Simon Dellicour F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate (ULB) and Visiting Professor (KU Leuven)

Biographical sketch

Simon Dellicour is a bioengineer graduated at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in 2009. He subsequently did a PhD under the supervision of Patrick Mardulyn (ULB, 2009-13), a first post-doc in the team of Oliver Pybus at the University of Oxford (2013-15), a second post-doc in the group of Philippe Lemey at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, 2015-18), and then joined the Spatial Epidemiology Lab. in October 2018 for his third post-doc. In 2020, he became an FNRS Research Associate, a permanent academic position awarded by the Belgian Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique. Simon is also a scientific collaborator of the Evolutionary and Computational Virology lab at the Rega Institute (KU Leuven)

Research interests

Simon has broad interests in molecular epidemiology, animal/plant/virus phylogeography, population, landscape and conservation genetics. His main research projects focus on methodological developments and applications in landscape phylogeography. He also developed several programs and packages such as GCALIGNER, SPADS, PHYLOGEOSIM and SERAPHIM

External links: ResearchGate, Google Scholar

Team/supervisions

  • Yann Spöri, PhD student (ULB, co-supervision with Jean-François Flot)
  • Nena Bollen, PhD student (KU Leuven, co-supervision with Guy Baele)
  • Wafae El Boubekri Alaoui, master thesis student (ULB)
  • Dina Kudryk, master thesis student (ULB)
  • Tim Blokker, master thesis student (KU Leuven, co-supervision with Philippe Lemey)

Publications

High dispersal capacity of Culicoides obsoletus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), vector of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses, revealed by landscape genetic analyses
A. Mignotte, C. Garros, S. Dellicour, M. Jacquot, M. Gilbert, L. Gardès, T. Balenghien, M. Duhayon, I. Rakotoarivony, M. de Wavrechin, and K. Huber. "Parasites & Vectors", Vol. 14, Issue 1, Pages 93, 2021.

SARS-CoV-2 genomic characterization and clinical manifestation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Uruguay
V. Elizondo, G. W. Harkins, B. Mabvakure, S. Smidt, P. Zappile, C. Marier, M. T. Maurano, V. Perez, N. Mazza, C. Beloso, S. Ifran, M. Fernandez, A. Santini, V. Perez, V. Estevez, M. Nin, G. Manrique, L. Perez, F. Ross, S. Boschi, M. N. Zubillaga, R. Balleste, S. Dellicour, A. Heguy, and R. Duerr. "Emerging Microbes & Infections", Vol. 10, Issue 1, Pages 51-65, 2021.

Host relatedness and landscape connectivity shape pathogen spread in the puma, a large secretive carnivore
N. M. Fountain-Jones, S. Kraberger, R. B. Gagne, D. R. Trumbo, P. E. Salerno, W. Chris Funk, K. Crooks, R. Biek, M. Alldredge, K. Logan, G. Baele, S. Dellicour, H. B. Ernest, S. VandeWoude, S. Carver, and M. E. Craft. "Communications Biology", Vol. 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-9, 2021.

Relax, keep walking – a practical guide to continuous phylogeographic inference with BEAST
S. Dellicour, M. S. Gill, N. R. Faria, A. Rambaut, O. G. Pybus, M. A. Suchard, and P. Lemey. "Molecular Biology & Evolution", 2021.

Massive parallelization boosts big Bayesian multidimensional scaling
A. Holbrook, P. Lemey, G. Baele, S. Dellicour, D. Brockmann, A. Rambaut, and M. A. Suchard. "Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics", 2020.

In search of covariates of HIV-1 subtype B spread in the United States — A cautionary tale of large-scale Bayesian phylogeography
S. L. Hong, S. Dellicour, B. Vrancken, M. A. Suchard, M. T. Pyne, D. R. Hillyard, P. Lemey, and G. Baele. "Viruses", Vol. 12, Issue 2, Pages 182, 2020.

A phylodynamic workflow to rapidly gain insights into the dispersal history and dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 lineages
S. Dellicour, K. Durkin, S. L. Hong, B. Vanmechelen, J. Martí-Carreras, M. S. Gill, C. Meex, S. Bontems, E. André, M. Gilbert, C. Walker, N. De Maio, N. R. Faria, J. Hadfield, M.-P. Hayette, V. Bours, T. Wawina-Bokalanga, M. Artesi, G. Baele, and P. Maes. "Molecular Biology and Evolution", 2020.

