The work of the research units, recognized worldwide for their level of excellence, concentrates on emerging viral pathologies, respiratory viruses, microbiology, infectious, vector-borne, zoonotic and parasitic diseases.
Emerging Viruses Unit (UMR UVE)
The monitoring of emerging viral pathologies includes virological (medical and molecular virology, antivirals, evolution, etc.) and environmental aspects (ecology, entomology, animal reservoirs, etc.). As well as human sciences (sociology focused on the perception of infectious risks, health geography), epidemiology, modelling and public health.
The main pathogens studied are arboviruses and respiratory viruses.
- Emerging Viruses Unit (UMR UVE) - Manager: Xavier DE LAMBALLERIE
Microbial Phylogeny Evolution and Infections (MEPHI)
UMR MEPHI specializes in clinical research in microbiology and infectious diseases.
Research activities are centred on the evolutionary biology of infection (mainly bacteria), with a particular emphasis on emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance.
The activities are based on translational research and knowledge transfer, they relay on cutting-edge technologies.
The teams collaborate with the UMR VITROME and the other research units of the IHU Méditerranée Infection.
Vectors - Tropical and Mediterranean Infections (VITROME)
UMR VITROME specializes in the monitoring of infectious, vectorial, zoonotic and parasitic diseases (malaria, emerging diseases), as well as their arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, lice, fleas, etc.).
The research projects benefit from the equipment and platforms of the IHU Méditerranée infection.
They are conducted under the labels of Aix-Marseille University, the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), the Army Health Service (SSA), and in partnership with the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM).
The UMR has an international scope, with a presence in Senegal, French Polynesia and Algeria.