Lluis Quintana-Murci, a Director of Research of the CNRS, heads the Unit of Human Evolutionary Genetics at the Institut Pasteur (Paris). He earned his Ph.D. in Population Genetics at the University of Pavia (Italy), and his MSc in Biology at the University of Barcelona (Spain). His laboratory explores how natural selection, human demography and lifestyle have shaped human genome diversity, focusing on immune-related traits. In particular, they study the respective contribution of genetic, epigenetic and evolutionary factors to immune response variation, between individuals and populations, with an emphasis on molecular phenotypes such as gene and miRNA expression.
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