Guillaume is a veterinarian and research fellow in mathematical biology. He is currently involved in several epidemiology projects focusing on avian influenza, rinderpest, and emerging and re-emerging diseases in the swine industry.
Guillaume graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Veterinary School of Alfort, France, in 2005. He then obtained an MSc in Ecology from the University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI in 2006, and completed a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After working as a small animal practitioner in Creteil, France and a freelance journalist for French veterinary magazines, he joined the RVC as a PhD student in October 2007.
Funded by the Bloomsbury consortium, his PhD was undertaken in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Imperial College. Guillaume remained at the RVC as a post-doctoral research assistant after successfully defending his PhD thesis in July 2011. In December 2011, Guillaume commenced a research fellowship in mathematical biology.
One of Guillaume’s key research interests is understanding the way in which livestock production systems shape the emergence, spread, and maintenance of infectious disease. During his PhD, Guillaume studied the role of live bird market systems in the spread and maintenance of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in northern Viet Nam and Cambodia. This project involved mathematical modelling, questionnaire-based field survey, multivariate analysis and network analysis. He also contributed to several research projects led by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aiming at improving the understanding of avian influenza epidemiology in Viet Nam and in Egypt.
His current activities include assessing the risk of rinderpest re-emergence (FAO project), assessing the scale of disease emergence and re-emergence in the swine industry (FAO project), and developing joint economic-epidemiological models of disease transmission (in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley).
Guillaume has also an interest in wildlife epidemiology. He studied the distribution of intestinal nematodes infecting giant Galapagos tortoise populations, and mosquito feeding preferences in Galapagos, in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the University of Leeds.
He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the BVetMed, BVetSci and MSc Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals.
Fournié G., Guitian J., Desvaux S, Cuong VC, Dung DH, Pfeiffer DU, Mangtani P, Ghani AC. (2013) Interventions for avian influenza A (H5N1) risk management in live bird market networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, [Epub ahead of print].
Mweu M.M., Fournié G., Halasa T., Toft N., Nielsen S.S. (2013) Temporal characterisation of the network of Danish cattle movements and its implication for disease control: 2000-2009. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, [Epub ahead of print].
Fournié G., Beauvais W., Jones B.A., Lubroth J., Ambrosini F., Njeumi F., Cameron A., Pfeiffer D.U. (2013) Rinderpest virus sequestration and use in posteradication era. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(1):151-3.
Fournié G., Pfeiffer D.U. (2012) Monitoring and controlling disease spread through live animal market networks. Veterinary Journal, [Epub ahead of print].
Bataille A., Fournié G., Cruz M., Cedeño V., Parker P.G., Cunningham A.A., Goodman S.J. (2012) Host selection and parasite infection in Aedes taeniorhynchus, endemic disease vector in the Galápagos Islands. Infection Genetics Evolution, 12(8):1831-41.
Fournié G., Guitian J., Desvaux S., Mangtani P., Ly S., Cong V.C., San S., Dung do H., Holl D., Pfeiffer D.U., Vong S., Ghani A.C. (2012) Identifying live bird markets with the potential to act as reservoirs of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus: a survey in northern Viet Nam and Cambodia. PLoS One, 7(6):e37986.
Fournié G., Rushton J. & Pfeiffer D. (2012) Disease modelling and the human factor. Veterinary Records, 170(6):157-8.
Métras R., Soares Magalhaes R.J., Hoang Dinh Q., Fournié G., Gilbert J., Do Huu D., Roland-Holst D., Otte J. & Pfeiffer D.U. (2011) An assessment of the feasibility of a poultry tracing scheme for smallholders in Vietnam. Revue Scientifique et technique OIE, 30 (3):703–714.
Fournié G., Guitian F.J., Mangtani P. & Ghani A.C. (2011) Impact of the implementation of rest days in live bird markets on the dynamics of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 8(61):1079-89.
Fournié, G., De Glanville, W. & Pfeiffer, D. (2011) Epidemiology of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strain type H5N1, in: Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries, by Zilberman, D., Otte, J., Roland-Holst, D., Pfeiffer D. (Springer & FAO).
Fournié, G., Walker, P., Porphyre, T., Métras, R. & Pfeiffer, D. (2011) Mathematical models of infectious diseases in livestock: concepts and application to the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strain type H5N1, in: Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries, by Zilberman, D., Otte, J., Roland-Holst, D., Pfeiffer D. (Springer & FAO).