The VRI includes 150 researchers working on more than 40 international projects.
Rodolphe Thiébaut has been trained as a medical doctor specialized in Public Health. He did a PhD in Biostatistics at Bordeaux University in France. He started his research carrier at the Inserm as a researcher in 2002 and research director between 2010 and 2013.
He has been research fellow in the Immunology division of the Institute of Child Health in 2007. He is now deputy head of the INSERM U1219 research centre and professor in Public Health / Biostatistics at the University of Bordeaux. He is co-coordinator of the Epidemiology specialty for the second year of the Master at ISPED (Institut de Santé Publique d’Epidémiologie et de Dévelopement).
He is leading a research group (SISTM-Statistics in Systems Biology and Translational Medicine) devoted to the design and analysis of clinical trials mainly in HIV immunology through the French Vaccine Research Institute. This group, which is embedded in the Inserm U1219 research centre, has been recognized as an INRIA project team since January 2015. Its translational research starts with immunological questions and end with the development of statistical methods for the collection and analysis of high-dimensional datasets generated in this domain.
He is leading the “Data science” division of the Vaccine Research Institute and is in charge of the clinical trial unit of the Bordeaux University Hospital. He is also project coordinator of EBOVAC2 project (IMI2 Ebola vaccine project).He is Director of the Digital Public Health Graduate Program in Bordeaux and member of the Inserm scientific commitee.