New Frontiers of Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

  • Serge Morand
  • François Beaudeau
  • Jacques Cabaret

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jacques Cabaret, Serge Morand, François Beaudeau
    Pages 1-5
  3. Methods and Tools in Molecular Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  4. Contribution of Population Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Christine Chevillon, Thierry de Meeûs, Karen D. McCoy
      Pages 45-76
  5. Contribution of Population and Evolutionary Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Pauline Ezanno, Elisabeta Vergu, Michel Langlais, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont
      Pages 79-101
    3. Jean-Baptiste Ferdy, Sylvain Gandon
      Pages 103-121
  6. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Philippe Lanotte
      Pages 125-147
    3. Kim Blasdell, Heikki Hentonnen, Philippe Buchy
      Pages 179-216
  7. New Integrations

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-340

About this book


Molecular epidemiology has recently broaden its focuses due to the development of molecular tools but also by incorporating advances of other fields such as mathematical epidemiology, molecular ecology, population genetics and evolution. Facing new risks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases that are threats for humans and their livestock, the objectives of molecular epidemiology include: - the development of molecular tools, genotyping and gene expression - the incorporation of concepts and results of population genetics of infectious diseases - the integration of recent advances in theoretical epidemiology and evolutionary ecology of diseases - a better understanding of transmission for the development of risk factors analyses. This book will demonstrate how the latest developments in molecular tools and in epidemiology can be integrated with studies of host-pathogen interactions. Besides a strong theoretical component, there will also be an emphasis on applications in the fields of epidemiology, public health, veterinary medicine, and health ecology. Students and researchers in the fields of epidemiology, animal and human health, evolutionary ecology, parasitology are the main potential readers of the book, as well as a broader audience from veterinary medicine and conservation.


Infectious diseases Microbiology Molecular Epidemiology Parasitology Population biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Morand
    • 1
  • François Beaudeau
    • 2
  • Jacques Cabaret
    • 3
  1. 1., CNRS, IRD, Université Montpellier 2Institut des Sciences de l'EvolutionMontpellier Cedex 05French S.Territ
  2. 2., Veterinary School-INRA, BP 40706Unit of Animal Health ManagementNantes Cedex 03French S.Territ
  3. 3.INRA, BASE, Ecology and Genetics of ParaNouzillyFrench S.Territ

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