Myriam Harrabi, PhD
Myriam Harrabi is the new ViVI project manager and postdoc. She joined ViVI to work on the PEDSIDEA France 1.0/i-Move Collaboration. She is based at the University Franche-Comté in Besançon-France. Dr Harrabi was trained in bioinformatics, biomathematics and biostatistics at Pasteur Institute of Tunis, where she has been since 2011. From 2011 to 2016, she was a PhD student in the laboratory of Transmission, Control and Immunobiology of Infections, in collaboration with the research institute for development in Montpellier France, working on population structure and molecular epidemiology of Leishmania parasites. She received her PhD in Biological Science from the University of Sciences of Bizerte in 2016, and her master's degree from the Higher Institute of Medical Biotechnology in Monastir, Tunisia.
During 2014-2015, Myriam worked as a research technician at the national blood transfusion center in Tunis. In addition to her position as a senior Paramedical professor at the higher institute of nursing sciences of Tunis teaching classes in research methodology and virology, she also serves as an institutional focal point of European Horizon 2020 projects developing research opportunities for health workers and nurses. Dr Harrabi's research interests span different pathogen models. She worked on enteroviruses, respiratory viruses and parasites. Much of her work has been on improving the understanding of the epidemiology of viruses and parasites using immunological and molecular tools including population genetics and the application of biostatistics and bioinformatics. Recent research is focused on the molecular evolution, diversity and spatio-temporal dynamics of influenza viruses and MERS-coronaviruses with a keen interest in understanding the human immune response to virus infections and the development of digital tools to determine the spread of infections.
Young ViVI member since 2020.
Myriam's publications can be found here.