Getting off on the right foot: Integration of spatial distribution of genetic variability for aquaculture development and regulations, the European perch case
L. Toomey, S. Dellicour, T. Vanina, J. Pegg, Z. Kaczkowski, J. Kouřil, F. Teletchea, M. Bláha, P. Fontaine, and T. Lecocq. "Aquaculture", Vol. 521, Pages 734981, 2020.

Symptom evolution following the emergence of maize streak virus
A. L. Monjane*, S. Dellicour*, P. Hartnady, K. A. Oyeniran, B. E. Owor, M. Bezeidenhout, D. Linderme, R. A. Syed, L. Donaldson, S. Murray, E. P. Rybicki, A. Kvarnheden, E. Yazdkhasti, P. Lefeuvre, R. Froissart, P. Roumagnac, D. N. Shepherd, G. W. Harkins, M. A. Suchard, P. Lemey, A. Varsani, and D. P. Martin. *Equal contribution
"eLife", Vol. 9, Pages e51984, 2020.

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.

Genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus epizootic in São Paulo, Brazil, 2016 – 2018
S. C. Hill, R. de Souza, J. Thézé, I. Claro, R. S. Aguiar, L. Abade, F. C. P. Santos, M. S. Cunha, J. S. Nogueira, F. C. S. Salles, I. M. Rocco, A. Y. Maeda, F. G. S. Vasami, L. du Plessis, P. P. Silveira, J. G. de Jesus, J. Quick, N. C. C. A. Fernandes, J. M. Guerra, R. A. Réssio, M. Giovanetti, L. C. J. Alcantara, C. S. Cirqueira, J. Díaz-Delgado, F. L. L. Macedo, M. d. C. S. T. Timenetsky, R. de Paula, R. Spinola, J. Telles de Deus, L. F. Mucci, R. M. Tubaki, R. M. T. de Menezes, P. L. Ramos, A. L. de Abreu, L. N. Cruz, N. Loman, S. Dellicour, O. G. Pybus, E. C. Sabino, and N. R. Faria. "PLoS Pathogens", Vol. 16, Issue 8, Pages e1008699, 2020.

SARS-CoV-2 emergence and diffusion: a new disease manifesting human-environment interactions and a global geography of health
S. O. Vanwambeke, C. Linard, M. Gilbert, and S. Dellicour. "Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability", Vol. 46, Pages 43-45, 2020.

Dynamics and dispersal of local HIV epidemics within San Diego and across the San Diego-Tijuana border
B. Vrancken, S. R. Mehta, S. Ávila-Ríos, C. García-Morales, S. Tapia-Trejo, S. Reyes-Terán, S. Navarro-Álvarez, S. J. Little, M. Hoenigl, H. A. Pines, T. Patterson, S. A. Strathdee, D. M. Smith, S. Dellicour*, and A. Chaillon*. *Equal contribution
"Clinical Infectious Diseases", 2020.

HIV persists throughout deep tissues with repopulation from multiple anatomical sources
A. Chaillon, S. Gianella, S. Dellicour, S. A. Rawlings, T. E. Schlub, M. F. D. Oliveira, C. Ignacio, M. Porrachia, B. Vrancken, and D. M. Smith. "The Journal of Clinical Investigation", Vol. 130, Issue 4, Pages 1699-1712, 2020.

Epidemiological hypothesis testing using a phylogeographic and phylodynamic framework
S. Dellicour, S. Lequime, B. Vrancken, M. S. Gill, P. Bastide, K. Gangavarapu, N. L. Matteson, Y. Tan, L. du Plessis, A. A. Fisher, M. I. Nelson, M. Gilbert, M. A. Suchard, K. G. Andersen, N. D. Grubaugh, O. G. Pybus, and P. Lemey. "Nature Communications", Vol. 11, Pages 5620, 2020.

