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Nationality  French

Name  Christine Petit
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Born  4 February 1948 (age 67) (1948-02-04) Laignes, France
Awards  L'Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science

2018 Kavli Prize Winners - NEUROSCIENCE: James Hudspeth, Robert Fettiplace and Christine Petit

Christine Petit (born 4 February 1948) is a French geneticist. She holds professorships at the Collège de France and the Pasteur Institute.


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Petit was born in Laignes in 1948. She initially studied at the Paris teaching hospital, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and at the Pasteur Institute. She completed two pieces of post-doctoral research at the Centre for Molecular Research in Gif-sur-Yvette and another in Basel.

Petit holds professorships at Collège de France and the Pasteur Institute. She has a member of the Academy of Science since 14 January 2002.

Petit's research has explored the link between genes and deafness, with her research group at INSERM "Génétique et physiologie de l’audition".

Together with Karen Steel, Petit won the Royal Society Brain Prize 2012, for their pioneering work on the genetics of hearing and deafness.

Prizes and honours

  • 1999 : Prix Charles-Leopold Mayer of the Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 : L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
  • 2006 : Co-winner of the Prix Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
  • 2007 : Grand Prix of Medical Research INSERM
  • 2012 : Co-recipient with Karen Steel of the Royal Society's Brain Prize
  • 2016: Foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Officer of the National Order of Merit
  • References

    Christine Petit Wikipedia