Gianni Liti


  • CNRS Researcher


  • 2015 : international DuPont Young Professor Award


Gianni Liti studied biology and obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 at the University of Perugia, Italy. He moved to the UK where he worked as a researcher in genetics first in Leicester (2001-2005) and then in Nottingham (2006-2011).

Since 2011, he holds a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) researcher position at the Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing of Nice (IRCAN), France, where he leads the Population Genomics and Complex Traits Analysis team.

His research group uses the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to dissect the genetic architecture of multiple traits related to ageing and cancer. His team is involved in several yeast population-level sequencing projects aimed at understanding how genetic variation in a population influences phenotypic variation and evolution.

In 2015, he received the international DuPont Young Professor Award as recognition for his innovative research and its potential biotechnological applications.