Sampling bias and incorrect rooting make phylogenetic network tracing of SARS-COV-2 infections unreliable
C. Mavian, S. K. Pond, S. Marini, B. R. Magalis, A.-M. Vandamme, S. Dellicour, S. V. Scarpino, C. Houldcroft, J. Villabona-Arenas, T. K. Paisie, N. S. Trovão, C. Boucher, Y. Zhang, R. H. Scheuermann, O. Gascuel, T.-Y. Lam, M. A. Suchard, A. Abecasis, E. Wilkinson, T. de Oliveira, A. I. Bento, H. A. Schmidt, D. Martin, J. Hadfield, N. Faria, N. D. Grubaugh, R. A. Neher, G. Baele, P. Lemey, T. Stadler, J. Albert, K. A. Crandall, T. Leitner, A. Stamatakis, M. Prosperi, and M. Salemi. "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences", Vol. 117, Issue 23, Pages 12522, 2020.

Unravelling the dispersal dynamics and ecological drivers of the African swine fever outbreak in Belgium
S. Dellicour, D. Desmecht, J. Paternostre, C. Malengreaux, A. Licoppe, M. Gilbert, and A. Linden. "Journal of Applied Ecology", Vol. 57, Issue 8, Pages 1619-1629, 2020.

NOSOI: A stochastic agent-based transmission chain simulation framework in R
S. Lequime, P. Bastide, S. Dellicour, P. Lemey, and G. Baele. "Methods in Ecology and Evolution", Vol. 11, Issue 8, Pages 1002-1007, 2020.

Genomic epidemiology, evolution, and transmission dynamics of porcine deltacoronavirus
W.-T. He*, X. Ji*, W. He*, S. Dellicour*, S. Wang, G. Li, L. Zhang, M. Gilbert, H. Zhu, G. Xing, M. Veit, Z. Huang, G.-Z. Han, Y. Huang, M. A. Suchard, G. Baele, P. Lemey, and S. Su. *Equal contribution
"Molecular Biology and Evolution", Vol. 37, Pages 2641-2654, 2020.

Comparative circulation dynamics of the five main HIV types in China
B. Vrancken, B. Zhao, X. Li, X. Han, H.-Z. Liu, Z. Jin, P. Zhong, Y. Lin, J. Zai, M. Liu, D. Smith, S. Dellicour*, and A. Chaillon*. *Equal contribution
"Journal of Virology", 2020.

The impact of anthropogenic and environmental factors on human rabies cases in China
J. Yu, H. Xiao, W. Yang, S. Dellicour, M. U. G. Kraemer, Y. Liu, J. Cai, Z. X. Huang, Y. Zhang, Y. Feng, W. Huang, H. Zhang, M. Gilbert, and H. Tian. "Transboundary and Emerging Diseases", Vol. 67, Pages 2544-2553, 2020.

Wildlife conservation strategies should be taxon-specific - further evidence with bumblebees
G. Ghisbain, D. Michez, L. Marshall, P. Rasmont, and S. Dellicour. "Diversity & Distribution", Vol. 26, Pages 1741-1751, 2020.

Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil
D. S. Candido*, I. M. Claro*, J. G. d. Jesus*, W. M. Souza*, F. R. R. Moreira*, S. Dellicour*, T. A. Mellan*, L. d. Plessis, R. H. M. Pereira, F. C. S. Sales, E. R. Manuli, J. Thézé, L. Almeida, M. T. Menezes, C. M. Voloch, M. J. Fumagalli, T. M. Coletti, C. A. M. d. Silva, M. S. Ramundo, M. R. Amorim, H. H. Hoeltgebaum, S. Mishra, M. S. Gill, L. M. Carvalho, L. F. Buss, C. A. Prete, J. Ashworth, H. I. Nakaya, P. S. Peixoto, O. J. Brady, S. M. Nicholls, A. Tanuri, Á. D. Rossi, C. K. V. Braga, A. L. Gerber, A. P. d. C. Guimarães, N. Gaburo, C. S. Alencar, A. C. S. Ferreira, C. X. Lima, J. E. Levi, C. Granato, G. M. Ferreira, R. S. Francisco, F. Granja, M. T. Garcia, M. L. Moretti, M. W. Perroud, T. M. P. P. Castiñeiras, C. S. Lazari, S. C. Hill, A. A. d. S. Santos, C. L. Simeoni, J. Forato, A. C. Sposito, A. Z. Schreiber, M. N. N. Santos, C. Z. d. Sá, R. P. Souza, L. C. Resende-Moreira, M. M. Teixeira, J. Hubner, P. A. F. Leme, R. G. Moreira, M. L. Nogueira, D. Brazil-UK Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, N. M. Ferguson, S. F. Costa, J. L. Proenca-Modena, A. T. R. Vasconcelos, S. Bhatt, P. Lemey, C.-H. Wu, A. Rambaut, N. J. Loman, R. S. Aguiar, O. G. Pybus, E. C. Sabino, and N. R. Faria. *Equal contribution
"Science", Vol. 369, Pages 1255-1260, 2020.

