Veterinarian and Researcher
Office : Biotech Campus G6.02
Phone : +41 22 379 0986
Isabelle Bolon is a veterinarian and researcher with over 20 years of experience working in academic research. She holds a PhD in Biology and a Master of Advances Studies in Public Health. She led research projects in topics related to animal health (wildlife ecotoxicology) and human health (pathology of lung cancer, animal models of skin diseases). She also served as Veterinary /Scientific Manager of Animal Facilities (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) and as Research Advisor (Rectorate, University of Geneva). Her expertise covers large animal medicine, infectious disease surveillance and health monitoring of animal colonies, zoonosis prevention, laboratory animal pathology, animal research policies and regulations, animal welfare and ethics. Her current research interests include emerging zoonotic infectious diseases, biodiversity and health linkages, human-animal interactions in urban ecosystems, antimicrobial resistance and snakebite impact on livestock and livelihood. She leads the Unit "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface" with Dr. Rafael Ruiz de Castañeda.
The interdisciplinary Unit "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface" addresses emerging issues in Global Health at the human-animal-ecosystem interface, including both health risks resulting from human-animal interactions such as zoonosis but also opportunities for health promotion associated to biodiversity conservation. This brings together theory and practice from a diversity of fields such as epidemiology of infectious diseases, veterinary public health, environmental health, zoology and disease ecology, urban ecology, conservation sciences, citizen cyber-science etc.
Check our new Coursera’s MOOC on "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface" and discover more about our work and the people we work with in Geneva and around the world. Joining our MOOC is a great opportunity to discuss with us and joining a global community working on or learning about Global Health (i.e. One Health, EcoHealth etc.).
In the context of our project Tackling the second deadliest Neglected Tropical Disease: predicting and reducing the impact of Snakebite on human and animal health through interdisciplinary analyses of hotspots and access to care (SNAKE-BYTE project), that was recently accepted and that will be funded by SNF to work in Nepal and Cameroun for the next 4 years starting in March 2018, we are currently recruiting a brilliant biologist, ecologist, epidemiologist, computer scientist etc. for a very interesting PhD in snakebite and spatial analysis. Please see full details here