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Café Scientifique - February

Join in for our Café Scientifique! A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre

Marie Moinet will be giving us "A French Perspective on a Nasty Desease: the Leptospirosis". Leptospirosis, an important zoonosis and significant cause of production loss in livestock, burdens New Zealand agriculture. While farmers or meat-worker are at risk in New Zealand, sewer workers and people in contact with water or rodents are more at risk in France. The epidemiology of leptospirosis appears radically different in the two countries… But is it really?

This comparison of the situation in both countries aims at broadening your views and go beyond the usual cliché on this disease. Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn on a fascinating topic!  

The talk will be on Wednesday 12 February, at 7 pm. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm. 

If you wish, you can register your attendance here.

About Marie 

Marie Moinet graduated with a DVM from Nantes National Vet School in France in 2008, a Postgraduate Diploma on Zoonoses from Pasteur Institute in 2010 and a MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health from RVC in London in 2014. She worked during 8 years as a team leader and project manager in the Wildlife Surveillance & Eco-Epidemiology Unit at the Anses - Nancy Laboratory for Rabies and Wildlife (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety), before doing a PhD in molecular epidemiology within the mEpiLab (Massey University).

In Nancy, she worked for the SAGIR Network, the French national network for wildlife health surveillance, and investigated various species and zoonoses, with a focus on bats and rabies and on ticks and rodent-borne diseases. Her doctoral veterinary thesis was about leptospirosis in wild carnivores in South-Western France, and she currently investigates the role of wildlife in the epidemiology of leptospirosis in New Zealand. She is about to begin a postdoc at AgResearch on water-borne zoonoses.

Free event, donations welcome.