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Mercat Mathilde
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PhD student
UMR 1300 BIOEPAR

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 Oniris site de la Chantrerie, CS40706, 44307 Nantes, France
 team PEP'S, building G4 2nd floor

Email: mathilde (point) mercat (at) oniris-nantes (point) fr
Tel: 02 72 20 29 31

Thesis

Her thesis project aims to develop output-based analytical methods for BVD-based animal health surveillance.

This thesis project is part of the European project (STOC FREE) funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The aim of the project is to develop a standardised tool for the epidemiological surveillance of bovine diseases estimating the probabilities of absence of infection from data whose nature and origin can be varied. The development of the tool will be based on data collected in Europe for the control of the bovine viral diarrhoea virus. These data can be very diverse: results of biological tests looking for antigens, antibodies... carried out on serum, milk... on an animal or on a group of animals, risk factors related to the management of the farm.

Various statistical methods will be compared on the basis of their ability to predict a probability of infection. The selected model will allow studies at different levels of aggregation: individual, herd, region. It should also be adaptable to the surveillance of other diseases.

She is supervised by : Aurélien Madouasse, Christine Fourichon.

Publications
  • van Roon A. M., Santman-Berends I. M. G. A., Graham D., More S. J., Nielen M., van Duijn L., Mercat M., Fourichon C., Madouasse A., Gethmann J., Sauter-Louis C., Frössling J., Lindberg A., Correia-Gomes C., Gunn G. J., Henry M. K., van Schaik G. 2020. A description and qualitative comparison of the elements of heterogeneous bovine viral diarrhea control programs that influence confidence of freedom. Journal of Dairy Science, 103(5):4654-4671 [IF19=3.333] DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-16915.
  • Van Roon A. M., Santman-Berends I. M. G. A., Graham D., More S. J., Nielen M., Madouasse A., Mercat M., Fourichon C., Gethmann J., Frössling J., Lindberg A., Correia-Gomes C., Gunn G. J., Sauter-Louis C., Henry M. K., van Duijn L., van Schaik G. 2019. STOC Free: An Innovative Framework to Compare Probability of Freedom From Infection in Heterogeneous Control Programmes. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6:133 [IF19=2.245] DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00133.