Stanislas Lyonnet is Professor of Genetics at Paris Descartes University since 1995, and a clinical geneticist at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades. As the principal investigator of an INSERM group (Genetics and embryology of malformations), founding member of the Imagine Institute, he has conducted several studies aiming to localize and identify the genes involved in inborn errors of development. He is the author or co-author of 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
He is responsible for the European Master of Genetics (Paris Descartes-Paris Diderot), and served as a member of the INSERM Scientific Advisory Board. He was responsible for launching the Rare Diseases Research Program of the French National Agency for Research (ANR). He is a section editor of the European Journal of Human Genetics, and a member of the editorial board of Human Molecular Genetics.
Stanislas Lyonnet was awarded the Jean Hamburger prize in 2006, the INSERM Research Prize in 2009, and the Collery Prize (National Academy of Medicine) in 2012. He was elected President of the European Society of Human Genetics in 2013.