Genomic and epidemiological surveillance of Zika virus in the Amazon region
M. Giovanetti, N. R. Faria, J. Lourenço, J. G. d. Jesus, J. Xavier, I. M. Claro, M. U. G. Kraemer, V. Fonseca, S. Dellicour, J. Thézé, F. d. S. Salles, T. Gräf, P. P. Silveira, V. A. d. Nascimento, V. C. d. Souza, F. C. d. M. Iani, E. A. Castilho-Martins, L. N. Cruz, G. Wallau, A. Fabri, F. Levy, J. Quick, V. d. Azevedo, R. S. Aguiar, T. d. Oliveira, C. B. d. Menezes, M. d. C. Castilho, T. M. Terra, M. S. d. Silva, A. M. B. d. Filippis, A. L. d. Abreu, W. K. Oliveira, J. Croda, C. F. C. d. Albuquerque, M. R. T. Nunes, E. C. Sabino, N. Loman, F. G. Naveca, O. G. Pybus, and L. C. Alcantara. "Cell Reports", Vol. 30, Issue 7, Pages 2275-2283.e7, 2020.

Distinct rates and patterns of spread of the major HIV-1 subtypes in Central and East Africa
N. R. Faria, N. Vidal, J. Lourenco, J. Raghwani, K. C. E. Sigaloff, A. J. Tatem, D. A. M. v. d. Vijver, A.-C. Pineda-Peña, R. Rose, C. L. Wallis, S. Ahuka-Mundeke, J.-J. Muyembe-Tamfum, J. Muwonga, M. A. Suchard, T. F. R. d. Wit, R. L. Hamers, N. Ndembi, G. Baele, M. Peeters, O. G. Pybus, P. Lemey, and S. Dellicour. "PLoS Pathogens", Vol. 15, Issue 12, Pages e1007976, 2019.

HIV rebound Is predominantly fueled by genetically identical viral expansions from diverse reservoirs
M.-A. De Scheerder, B. Vrancken*, S. Dellicour*, T. Schlub, E. Lee, W. Shao, S. Rutsaert, C. Verhofstede, T. Kerre, T. Malfait, D. Hemelsoet, M. Coppens, A. Dhondt, D. De Looze, F. Vermassen, P. Lemey, S. Palmer, and L. Vandekerckhove. *Equal contribution
"Cell Host & Microbe", Vol. 26, Pages 347-358, 2019.

Landscape genetic analyses of Cervus elaphus and Sus scrofa: comparative study and analytical developments
S. Dellicour, J. G. Prunier, S. Piry, M.-C. Eloy, S. Bertouille, A. Licoppe, A. C. Frantz, and M.-C. Flamand. "Heredity", Vol. 123, Issue 2, Pages 228-241, 2019.

Comparing patterns and scales of plant virus phylogeography: Rice yellow mottle virus in Madagascar and in continental Africa
M. Rakotomalala, B. Vrancken, A. Pinel-Galzi, P. Ramavovololon, E. Hébrard, S. Randrianangaly, S. Dellicour, Lemey P, and D. Fargette. "Virus Evolution", Vol. 5, Issue 2, Pages vez023, 2019.

