(Biography) Fabien is a Swiss veterinarian with a strong interest in wildlife and epidemiology. He wrote his veterinary thesis on infectious keratoconjunctivitis in Alpine Ibex and Chamois at the Center for Fish and Wildlife Health at the University of Bern and subsequently completed a PhD on gastro-intestinal parasites of domestic ruminants at the Section for Veterinary Epidemiology of the University of Zürich. Fabien is currently employed as a postdoc at the Department of Ecosystem and Public Health of the University of Calgary. His project focus on improving our understanding of muskox health in the Canadian Arctic. he will use a participatory approach combined with regression analysis to gain insight on the epidemiological processes driving muskox population. In particular, he is interested in pathogens that might be new to the Arctic, such as the bacteria Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae or expanding their range such as the lungworm Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis.
University of Calgary