Camille Jacqueline (phd)
Camille Jacqueline is a PhD student at Université Montpellier 2 and works at UMR MIVEGEC under the supervision of F. Thomas and B. Roche. She has a solid background in ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. During her Master internship she studied host-parasite coevolution in two important human diseases, namely Lyme disease and Malaria. Her thesis is part of the CEECR research project, focusing on the links between immunoecology and oncogenic processes. Using data analysis, modeling and experimental studies on Drosophila, the main objective of her thesis will be to identify the roles of pathogens in the development of certain cancers.
Tazzio Tissot (phd)
Tazzio Tissot is a PhD student under the supervision of F. Thomas and B. Roche, working at both Université Montpellier 2 and UMR MIVEGEC. He has a solid background in behavioral ecology and cognitive sciences, and experience in mathematical modeling. During his education, he was trained on issues linked to the evolution of interactions, such as multicellularity in microbes or the evolution of fairness in humans. He will join the CEECR in September 2014 to start a PhD on the evolutionary biology of cancer. The main objectives of this thesis are to model (1) the ecological interactions of cancerous cells, (2) and the impact of cancer at an organismal and community level.
Audrey Arnal (post-doc)
Audrey Arnal is a post-doc at the CNRS. Following her work on large-scale circulation of pathogen agents in wild bird populations in close contact with Humans, she obtained a PhD in biology in 2012. Since the beginning of her PhD she has published 7 articles in international journals such as Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, PloS One and Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases.
Cindy Gidoin (post-doc)
Cindy Gidoin has currently a postdoctoral position at IRD (UMR MIVEGEC). The core objective of her researches is to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes influencing the dynamics and genetics of populations and their adaptive responses to rapidly changing environments. Through both theoretical and empirical approaches, Cindy conducts pluridisciplinary researches combining data, theoretical concepts and mathematical models. At the CREEC, she is developing a modeling approach to test the hypotheses underlying the concept of organ ecology. She has published 6 articles in international journals such as Journal of Animal Ecology, Molecular Ecology and Plos One.
They came to the CREEC:
Léa Pradier (Bachelor student in biology at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) interested in host-parasite interactions and evolutionary approaches of medicine) was an intern at UMR MIVEGEC during summer 2014, working on the evolution of natural resistance to cancer.
Alexandre Suire (Master student (Master écologie, biodiversité et évolution à l’université de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI) interested with evolutionary medicine especially ecological and evolutionary approaches in the war against cancer) was an intern at CREEC until June 2015, exploring the influence of oncogenic processes on ecosystem functioning, especially competition and sexual selection.
Hugo Ducasse was a PhD student under the supervision of F. Thomas and B. Roche, working at both Université Montpellier 2 and UMR MIVEGEC. He has a solid background in community, functional and evolutive ecology. During his Master internship he studied parasite-host-environment interactions, especially parasite manipulation. In October 2013 he started a PhD in evolutionary biology of cancer. This thesis is part of the CEECR research project focusing on the evolution of natural resistance/susceptibility to cancers. The main objectives of this thesis are (1) to establish a database on the incidence and diversity of cancers in wildlife using data from zoos, (2) to understand the influence of species ecology on the development of natural resistance to cancer and (3) to determine if there is a Peto paradox at the intraspecific level between large and small organs?