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Ed HOUGHTON
HFL
Newmarket Road
CB7 5 WW Fordham Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
Tel : 44 16 38 720 500
Fax : 44 16 38 724 200
EDUCATION
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry – Leeds University
PhD (Indole Alkaloid Synthesis) – Leeds University

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA : Synthesis of novel mesoionic compounds and their application in dipolar cycloaddition reactions. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Identification of insect pheromones, particularly in relation to the Argentine Ant, Iridomyrmex humilis, Application of micro-chemical techniques and GC-MS in the identification of trace, volatile components in extracts from insects.

EMPLOYMENT AT HFL
1974: joined HFL as a Senior Scientific Officer to establish a Mass Spectrometry Unit. Rapidly became involved in the development of methods to detect/confirm the administration of anabolic steroids to horses. Research interests expanded to include: Application of chromatographic/mass spectrometric techniques to drug screening and confirmatory analysis; Steroid metabolism in the horse; Steroid biosynthesis in the horse; Drug metabolism in general; Application of in vitro techniques to drug metabolism; Application of isotope ratio mass spectrometry to confirmatory analysis; Veterinary drug residue analysis; and Metabolism of anabolic steroids in cattle.
1990: Appointed Head of the Research & Development Department and Senior Assistant Director of HFL.
2002: Appointed as a Director of HFL
2002: Appointed as Chief Scientist, HFL.
2004: Appointed Non-Executive Director, HFL

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Fellowship status in the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC), the International body representing analysts associated with drug detecting in animal sports. Presented with the AORC Award in 1994 for his numerous contributions to a better understanding of Racing Chemistry. President of the AORC (1998 – 2000). Chairman of the Standing Committee to the International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (1990 – to the present). Presented with the British Mass Spectrometry Medal in 2004 for “Outstanding and Sustained Contributions to Mass Spectrometry”
Higher education