Prof Ed Louis FRSB


Ed Louis is Professor of Genetics in the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester. He also leads a group deciphering the Genetics Architecture of Complex Traits using yeast as a model system. A PhD in population genetics at the University of California at Berkeley (1986) was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University. In 1991 Ed moved to the UK, first to Oxford, followed by Leicester (2001) then Nottingham (2005) and a return to Leicester in 2013. Ed’s research focuses on the population genetics, diversity and evolution of eukaryotic microorganisms including yeasts and parasites.

Ed serves on several editorial boards, is and has been a member of several national and international grant awarding bodies and is currently on the Eukaryotic Division Committee of the Microbiology Society. He organises and speaks at many international conferences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and was a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder (2008-2012).

Ed is currently chair of the board of Trustees, he helps with the smooth running and management of the charity.


Contact Details

Prof Ed Louis

Centre for Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits

Department of Genetics

University of Leicester

Leicester LE1 7RH, UK