (MiHAR Unit, CHU Nantes) and Emmanuelle Moreau.

The aims of the thesis were to:

  • to assess the efficacy and safety of an alternative product against Aeromonas salmonicida sub salmonicida (Ass) furunculosis in rainbow trout under controlled infection and rearing conditions.
  • to study the risk of spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes from fish and their environment (water, biofilm, sediment) to fish farmers.

Helsens Nicolas

Nicolas Helsens has joined BIOEPAR and SECALIM. His thesis focused on the "Characterisation of bacterial communities and antibiotic resistance genes in farmed fish", as part of the Foodresistome (RFI) project. He was supervised by Catherine Magras (SECALIM thesis supervisor), Ségolène Calvez (BIOEPAR) and Hervé Prévost (SECALIM).

Joary Maïwenn

Maïwenn Joary (Master 1 Cartographie et Gestion de l'Environnement, Biologie Écologie course at the UFR de Nantes) did her internship from 3 May to 9 July 2021 in the TIBODI team on the "Development of an experimental device for measuring the activity of ticks (Ixodes ricinus) under controlled conditions using ethoscopes".

Larramendy Stéphanie

Stéphanie Larramendy (who has dual training as an agricultural engineer and a doctor) is already working as a University Senior Registrar in the Department of General Medicine at the Faculty of Nantes, and as a general practitioner in private practice. She completed her thesis (Territorial and collective determinants of community-acquired infections caused by ESBL bacteria) at the same time as her other activities.

Mallard Marie-Astrid

Research engineer. Research interests: Cattle parasitology (including gastrointestinal Strongyles and ticks), immunology, serology, coprology, molecular biology.

Mercat Mathilde

His thesis project aimed to develop output-based analysis methods for animal health surveillance based on the study of BVD. This thesis project was part of a European project (STOC FREE) funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The aim of the project was to develop a standardised tool for epidemiological surveillance of cattle diseases, estimating probabilities of absence of infection on the basis of data of varying nature and origin. The tool was developed on the basis of data collected in Europe to control the bovine viral diarrhoea virus. This data can be very diverse: results of biological tests looking for antigens, antibodies, etc. carried out on serum, milk, etc. on an animal or a group of animals, risk factors linked to the way the farm is run. Various statistical methods were compared on the basis of their ability to predict the probability of infection. The model selected allowed studies at different levels of aggregation: individual, herd, region. It should also be adaptable to the surveillance of other diseases. It was supervised by : Aurélien Madouasse, Christine Fourichon.

Morel Hannah

Hannah Morel (M2) worked on new support strategies for farmers based on participatory meetings as part of the UniFilAnim Santé IEP.

Morel-Journel Thibaut

After a thesis at the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (UMR INRA 1355, CNRS 7254, UNS) defended in 2015 and a postdoctoral stay at the Earth and Life Institute (Université Catholique de Louvain) thanks to a "Move-In-Louvain" grant (co-funded by Marie Curie Actions), Thibaut came to work at Oniris in the BIOEPAR unit from October 2018. His research topics concern spatial dynamics at different scales, applied to population biology or epidemiology. His thesis work helped to better understand how the spatial structure of the introduction area modifies the success of invasive species introductions, using stochastic numerical simulations and experiments in microcosms. Using similar methods during his first postdoc, he also studied the interaction between the behaviour of individuals and the spatial structure of metapopulations, as well as their impact on their resilience after a disturbance. At Oniris, he worked on the Sant'Innov project to study methods for reallocating the movements of young beef cattle when they are transferred to fattening farms, in order to reduce epidemiological risks.

Peroz Carole

Senior lecturer. Research interests: Veterinary public health, Health regulations, Epidemiology, Infectious diseases-zoonoses, Flow cytometry

Planes Tristan

We welcomed Tristan Planes as a 1st year BTS trainee in the ImmunoCare team. He was with us until 3 July 2021. He worked mainly in molecular biology and did some cell culture. His internship topic was the evaluation of the ability of alca extracts to stimulate or induce training of blood monocytes.

Saade Georges

Georges SAADE is a veterinary surgeon who joined BioEPAR's ImmunoCare group as a PhD student. His thesis focused on the co-infection of porcine respiratory cells and tissues by influenza A and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. He was supervised by François Meurens and Nicolas Bertho.

Modification date : 27 October 2023 | Publication date : 27 October 2023 | Redactor : ML