Arnaud Bataille has obtained his PhD at the University of Leeds (UK) on population genetics and disease ecology. He has worked in multiple countries (Ecuador, Netherlands, South Korea) on the evolutionary and ecological processes associated with animal disease emergence before joining CIRAD (Montpellier, France) in November 2015. His work focuses principally on the Peste des Petits Ruminants virus (PPRV). He investigates the transmission and evolutionary dynamics of PPRV with the aim of elaborating better control strategies. Within the PPR research team lead by Genevieve Libeau, he contributes to the development of new diagnostic tools and of vaccines against PPR. He is deputy head of OIE/FAO and EU reference laboratories for PPR.