Postdoc at INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, EPIONE team

I am currently a Postdoctoral researcher within the context of the ANR project Fed-BIOMED (Federated statistical learning for new generation meta-analyses of large-scale biomedical data), as a member of the EPIONE team at INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée.


I worked previously in mathematical modeling applied to immunology as a member of the SISTM team (INSERM U1219 Bordeaux Population Health and INRIA). As part of the EBOVAC1 and EBOVAC2 European consortia, I focused on the  modeling of the immune response to a prime-boost vaccination strategy against Ebola virus, developed by Janssen (a Johnson&Johnson company).

I received my Ph.D. from University Paris 13 in 2016, under the supervision of Vuk Milisic, Gilles Wainrib and Hatem Zaag. The title of my dissertation is "Mathematical foundations of antibody affinity maturation". We have developed and studied a mathematical framework to model antibody affinity maturation of B-cells. We have investigated interactions between mutation, division and selection, using probabilistic tools and numerical simulations. My Ph.D. project was embedded in the frame of Labex Inflamex.

Professional address

2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France




irene.balelli [at]

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