Jean Artois Post-doc


Biographical sketch

Jean is a post-doctoral researcher working on the MOOD project which aims to improve detection, monitoring, and assessment of diseases in Europe. His doctoral research focused on the spatial distribution of avian influenza in humans, poultry and wild birds. He developed spatial models within the context of recent epidemic and epizootic outbreaks to update knowledge about the origin of various avian influenza viruses. His research led him to develop spatial cross-validation procedures to train/validate species distribution models. His thesis has also enabled him to discuss the transfer of methods (i.e. species distribution modelling) and concepts from ecology to spatial epidemiology, with a particular emphasis on their possible limitations. Additional information about Jean’s work can be found on his ResearchGate account.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geographic information system
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Species distribution modelling
  • Evolution and ecology of avian influenza


Investigating the drivers of the spatio-temporal heterogeneity in COVID-19 hospital incidence — Belgium as a study case
S. Dellicour, C. Linard, N. Van Goethem, D. Da Re, J. Artois, J. Bihin, P. Schaus, F. Massonnet, H. Van Oyen, S. O. Vanwambeke, N. Speybroeck, and M. Gilbert. "International Journal of Health Geographics", Vol. 20, Issue 1, Pages 29, 2021.

Incorporating heterogeneous sampling probabilities in continuous phylogeographic inference — Application to H5N1 spread in the Mekong region
S. Dellicour, P. Lemey, J. Artois, T. T. Lam, A. Fusaro, I. Monne, G. Cattoli, D. Kuznetsov, I. Xenarios, G. Dauphin, W. Kalpravidh, S. Von Dobschuetz, F. Claes, S. H. Newman, M. A. Suchard, G. Baele, and M. Gilbert. "Bioinformatics", Vol. 36, Issue 7, Pages 2098-2104, 2020.

Broad-scale species distribution models applied to data-poor areas
C. Guillaumot, J. Artois, T. Saucède, L. Demoustier, C. Moreau, M. Eléaume, A. Agüera, and B. Danis. "Progress in Oceanography", Vol. 175, Pages 198-207, 2019.

Duck production systems and highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in France, 2016–2017
C. Guinat, J. Artois, A. Bronner, J. L. Guérin, M. Gilbert, and M. C. Paul. "Scientific Reports", Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pages 6177, 2019.

Geographical and historical patterns in the emergences of novel highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 and H7 viruses in poultry
M. S. Dhingra, J. Artois, S. Dellicour, P. Lemey, G. Dauphin, S. Von Dobschuetz, T. P. Van Boeckel, D. M. Castellan, S. Morzaria, and M. Gilbert. "Frontiers in Veterinary Science", Vol. 5, Issue 84, 2018.

Avian influenza A (H5N1) outbreaks in different poultry farm types in Egypt: the effect of vaccination, closing status and farm size
J. Artois, C. Ippoliti, A. Conte, M. S. Dhingra, P. Alfonso, A. E. Tahawy, A. Elbestawy, H. F. Ellakany, and M. Gilbert. "BMC Veterinary Research", Vol. 14, Issue 1, 2018.

Effects of mammarenavirus infection (Wēnzhōu virus) on the morphology of Rattus exulans
J. Artois, K. Blasdell, V. Duong, P. Buchy, V. Hul, S. Morand, and J. Claude. "Infection, Genetics and Evolution", 2017.

Could Changes in the agricultural landscape of northeastern China have influenced the long-distance transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5Nx viruses?
M. Gilbert, D. J. Prosser, G. Zhang, J. Artois, M. S. Dhingra, M. Tildesley, S. H. Newman, F. Guo, P. Black, F. Claes, W. Kalpradvidh, Y. Shin, W. Jeong, J. Y. Takekawa, H. Lee, and X. Xiao. "Frontiers in Veterinary Science", Vol. 4, 2017.

Epidemiology of avian influenza A H7N9 virus in human beings across five epidemics in mainland China, 2013–17: an epidemiological study of laboratory-confirmed case series
X. Wang, H. Jiang, P. Wu, T. M. Uyeki, L. Feng, S. Lai, L. Wang, X. Huo, K. Xu, E. Chen, X. Wang, J. He, M. Kang, R. Zhang, J. Zhang, J. Wu, S. Hu, H. Zhang, X. Liu, W. Fu, J. Ou, S. Wu, Y. Qin, Z. Zhang, Y. Shi, J. Zhang, J. Artois, V. J. Fang, H. Zhu, Y. Guan, M. Gilbert, P. W. Horby, G. M. Leung, G. F. Gao, B. J. Cowling, and H. Yu. "The Lancet Infectious Diseases", Vol. 0, Issue 0, 2017.

Clade-level spatial modelling of HPAI H5N1 dynamics in the Mekong region reveals new patterns and associations with agro-ecological factors
J. Artois, S. H. Newman, M. S. Dhingra, C. Chaiban, C. Linard, G. Cattoli, I. Monne, A. Fusaro, I. Xenarios, R. Engler, R. Liechti, D. Kuznetsov, T. L. Pham, T. Nguyen, V. D. Pham, D. Castellan, S. Von Dobschuetz, F. Claes, G. Dauphin, K. Inui, and M. Gilbert. "Scientific Reports", Vol. 6, Pages 30316, 2016.

Forest classes and tree cover gradient: tick habitat in encroached areas of southern Norway
S. O. Vanwambeke, J. Van doninck, J. Artois, R. K. Davidson, P. Meyfroidt, and S. Jore. "Experimental and Applied Acarology", Vol. 68, Issue 3, Pages 375-385, 2016.

Global mapping of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 and H5Nx clade viruses with spatial cross-validation
M. S. Dhingra, J. Artois, T. P. Robinson, C. Linard, C. Chaiban, I. Xenarios, R. Engler, R. Liechti, D. Kuznetsov, X. Xiao, S. V. Dobschuetz, F. Claes, S. H. Newman, G. Dauphin, and M. Gilbert. "eLife", Vol. 5, Pages e19571, 2016.

The relationship between socioeconomic indices and potentially zoonotic pathogens carried by wild Norway rats: a survey in Rhône, France (2010–2012)
F. Ayral, J. Artois, A.-L. Zilber, F. WidéN, K. C. Pounder, D. Aubert, D. J. Bicout, and M. Artois. "Epidemiology and Infection", Vol. 143, Issue 03, Pages 586-599, 2015.