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THOMAS, Professor Frederic

Pr Frédéric Thomas (53 years old, Directeur de Recherches Classe Exceptionnelle at the CNRS) has directed 3 research groups over the past 25 years. He has published more than 350 articles in international peer reviewed journals (1995-present), including Nature, Nature Communications, PNAS, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Plos Biology, Ecology Letters, Molecular Cancer, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Plos pathogens etc and also edited 12 books (two at Oxford University Press, and BIOLOGIE EVOLUTIVE which is now the French reference book in Evolutionary biology). He wrote three books. His H- index is 62. Dr Frédéric Thomas has an established expertise in the field of host-parasite interactions, and has also been working on projects relating to evolution and cancer since July 2010.  He founded with Benjamin Roche in 2012 the Centre de Recherche Ecologiques et Evolutives sur le Cancer (CREEC) in Montpellier. In 2016 he initiated with Beata Ujvari (Deakin University Australia) and Rodrigo Hamede (University of Tasmania) an International Associate Laboratory, mainly to work on transmissible cancers in Tasmanian Devils. Since several years he is also developing researches is health ecology, in close collaboration with la Tour du Valat. Dr Frédéric Thomas obtained in 2012 the CNRS silver medal for excellence in research, the Award of Outstanding Research by Deakin University in 2018, and 2021 the Award from the French Ministère “Le Gout des Sciences”.

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