Stanislas Lyonnet

After training in paediatrics and genetics, Pr. Stanislas Lyonnet became a full Professor of genetics at University Paris Descartes Medical School in 1995. He is a clinical geneticists in the Department of Medical Genetics at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades.


As a principal investigator of an INSERM research group (« Genetics and embryology of congenital malformations »), Pr Lyonnet has conducted several studies aiming to localize and identify the genes involved in congenital malformation and inborn errors of development, mostly neurocristopathies. This group belongs to the recently created Foundation Imagine, Institut des Maladies Génétiques (Necker campus).


Pr Lyonnet is responsible for the European Master of Genetics (Paris Descartes-Paris Diderot Universities). He is a member of the INSERM Scientific Advisory Board, and has been a member of the board of the European Society of Human Genetics and its scientific programme committee. Pr Lyonnet was also responsible for the Rare Disease Research Programme in the frame of the French national agency for research (ANR).


He is a section editor of the European Journal of Human Genetics, and belongs to the editorial boards of Human Molecular Genetics and Clinical Dysmorphology. He was awarded the Jean Hamburger prize of Ville de Paris in 2006 and the Research Price of INSERM in 2009. He is the elected President of the European Society of Human Genetics (2012 – 2013).

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