Research interests

  • Disease ecology
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Plant-pollinator networks
  • Virome and Microbiome





Scientific projects

I am an evolutionary ecologist studying the dynamics and evolution of diseases, using primarily insect models (bees & flies). My current projects are (i) the understanding of ecological and evolutionary drivers of disease transmission in complex multi-host and multi-pathogen systems; (ii) the study of viral diversity in pollinators and (iii) the impact of immune functions in pathogen shedding and disease transmission. I love to combine field work, experimental infections and (meta-) transcriptome analyses in my projects. See my website for more details on my work:, or follow me on Twitter: @VBSDoublet.


Doublet V*, Poeschl Y*, Gogo-Döring A, Alaux C, Annoscia D, Aurori C, Barribeau SM, Bedoya-Reina OC, Brown MJF, Bull JC, Flenniken ML, Galbraith DA, Genersch E, Gisder S, Grosse I, Holt HL, Hultmark D, Lattorff HMG, Le Conte Y, Manfredini F, McMahon DP, Moritz RFA, Nazzi F, Nino EL, Nowick K, van Rij RP, Paxton RJ, Grozinger CM (2017) Unity in defence: honeybee workers exhibit conserved molecular responses to diverse pathogens. BMC Genomics, 18: 207. *Equal contributors. doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3597-6

McMahon DP, Natsopoulou ME, Doublet V, Fürst M, Weging S, Brown MJF, Gogol-Döring A, Paxton RJ (2016) Elevated virulence of an emerging viral genotype as a driver of honeybee loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 20160811. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.0811

Natsopoulou ME, McMahon DP, Doublet V, Bryden J, Paxton RJ (2015) Interspecific competition in honeybee intracellular gut parasites is asymmetric and favours the spread of an emerging infectious disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282: 20141896. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.1896

Doublet V, Labarussias M, de Miranda JR, Moritz RFA, Paxton RJ (2015) Bees under stress: sublethal doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide and pathogens interact to elevate honey bee mortality across the life cycle. Environmental Microbiology, 17(4): 969-983. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12426

Full publication list and PDFs on my GoogleScholar & ResearchGate profiles


    Dr. Vincent Doublet
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology
    University of Edinburgh
    Ashworth Laboratories
    Charlotte Auerbach Road
    EH9 3FL Edinburgh, UK