alexandre.darbon (at) inserm.fr
Alexandre Darbon got his MSc in Physics in 2015 at University Paris Sud. After an internship at EPIcx lab in computational epidemiology, he joined the team as a PhD student in October 2015 under the supervision of Vittoria Colizza and Pierre-Yves Boëlle.
Alexandre's current main research activities consist in understanding the factors that may impact the spread of infectious diseases within a given population, using statistical physics methods and network physics. A first part involves describing how the time-evolving contact structure between hosts determine the outcome of two competing strains of the same pathogen. A second part deals with the vulnerability assessment of the Italian cattle trade system to zoonotic diseases, such as bovine brucellosis.