Mattia Manica (PhD) joined Fondazione Edmund Mach in 2017, working on the projects ZIKAlliance and TigrePAT, both involving the monitoring and the control of mosquito vector species and their transmitted pathogens. His recent research activity focused on modelling the spatio-temporal distribution of the tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, the assessment of control intervention effectiveness and the evaluation of the importation and transmission risk for mosquito-borne infections.
- Data analysis and statistics
- Eco-epidemiological modelling
- Vector-borne disease dynamics
- Statistical methods for spatial-temporal data
Mattia graduated in Mathematics at University of Trento in 2011 (Master degree). In the following years, he worked as a reporting analyst in a multinational transportation and logistics company, and then as a statistical consultant. Mattia joined the PhD program in Public Health and Infectious Diseases at University La Sapienza of Rome in 2014. In 2017 he spent four months as a visiting researcher at the Imperial College of London.