Phylogeography of Lassa virus in Nigeria
D. U. Ehichioya, S. Dellicour, M. Pahlmann, T. Rieger, L. Oestereich, B. Becker-Ziaja, D. Cadar, Y. Ighodalo, T. Olokor, E. Omomoh, J. Oyakhilome, R. Omiunu, J. Agbukor, B. Ebo, J. Aiyepada, P. Ebhodaghe, B. Osiemi, S. Ehikhametalor, P. Akhilomen, M. Airende, R. Esumeh, E. Muoebonam, R. Giwa, A. Ekanem, G. Igenegbale, G. Odigie, G. Okonofua, R. Enigbe, E. O. Yerumoh, E. Pallasch, S. Bockholt, L. E. Kafetzopoulou, S. Duraffour, P. O. Okokhere, G. O. Akpede, S. A. Okogbenin, I. Odia, C. Aire, N. Akpede, E. Tobin, E. Ogbaini-Emovon, P. Lemey, D. I. Adomeh, D. A. Asogun, and S. Günther. "Journal of Virology", Vol. 93, Pages e00929-19, 2019.

Mass migration to Europe: an opportunity for elimination of hepatitis B virus?
M. Thijssen, P. Lemey, S. Amini-Bavil-Olyaee, S. Dellicour, S. M. Alavian, F. Tacke, C. Verslype, F. Nevens, and M. R. Pourkarim. "The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology", Vol. 4, Issue 4, Pages 315-323, 2019.

Using phylogeographic approaches to analyse the dispersal history, velocity, and direction of viral lineages – application to rabies virus spread in Iran
S. Dellicour, C. Troupin, F. Jahanbakhsh, A. Salama, S. Massoudi, M. K. Moghaddam, G. Baele, P. Lemey, A. Gholami, and H. Bourhy. "Molecular Ecology", Vol. 28, Pages 4335-4350, 2019.

Identifying the patterns and drivers of Puumala hantavirus enzootic dynamics using reservoir sampling
L. Laenen, V. Vergote, B. Vanmechelen, K. Tersago, G. Baele, P. Lemey, H. Leirs, S. Dellicour, B. Vrancken, and P. Maes. "Virus Evolution", Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2019.

The hitchhiker's guide to single-locus species delimitation
S. Dellicour, and J.-F. Flot. "Molecular Ecology Resources", Vol. 18, Pages 1234-1246, 2018.

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.

On the importance of negative controls in viral landscape phylogeography
S. Dellicour, B. Vrancken, N. S. Trovão, D. Fargette, and P. Lemey. "Virus Evolution", Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2018.

Phylodynamic assessment of intervention strategies for the West African Ebola virus outbreak
S. Dellicour, G. Baele, G. Dudas, N. R. Faria, O. G. Pybus, M. A. Suchard, A. Rambaut, and P. Lemey. "Nature Communications", Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pages 2222, 2018.

Recent advances in computational phylodynamics
G. Baele, S. Dellicour, M. A. Suchard, P. Lemey, and B. Vrancken. "Current Opinion in Virology", Vol. 31, Pages 24-32, 2018.

Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential
N. R. Faria, M. U. G. Kraemer, S. C. Hill, J. Goes de Jesus, R. S. Aguiar, F. C. M. Iani, J. Xavier, J. Quick, L. du Plessis, S. Dellicour, J. Thézé, R. D. O. Carvalho, G. Baele, C.-H. Wu, P. P. Silveira, M. B. Arruda, M. A. Pereira, G. C. Pereira, J. Lourenço, U. Obolski, L. Abade, T. I. Vasylyeva, M. Giovanetti, D. Yi, D. J. Weiss, G. R. W. Wint, F. M. Shearer, S. Funk, B. Nikolay, V. Fonseca, T. E. R. Adelino, M. A. A. Oliveira, M. V. F. Silva, L. Sacchetto, P. O. Figueiredo, I. M. Rezende, E. M. Mello, R. F. C. Said, D. A. Santos, M. L. Ferraz, M. G. Brito, L. F. Santana, M. T. Menezes, R. M. Brindeiro, A. Tanuri, F. C. P. dos Santos, M. S. Cunha, J. S. Nogueira, I. M. Rocco, A. C. da Costa, S. C. V. Komninakis, V. Azevedo, A. O. Chieppe, E. S. M. Araujo, M. C. L. Mendonça, C. C. dos Santos, C. D. dos Santos, A. M. Mares-Guia, R. M. R. Nogueira, P. C. Sequeira, R. G. Abreu, M. H. O. Garcia, A. L. Abreu, O. Okumoto, E. G. Kroon, C. F. C. de Albuquerque, K. Lewandowski, S. T. Pullan, M. Carroll, T. de Oliveira, E. C. Sabino, R. P. Souza, M. A. Suchard, P. Lemey, G. S. Trindade, B. P. Drumond, A. M. B. Filippis, N. J. Loman, S. Cauchemez, L. C. J. Alcantara, and O. G. Pybus. "Science", Vol. 361, Issue 6405, Pages 894-899, 2018.

