Maude has broad interests in molecular epidemiology and pathogen evolution, phylogeography, spatial and landscape genetics, and disease ecology.
Her research mainly focuses on Lyme disease and Bluetongue that are both caused by vector-borne pathogens. She studies evolutionary and epidemiological processes that shape bacterial and/or viral genetic diversity, spanning from studying small-scale transmissions dynamics and within host and vector evolutionary processes (reassortment, recombination and adaptation) to investigating large-scale processes such as spatial dispersal (phylogeography and phylodynamics).
“Frozen evolution” of an RNA virus suggests accidental release as a potential cause of arbovirus re-emergence
D. J. Pascall, K. Nomikou, E. Bréard, S. Zientara, A. d. S. Filipe, B. Hoffmann, M. Jacquot, J. B. Singer, K. De Clercq, A. Bøtner, C. Sailleau, C. Viarouge, C. Batten, G. Puggioni, C. Ligios, G. Savini, P. A. van Rijn, P. P. C. Mertens, R. Biek, and M. Palmarini. "PLOS Biology", Vol. 18, Issue 4, Pages e3000673, 2020.
Evolutionary stasis of an RNA virus indicates arbovirus re-emergence triggered by accidental release
D. J. Pascall, K. Nomikou, E. Bréard, S. Zientara, A. d. Silva Filipe, B. Hoffmann, M. Jacquot, J. B. Singer, K. De Clercq, A. Bøtner, C. Sailleau, C. Viarouge, C. Batten, G. Puggioni, C. Ligios, G. Savini, P. A. van Rijn, P. P. Mertens, R. Biek, and M. Palmarini. "bioRxiv", 2019.
Contrasting selective patterns across the segmented genome of bluetongue virus in a global reassortment hotspot
M. Jacquot, P. P. Rao, S. Yadav, K. Nomikou, S. Maan, Y. K. Jyothi, N. Reddy, K. Putty, D. Hemadri, K. P. Singh, N. S. Maan, N. R. Hegde, P. Mertens, and R. Biek. "Virus Evolution", Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2019.
Endemic infection can shape exposure to novel pathogens: Pathogen co-occurrence networks in the Serengeti lions
N. M. Fountain-Jones, C. Packer, M. Jacquot, F. G. Blanchet, K. Terio, and M. E. Craft. "Ecology Letters", 2019.
Bluetongue virus spread in Europe is a consequence of climatic, landscape and vertebrate host factors as revealed by phylogeographic inference
M. Jacquot, K. Nomikou, M. Palmarini, P. Mertens, and R. Biek. "Proc. R. Soc. B", Vol. 284, Issue 1864, Pages 20170919, 2017.
Linking social and spatial networks to viral community phylogenetics reveals subtype-specific transmission dynamics in African lions
N. M. Fountain-Jones, C. Packer, J. L. Troyer, K. VanderWaal, S. Robinson, M. Jacquot, and M. E. Craft. "The Journal of Animal Ecology", Vol. 86, Issue 6, Pages 1469-1482, 2017.
Multiple independent transmission cycles of a tick-borne pathogen within a local host community
M. Jacquot, D. Abrial, P. Gasqui, S. Bord, M. Marsot, S. Masseglia, A. Pion, V. Poux, L. Zilliox, J.-L. Chapuis, G. Vourc'h, and X. Bailly. "Scientific Reports", Vol. 6, Pages 31273, 2016.
Mapping human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the agent of Lyme borreliosis, in a periurban forest in France
G. Vourc'h, D. Abrial, S. Bord, M. Jacquot, S. Masséglia, V. Poux, B. Pisanu, X. Bailly, and J.-L. Chapuis. "Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases", Vol. 7, Issue 5, Pages 644-652, 2016.
High-throughput sequence typing reveals genetic differentiation and host specialization among populations of the Borrelia burgdorferi species complex that infect rodents
M. Jacquot, M. Bisseux, D. Abrial, M. Marsot, E. Ferquel, J.-L. Chapuis, G. Vourc'h, and X. Bailly. "PloS One", Vol. 9, Issue 2, Pages e88581, 2014.
Comparative population genomics of the Borrelia burgdorferi species complex reveals high degree of genetic isolation among species and underscores benefits and constraints to studying intra-specific epidemiological processes
M. Jacquot, M. Gonnet, E. Ferquel, D. Abrial, A. Claude, P. Gasqui, V. Choumet, M. Charras-Garrido, M. Garnier, B. Faure, N. Sertour, N. Dorr, J. De Goër, G. Vourc'h, and X. Bailly. "PloS One", Vol. 9, Issue 4, Pages e94384, 2014.