covid-19: iglobes on the frontline

COVID-AM blog makes CNRS News list 

"COVID-19 reveals old divisions and news in the Americas" (in French)...Read more

Covid-19, isolated indigenous peoples and the history of the Amazon

François-Michel Le Tourneau and William Milliken on the current situation of a global pandemic invites reconsideration of similar situations that happened in the past in the Amazon...Read more

COVID-AM blog participates in CNRS and INSERM's Humanities initiatives 

The CNRS and INSERM's Humanities initiatives are focusing on Covid-19 research and in general infectious diseases and major health and environmental crises...Read more

Two populisms facing reality: Bolsonaro and Trump confronted by a pandemic

François-Michel Le Touneau on how two presidents were elected on similar currents of rejection of traditional political men and systems and how they cope with the pandemic...Read more

Is playing golf an essential activity? An Arizona dilemma

Anne-Lise Boyer on whether playing golf is really an essential activity in Arizona where there are over 300 golf courses and where golf is an important economic driver...Read more

A political virus....or survivalist revenge

Sébastien Roux on American preppers who defend the survivalist lifestyle and where the COVID-19 pandemic is confirming their fears...Read more

Using sentinels to predict pandemics

David Blanchon on how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward the crucial role of sentinels and tipping points...Read more

COVID-19 in the Americas or COVID-AM

In partnership with the Institut des Amériques, UMI iGLOBES Deputy Director François-Michel Le Tourneau launches a blog on COVID-19 in the Americas...Read more

Director of UMI iGlobes, Regis Ferriere, joins UA COVID-19 Research Coodination Group

The COVID-19 Research Coordination Group was established on March 12, 2020, and charged with promoting and supporting the pursuit of research initiatives on coronavirus and/or assisting with state and local community efforts to prevent, contain, and/or surveil COVID-19...Read more

Bernard Cazelles feeds mathematical models of the epidemics with social network data

Professor at Sorbonne Université posted at iGLOBES, Cazelles is partnering with Benjamin Roche , from the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) to apply cutting-edge statistical methods for measuring changes in transmission rates and individual responses to containement...Read more

Frantz Depaulis estimates the evolutionary rates of the SARS-CoV-2

CNRS scientist and a Visiting Scholar at iGLOBES, Depaulis focuses on estimating the evolutionary rates of the SARS-CoV-2 genome and their possible variation in time, lineage or strain and along the genome. Such variation may signal the effect of natural selection acting on the viral population...Read more