Molecular archaeoparasitology identifies cultural changes in the Medieval Hanseatic trading centre of Lübeck
P. G. Flammer, S. Dellicour, S. G. Preston, D. Rieger, S. Warren, C. K. W. Tan, R. Nicholson, R. Přichystalová, N. Bleicher, J. Wahl, N. R. Faria, O. G. Pybus, M. Pollard, and A. L. Smith. "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences", Vol. 285, Issue 1888, 2018.

Transmission dynamics of re-emerging rabies in domestic dogs of rural China
H. Tian, Y. Feng, B. Vrancken, B. Cazelles, H. Tan, M. S. Gill, Q. Yang, Y. Li, W. Yang, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, P. Lemey, O. G. Pybus, N. C. Stenseth, H. Zhang, and S. Dellicour. "PLoS Pathogens", Vol. 14, Issue 12, Pages e1007392, 2018.

Divergent geographic patterns of genetic diversity among wild bees: Conservation implications
T. Lecocq, D. Michez, M. Gérard, N. J. Vereecken, J. Delangre, P. Rasmont, S. Vray, M. Dufrêne, P. Mardulyn, and S. Dellicour. "Diversity and Distributions", Vol. 24, Issue 12, Pages 1860-1868, 2018.

Glacial survival of trophically linked boreal species in northern Europe
M. C. Quinzin, S. Normand, S. Dellicour, J.-C. Svenning, and P. Mardulyn. "Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences", Vol. 284, Issue 1856, 2017.

Host genetic variation does not determine spatio-temporal patterns of European bat 1 lyssavirus
C. Troupin, E. Picard-Meyer, S. Dellicour, I. Casademont, L. Kergoat, A. Lepelletier, L. Dacheux, G. Baele, E. Monchâtre-Leroy, F. Cliquet, P. Lemey, and H. Bourhy. "Genome Biology and Evolution", Vol. 9, Issue 11, Pages 3202-3213, 2017.

Cross-border spread, lineage displacement and evolutionary rate estimation of rabies virus in Yunnan Province, China
Y. Zhang, B. Vrancken, Y. Feng, S. Dellicour, Q. Yang, W. Yang, Y. Zhang, L. Dong, O. G. Pybus, H. Zhang, and H. Tian. "Virology Journal", Vol. 14, Issue 1, Pages 102, 2017.

Conservation genetics of European bees: new insights from the continental scale
T. Lecocq, M. Gérard, D. Michez, and S. Dellicour. "Conservation Genetics", Vol. 18, Issue 3, Pages 585-596, 2017.

Virus genomes reveal factors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic
G. Dudas, L. M. Carvalho, T. Bedford, A. J. Tatem, G. Baele, N. R. Faria, D. J. Park, J. T. Ladner, A. Arias, D. Asogun, F. Bielejec, S. L. Caddy, M. Cotten, J. D'Ambrozio, S. Dellicour, A. Di Caro, J. W. Diclaro, S. Duraffour, M. J. Elmore, L. S. Fakoli, O. Faye, M. L. Gilbert, S. M. Gevao, S. Gire, A. Gladden-Young, A. Gnirke, A. Goba, D. S. Grant, B. L. Haagmans, J. A. Hiscox, U. Jah, J. R. Kugelman, D. Liu, J. Lu, C. M. Malboeuf, S. Mate, D. A. Matthews, C. B. Matranga, L. W. Meredith, J. Qu, J. Quick, S. D. Pas, M. V. T. Phan, G. Pollakis, C. B. Reusken, M. Sanchez-Lockhart, S. F. Schaffner, J. S. Schieffelin, R. S. Sealfon, E. Simon-Loriere, S. L. Smits, K. Stoecker, L. Thorne, E. A. Tobin, M. A. Vandi, S. J. Watson, K. West, S. Whitmer, M. R. Wiley, S. M. Winnicki, S. Wohl, R. Wölfel, N. L. Yozwiak, K. G. Andersen, S. O. Blyden, F. Bolay, M. W. Carroll, B. Dahn, B. Diallo, P. Formenty, C. Fraser, G. F. Gao, R. F. Garry, I. Goodfellow, S. Günther, C. T. Happi, E. C. Holmes, B. Kargbo, S. Keïta, P. Kellam, M. P. G. Koopmans, J. H. Kuhn, N. J. Loman, N. Magassouba, D. Naidoo, S. T. Nichol, T. Nyenswah, G. Palacios, O. G. Pybus, P. C. Sabeti, A. Sall, U. Ströher, I. Wurie, M. A. Suchard, P. Lemey, and A. Rambaut. "Nature", Vol. 544, Issue 7650, Pages 309-315, 2017.

