Innovating to protect biodiversity and prevent future pandemics

Developing tools and innovations for diverse geographical contexts

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What we do

Studying epidemic risk in different levels of biodiversity

Our activities take place across three tropical biodiversity hotspots
with different environmental and socio-cultural settings

Our methodology

How do we work?

  1. 01

    Sampling and Data Collection

    Improving our knowledge of the main drivers and mechanisms leading to the emergence of zoonotic diseases and pandemics.
  2. 02

    Data Analysis

    Processing data with innovative pathogen detection and analytical methods developed for each study area.
  3. 03

    Knowledge Sharing

    Involving stakeholders to support the design, spread and application of novel solutions.
  4. 04

    Knowledge Integration

    Integrating BCOMING findings with local knowledge and scientific literature through the development of seven specific agent-based models (ABMs).

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Who we are

People with biodiversity at heart

BCOMING counts with partners based across four continents and who are experts in biomedical, environmental and social sciences.

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Welcome - Who we are
Julien Cappelle
With BCOMING, we are looking  to understand the mechanisms that favour infectious disease emergence  and the links between biodiversity and human health. The aim is to  develop biodiversity conservation and disease monitoring strategies that  will reduce the risks of emergence.
Julien Cappelle
Health Ecologist at CIRAD, BCOMING coordinator

Our mission is aligned with green
initiatives and goals

Latest news and events

Exploring Guadeloupe: BCOMING's Latest Mission in Aquatic Diversity

Our team, consisting of Dr. Marine Combe, Dr. Claudia Bommarito and Prof. Rudy E. Gozlan from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development in Montpellier (France), just returned from a mission in Guadeloupe for the BCOMING project, which took place between the 22nd and the 28th of October.

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Sampling Campaigns In Ivory Coast, Cambodia and Guadeloupe (Aquatic Part)

As part of the BCOMING project, a series of aquatic (freshwater) samplings were performed in Ivory Coast (May 2023), Cambodia (July 2023) and Guadeloupe (October 2023) to identify the patterns of biodiversity of the aquatic communities and their parasites in tropical areas along a gradient of urbanisation, with the aim of i) identifying drivers of disease emergence and ii) preventing disease risk. Our team consist of Dr. Marine Combe (CR, IRD), Dr. Claudia Bommarito (PostDoc, IRD), Prof. Rudy E. Gozlan (DR, IRD) and Ms. Chloé Lefebvre (Technician, IRD) from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM), France. As responsible team of the aquatic sampling, it was exciting to finalize together the last details of the sampling, prepare and ship the material, and finally see the field campaigns taking place.

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The impact of biodiversity in our health

September is synonym of back-to-school time, so let’s refresh some #BCOMING key concepts!

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