Timothée Vergne graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse in 2009. After having completed a Master of Science on Veterinary Epidemiology, he undertook a PhD (2009-2012) at the University of Paris XI on the quantitative evaluation of animal health surveillance systems. He then moved to the Royal Veterinary College (London, United Kingdom, 2012-2016) to study the transmission of infectious diseases, including African swine fever, highly pathogenic avian influenza, bovine tuberculosis and foot-and-mouth disease.
In 2016, he joined the Institute of Research for Development (Montpellier, France) to unravel the spatial spread of the chikungunya virus during the unprecedented epidemic in Martinique Island. Since 01 January 2018, Tim is an associate professor of veterinary public health at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse. His research interests still lie at the intersection between epidemiological modelling, infectious diseases management, and livestock health.