Research director, CNRS, France - Organic contaminants: presence, fate and toxic impacts
Hélène Budzinski is a CNRS research director and in charge of the LPTC (Laboratory of Physico- and Toxico-Chemistry of the environment) which is a research group of EPOC (UMR 5805 University of Bordeaux/CNRS). She is co-director of COTE LabEx. In 1989, she graduated as an engineer of the ENSCP of Paris, defended her PhD thesis in 1993 at the Bordeaux University, and got her HDR in 1999. Her research focuses on various classes of organic contaminants (PAHs, PCBs, pesticides, pharmaceutical substances, endocrine disruptors, detergents,…) studying presence, fate and toxic impacts. She has coordinated various projects in the case of national calls for proposal among them the LITEAU project (2003) on pharmaceutical substances and the ANR EMESTOX project dealing with passive samplers. She has been or is also involved, as principal investigator, in 11 ANR projects (e.g., ANR AMPERES) as well as in 7 European projects.
She is the author of more than 260 publications (h-index: 45), of 58 invited international conferences and she was awarded several prizes: the brass medal of the CNRS (1995), the silver medal of the CNRS (2017), the French Chemistry Society (SFC) prize for the analytical chemistry division (1997), the ADEME prize for environment innovative techniques (1998, 2002, 2010); she is Knight of the National Order of the Merit (2009), Knight of "Légion d'Honneur" (2015). She has been since 2008 a member of several scientific councils such as those of ONEMA, IRD, Chronic Risk Division of the INERIS, Planet and Universe CNRS Institute. She has supervised 30 PhD students, eight post-docs and ATERs. H. Budzinski takes part, as a teacher, in various research and professional Master degrees (University of Bordeaux, IPB, AgroParisTech).