Robert Barouki

T3S-1124 - UMR-S 1124
Université de Paris
Campus Saint-Germain-des-Près
45 rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 86 38 68

Pr. Robert Barouki

Laboratory Director
Europe department, MetaTox

robert.barouki@-Code to remove to avoid
+33 1 76 53 43 70, room P460

Robert Barouki is a biochemist and molecular biologist whose main research during the last 25 years has focused on the impact of environmental contaminants on human health and the mechanisms of action involved in those effects. In particular, he has studied the biological consequences following the activation of the dioxin receptor AhR and delineated the different mechanisms of toxicity. He has also studied the effects of endocrine disruptors, mixtures of contaminants and the role of adipose tissue. More recently, he has been involved in international research programs aiming at characterizing the human exposome and at determining how to translate exposome science into policies.

He leads an Inserm unit and a clinical biochemistry department.

He has led French initiatives in Environment and Health bringing together ecosystems and human health experts (IFRES). He advises the ministries of research, health and environment in France and is a member of the scientific council of Anses (environment, occupational and food safety agency), ANSM (medical drugs safety agency), IRSN (radioprotection agency), OPECST (science committee of the french parliament). He coordinates or plays an important role in several EU programmes: HERA (agenda for research on environment climate and health, coordinator), HBM4EU (human biomonitoring, leader of exposure and health pillar), his unit coordinates a programme on endocrine disruptors (Oberon in the Eurion cluster) and he is an active partner of many others on exposome and toxicity. He has been an expert at WHO. 

He was awarded the Inserm-Parliament science commission prize in 2018 for achievements in linking science to policy.

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Robert Barouki