Ecological niche modelling and coalescent simulations to explore the recent geographical range history of five widespread bumblebee species in Europe
S. Dellicour, C. Kastally, S. Varela, D. Michez, P. Rasmont, P. Mardulyn, and T. Lecocq. "Journal of Biogeography", Vol. 44, Issue 1, Pages 39-50, 2017.

Distribution and predictors of wing shape and size variability in three sister species of solitary bees
S. Dellicour, M. Gerard, J. G. Prunier, A. Dewulf, M. Kuhlmann, and D. Michez. "PLoS One", Vol. 12, Issue 3, 2017.

Using viral gene sequences to compare and explain the heterogeneous spatial dynamics of virus epidemics
S. Dellicour, R. Rose, N. R. Faria, L. F. P. Vieira, H. Bourhy, M. Gilbert, P. Lemey, and O. G. Pybus. "Molecular Biology and Evolution", Vol. 34, Issue 10, Pages 2563-2571, 2017.

Spatio-temporal analysis of Nova virus, a divergent hantavirus circulating in the European mole in Belgium
L. Laenen, S. Dellicour, V. Vergote, I. Nauwelaers, S. De Coster, I. Verbeeck, B. Vanmechelen, P. Lemey, and P. Maes. "Molecular Ecology", Vol. 25, Issue 23, Pages 5994-6008, 2016.

SERAPHIM: studying environmental rasters and phylogenetically informed movements
S. Dellicour, R. Rose, N. R. Faria, P. Lemey, and O. G. Pybus. "Bioinformatics", Vol. 32, Issue 20, Pages 3204-3206, 2016.

Explaining the geographic spread of emerging epidemics: a framework for comparing viral phylogenies and environmental landscape data
S. Dellicour, R. Rose, and O. G. Pybus. "BMC Bioinformatics", Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2016.

Rapid outbreak sequencing of Ebola virus in Sierra Leone identifies transmission chains linked to sporadic cases
A. Arias, S. J. Watson, D. Asogun, E. A. Tobin, J. Lu, M. V. T. Phan, U. Jah, R. E. G. Wadoum, L. Meredith, L. Thorne, S. Caddy, A. Tarawalie, P. Langat, G. Dudas, N. R. Faria, S. Dellicour, A. Kamara, B. Kargbo, B. O. Kamara, S. Gevao, D. Cooper, M. Newport, P. Horby, J. Dunning, F. Sahr, T. Brooks, A. J. H. Simpson, E. Groppelli, G. Liu, N. Mulakken, K. Rhodes, J. Akpablie, Z. Yoti, M. Lamunu, E. Vitto, P. Otim, C. Owilli, I. Boateng, L. Okoror, E. Omomoh, J. Oyakhilome, R. Omiunu, I. Yemisis, D. Adomeh, S. Ehikhiametalor, P. Akhilomen, C. Aire, A. Kurth, N. Cook, J. Baumann, M. Gabriel, R. Wölfel, A. Di Caro, M. W. Carroll, S. Günther, J. Redd, D. Naidoo, O. G. Pybus, A. Rambaut, P. Kellam, I. Goodfellow, and M. Cotten. "Virus Evolution", Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2016.

Delimiting species-poor data sets using single molecular markers: A study of barcode gaps, haplowebs and GMYC
S. Dellicour, and J. F. Flot. "Systematic Biology", Vol. 64, Issue 6, Pages 900-908, 2015.

