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François ANDRÉ
Laboratoire d’Étude des Résidus et Contaminants dans les Aliments (LABERCA)
Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (ONIRIS)
Atlanpole-La Chantrerie - BP 50707
F-44307 Nantes
Tel : +33 (0) 2 40 68 78 80
Fax : +33 (0) 2 40 68 78 78
François ANDRE graduated from the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort (France) in 1969 as a Veterinarian Dr, and later as a Professor in Biochemistry. He started teaching in Maisons-Alfort and moved on to the National Veterinary School of Nantes in 1979. His research activity started with the study of animal models for human pathologies; he participated to hormonal therapy studies for breast tumours in dogs. In Nantes, he first worked in the field of endocrinology applied to cattle and pets and created a laboratory for radioimmunology analysis and research. This experience was the basis of his further specialisation in the field of anabolic substances in meat producing animals and his laboratory was recognised as Reference in this field in 1990 by the General Directorate for Food of the Ministry of Agriculture. The research activity of the laboratory initially dealt with the analytical development around mass spectrometry, allowing the improvement of both the national control plan efficiency and the fundamental knowledge regarding the metabolism of these forbidden substances in cattle. Consequently, the competence and expertise areas of François André include the analysis of organic compounds (residues and contaminants) at trace levels in biological matrices, their biotransformation and transfer through the food chain, and some toxicological aspects linked to estrogens. François André was appointed expert for WTO and for the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) for which he presides the “Physico-Chemical Residues and Contaminants” Working Group.
Higher education