Director of Biological Systems Department at CIRAD
Thierry Lefrançois has worked at CIRAD on the diagnosis, epidemiology and control of tropical infectious animal diseases in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Guadeloupe. His research activities have focused on disease emergence and the development of interactions between research and surveillance in the framework of regional health networks in the South. He currently heads the Biological Systems Department (BIOS) at CIRAD, which groups together research units working on animal health, plant health, plant adaptations and biodiversity, and promotes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to health within the framework of the "One Health" concept. He is currently a member of the Covid scientific advisory board in France.