Comparative phylogeography of five bumblebees: Impact of range fragmentation, range size and diet specialization
S. Dellicour, D. Michez, and P. Mardulyn. "Biological Journal of the Linnean Society", Vol. 116, Issue 4, Pages 926-939, 2015.

Impact of past climatic changes and resource availability on the population demography of three food-specialist bees
S. Dellicour, D. Michez, J.-Y. Rasplus, and P. Mardulyn. "Molecular Ecology", Vol. 24, Issue 5, Pages 1074-1090, 2015.

An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the status of Corsican bumblebees: implications for conservation
T. Lecocq, N. Brasero, T. De Meulemeester, D. Michez, S. Dellicour, P. Lhomme, R. de Jonghe, I. Valterová, K. Urbanová, and P. Rasmont. "Animal Conservation", Vol. 18, Issue 3, Pages 236-248, 2015.

Methods for species delimitation in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus): towards an integrative approach
T. Lecocq, S. Dellicour, D. Michez, M. Dehon, A. Dewulf, T. De Meulemeester, N. Brasero, I. Valterová, J. Y. Rasplus, and P. Rasmont. "Zoologica Scripta", Vol. 44, Issue 3, Pages 281-297, 2015.

Inferring the past and present connectivity across the range of a north american leaf beetle: combining ecological niche modeling and a geographically explicit model of coalescence
S. Dellicour, S. Fearnley, A. Lombal, S. Heidl, E. P. Dahlhoff, N. E. Rank, and P. Mardulyn. "Evolution", Vol. 68, Issue 8, Pages 2371-2385, 2014.

Comparing phylogeographic hypotheses by simulating DNA sequences under a spatially explicit model of coalescence
S. Dellicour, C. Kastally, O. J. Hardy, and P. Mardulyn. "Molecular Biology and Evolution", Vol. 31, Issue 12, Pages 3359-3372, 2014.

Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and host plant shifts in the bee genus Melitta (Hymenoptera: Anthophila)
S. Dellicour, T. Lecocq, M. Kuhlmann, P. Mardulyn, and D. Michez. "Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution", Vol. 70, Issue 1, Pages 412-419, 2014.

Inferring the mode of colonization of the rapid range expansion of a solitary bee from multilocus DNA sequence variation
S. Dellicour, P. Mardulyn, O. J. Hardy, C. Hardy, S. P. M. Roberts, and N. J. Vereecken. "Journal of Evolutionary Biology", Vol. 27, Issue 1, Pages 116-132, 2014.

SPADS 1.0: a toolbox to perform spatial analyses on DNA sequence data sets
S. Dellicour, and P. Mardulyn. "Molecular Ecology Resources", Vol. 14, Issue 3, Pages 647-651, 2014.

GCALIGNER 1.0: an alignment program to compute a multiple sample comparison data matrix from large eco-chemical datasets obtained by GC
S. Dellicour, and T. Lecocq. "Journal of Separation Science", Vol. 36, Issue 19, Pages 3206-3209, 2013.

Scent of a break-up: Phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
T. Lecocq, S. Dellicour, D. Michez, P. Lhomme, M. Vanderplanck, I. Valterová, J. Y. Rasplus, and P. Rasmont. "BMC Evolutionary Biology", Vol. 13, Issue 1, 2013.

Patterns of genetic and reproductive traits differentiation in mainland vs. Corsican populations of bumblebees
T. Lecocq, N. J. Vereecken, D. Michez, S. Dellicour, P. Lhomme, I. Valterová, J. Y. Rasplus, and P. Rasmont. "PLoS One", Vol. 8, Issue 6, 2013.

Molecular and chemical characters to evaluate species status of two cuckoo bumblebees: Bombus barbutellus and Bombus maxillosus (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombini)
T. Lecocq, P. Lhomme, D. Michez, S. Dellicour, I. Valterova, and P. Rasmont. "Systematic Entomology", Vol. 36, Issue 3, Pages 453-469, 2011.

Population structure and genetic diversity of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in forest fragments in north-western France
S. Dellicour, A. C. Frantz, M. Colyn, S. Bertouille, F. Chaumont, and M. C. Flamand. "Conservation Genetics", Vol. 12, Issue 5, Pages 1287-1297, 2011.