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Spatial Epidemiology Lab (SpELL)

Faculty of Sciences | Brussels School of Bioengineering (Environment - Bioindustry - Agriculture)

(Code: ULB656)

Person in charges of the unit : GILBERT Marius, GREGOIRE Jean-Claude.

Spatial epidemiology studies the effect of spatial factors on the emergence, spread and persistence of diseases and invasive species. The understanding of
key spatial factors, such as environmental or anthropogenic variables, and their integration into spatial models can then be used to predict the
geographical distribution of risk, which can contribute to better targetted prevention, surveillance and control measures. More specifically, our spatial
epidemiology lab is concerned with baseline works on the denominator, i.e. the number of hosts, which are key spatial variables used in most epidemiological models,
and we actively work on the improvement of large-scale data sets on the distribution of human and livestock populations. A second focus of active research
is the spatial epidemiology of avian influenza, a major disease of poultry with a strong zoonotic potential. 

Campus : Campus de la Plaine
Location : Campus de la Plaine, bâtiment NO, niveau 3, local 2.O3.211
Address : CP260
Phone number : +32-2-650.37.80
E-mail :
Web site :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Agronomic sciences

 • Ecology

 • Entomology

 • Epidemiology

 • General agronomy

 • Phytoparasitology and phytopathology