EPIcx (epidemics in complex environments) is a research lab within the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (UMR-S 1136) at INSERM and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Faculty of Medicine, in Paris, France. We use mathematical models and computational thinking to study infectious disease epidemics in environments characterized by many degrees of complexity, as typically observed in reality. By integrating methods of complex systems with statistical physics approaches, computational sciences, mathematical epidemiology and geographic information systems, we focus on characterizing the conditions for the pathogen propagation and maintenance, quantifying the impact on the hosts population and testing a variety of intervention measures aimed at the epidemic control.
may 27, 2013: Ashleigh Van Metre, a student from Wofford College, South Carolina, USA, joins the lab for a summer internship on computational epidemiology.
jan 21, 2013: Andreia Hisi, a post-doc from Brazil joins the lab for one year visiting, under the Ciências Sem Fronteiras program.
oct 2, 2012: Chiara Poletto gives a seminar at IFISC, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Have a look here at video of the talk, titled Impact of heterogeneous features of hosts and pathogens in the spatial spread of epidemics
oct 1, 2012: Pietro Cantarelli, a Master student from the Dept of Mathematics of the University of Milan, Italy, joins the lab for the fall semester to carry out the research work for his Master thesis.
sept 17, 2012: Luca Ferreri, a PhD student from the Dept of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Turin, Italy, joins the lab for the fall semester; Chiara Poletto joins the lab on a fellowship of the French Embassy