Dr. Pauline Ezanno completed both a master degree in agricultural sciences (Montpellier SupAgro, France) and a master degree in evolutionary biology and ecology (Montpellier University, France) in 1999. She completed a PhD in integrative biology in 2002. She got a permanent position in 2003 as a researcher in the Animal Health Division of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), located in the veterinary school of Nantes (Oniris), France. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology, covering various infections in cattle and pigs, mainly using mathematical and computational modelling and data analysis based on mechanistic models for infectious disease dynamics at several scales. She became research director at INRA in 2015 and currently leads a group in epidemiological and population dynamics modelling in Nantes, France.