Prof. Stanislas Lyonnet

Member of the Board of Governors

Prof. Stanislas Lyonnet is the Director of Imagine, the Institute of Genetic Diseases at Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital in France, where he is also a clinical geneticist.  

In 2023, Prof. Lyonnet was appointed as a board member of Sidra Medicine, a women’s and children’s hospital in the State of Qatar in 2023.

Prof. Lyonnet holds several prestigious academic and research positions in France. In addition to his role at Imagine, he is a Professor of genetics at Paris Descartes University; President of the Scientific Advisory Board of Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm); President of the European Society of Human Genetics (2013).

At Paris Descartes University, Prof. Lyonnet is responsible for the European Master of Genetics program. He also served as a member of the INSERM Scientific Advisory Board at the same university. As the principal investigator of an INSERM group (Genetics and embryology of malformations), he conducted a number of studies aiming to identify the genes and molecular bases involved in inborn errors of development. He was also responsible for launching the Rare Diseases Research Program of the French National Agency for Research (ANR). 

Prof. Lyonnet has authored or co-authored more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a section editor of the European Journal of Human Genetics, and a member of the editorial board of Human Molecular Genetics. 

Prof. Lyonnet was awarded the Jean Hamburger prize in 2006, the INSERM Research Prize in 2009, and the National Academy of Medicine Prize in 2012.