Ludovic Orlando is a former student from the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon (ENS, 1996-2000). He received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Lyon, trained in phylogenomics as a postdoc and appointed as a permanent Associate Professor at ENS Lyon between 2005 and 2010. He moved to the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, in April 2010 and was appointed as a full Professor in Molecular Archaeology in March 2016. His group develops integrative approaches in ancient DNA research, promoting the field of palaeomics by the fusion of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology.
Ludovic has been part of several organizing and scientific boards of international meetings, including the international meeting for the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology and the International Union for Quaternary Research. He has been acting as an Academic Editor for the journal PLoS One since January 2012, and for Scientific Reports since September 2016.
He is one of the four Editors-in-Chief for the journal ‘Science and Technology of Archeological Research’. He was expert member of the committee of the French National Research Agency (ANR, panel SVSE7 for Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology and Agronomy) in 2012 and 2013, and an expert member of the Junior Committee of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’ in 2015 and 2016.