Dr Sarah François
I have strong interest in the epidemiology, evolution, and ecology of viruses.
My research aim is to identify factors governing the distribution of viruses in natural communities. My PhD research focused on the diversity and on the circulation of viruses in arthropod and plants that originate from agricultural ecosystems. I am currently investigating the factors affecting the abundance of viruses associated with wild waterbird communities.
I developed a sample preparation protocol and a computational pipeline for the recovery and analysis of whole viral communities from biological samples.