Christine PETIT, MD, PhD                                                                                                                                                                          

Present position:
Professor at College de France, holding the Chair of Genetics and Cellular Physiology
Professor at the Pasteur Institute
Head of the Laboratory of Genetics and Physiology of Hearing, Pasteur Institute
Head of INSERM UMRS 587 Laboratory
Head of the Department of Neuroscience, Pasteur Institute

Current appointments to scientific bodies:

Member of the Scientific Council at Université Paris-Descartes
Member of the Scientific Council at ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Member of the Council for Teaching at ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris), since 2007.
President of the Steering Commitee of CTRS/RTRS “Sensory Handicap”, since 2007
Board of Directors of Institut Carnot “Seeing and Hearing”, since 2006
Board of Directors of Pasteur Institute, since 2003

Coordination of European FP6 "EuroHear" consortium (25 laboratories, 250 researchers), since 2004.

Awards and honours:

Grand Prix INSERM, 2007
Louis-Jeantet for Medicine Prize, 2006
Bristol-Myers-Squibb "Freedom to Discover" Award in Neuroscience, 2005
Institute for Health Sciences: "Research and Medicine" Award, 2004
L’Oreal-UNESCO: "For Women in Science" Award, 2004
Member of the French Academy of Sciences, 2002
Ernst Jung-Preis für Wissenschaft und Forschung: Medizin, Germany, 2001
French Academy of Sciences: Charles-Leopold Mayer Award, 1999
Member of the Academia Europae, 1998
Member of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation), 1996

Address : Institut Pasteur - 25 rue du Dr Roux - 75724 PARIS cedex 15 - France
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