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UMR INRA - Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis - Cnrs


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Modelling, mathematical epidemiology

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II received my PhD from Nice - Sophia Antipolis University in 1997, with a thesis on Control models in fisheries (in French) prepared at Inria. It was followed by post-doctoral positions in the fisheries field at: IFREMER Nantes, France (1997); Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (1997); Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC Barcelona, Spain (1998-1999, Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant).

In January 2000, I obtained a research position at INRA in the Applied Mathematics and Informatics research unit, Jouy-en-Josas, France. I started working on mathematical epidemiology applied to livestock. In 2000, I spent 7 months as visiting researcher in the  Veterinary Epidemiology Group at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. I later directed my research towards crop protection.

In November 2012, I joined the M2P2 team at the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech and the BIOCORE team, a joint Inria/INRAE/CNRS/Sorbonne Université team, in Sophia Antipolis. I am part of the MathNum division at INRAE.

CV S. Touzeau (Feb. 2022)pdf - 108.6 kB


Research interests

Development and analysis of mathematical models in population dynamics
  • Mathematical analysis: model reduction, stability, control
  • Numerical exploration: parameter identification, sensitivity analysis, simulation
Main applications in crop protection:
  • plant pest and disease epidemiology
  • management of crop resistance
  • design, assessment and optimisation of sustainable control strategies

Research projects & networks

  • EPITAG EPIdemiological modelling and control for Tropical AGriculture. Associate team between Inria BIOCORE & Cameroon, 2017-2024 (Inria principal investigator)
  • SuzuKIISS:ME Managing Drosophila SuzuKII thanks to SuperSterile Insects: Maturation and Efficiency. Écophyto - Maturation project, 2022-2024
  • CeraTIS Corse Territorial management of the Mediterranean fruit fly in Corsica by the Sterile Insect Technique. Écophyto project, 2020-2023
  • INTERLUDE Territorial innovations to reduce phytoparmaceutical produts for the sustainable production of vegetable crops. Écophyto project, 2020-2023

Past projects (selection)

  • MOGER From knowledge to modelling: towards a user-friendly simulation tool to test crop resistance management scenarios in the Phoma-oilseed rape case study. INRA, SMaCH Metaprogramme, 2017-2019 (co-leader)
  • MIHMES Multi-scale modelling, from animal Intra-Host to Metapopulation, of mechanisms of pathogen spread to Evaluate control Strategies. ANR-Investissements d'avenir, action Bioinformatique, 2012-2017
  • K-MASSTEC Knowledge-driven design of MAnagement Strategies for STEm Canker specific resistance genes. INRA, SMaCH Metaprogramme, 2012-2016
  • GESTER Management of crop resistances to diseases in agricultural landscapes as a response to new constraints on pesticide use. ANR (French National Research Agency), programme AgroBiosphère, 2012-2016
  • SANCRE Animal health, food safety and competitiveness in regional animal production. PSDR-GO, 2008-2011
  • ACDUQ Collective action for the sustainable control of animal health: sanitary qualification in ruminant farming systems. ANR, programme ADD, 2005-2008
  • NeuroPrion. European Network of Excellence dedicated to research on prion diseases, 2004-2008
  • M3D Mathematics and decision for sustainable development (in French). RNSC & INRA research network, 2007-2013 (co-coordinator)

PhD students

  • Clotilde DJUIKEM - Modelling and control of perennial plant phytopathogens.  ED STIC, Université Côte d'Azur, 2019-2022 (Inria funding - EPITAG)

Former students


Lecturer at Polytech Nice Sophia, Bioengineering specialty (4th year), 2014-2019: Data analysis (25-35 hours/year).

Research schools

  • Co-organisation of the CIMPA Vert Numérique : biologie mathématique et écologie théorique research school, ENIT Tunis, Tunisia, September 2022
  • Scientific committee and lecturer at the CIMPA-CAMEROUN-CETIC - Mathematical and computer models in epidemiology, ecology and agronomy research school, Yaoundé, Cameroon, September 2016
  • Organisation of the EpiCasa - Introduction to epidemiology: mathematical and statistical models and methods research schools (in French), Casablanca, Morocco: 2007, 2010 & 2012


Journal papers since 2014 from HAL open archive:

All publications from HAL - comprehensive since 2000

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