|Birth||1970, Palma, Spain|
Lluis Quintana-Murci, born in 1970 in Palma de Mallorca, is a Franco-Spanish biologist.
After studying biology at the University of Barcelona, he obtained a PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Pavia in Italy, and his habilitation to direct research at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pasteur Institute and several internships at the Universities of Tucson (USA) and Oxford (UK), Luis Quintana-Murci joined the CNRS as a researcher in human population genetics. Since 2007, he has headed the Human Evolutionary Genetics Unit at the Pasteur Institute. Lluis Quintana-Murci's research uses a multidisciplinary approach that integrates human genetics, population genetics, epidemiology and immunology. The work carried out by his team, including those devoted to the study of the origin of Basques and the genome of pygmies, is regularly covered in the media.
His publications are regularly cited in other scientific articles.
He received the CNRS bronze medal in 2008 and, in 2009, the Georges, Jacques and Elias Canetti Prize from the Pasteur Institute. He is elected member of the French Academy of sciences in 2019.