Present Position :
Associate Professor, Director of the Center of Research & Expertise in anti-Doping sciences
Institute of Sports Sciences of the Lausanne University (ISSUL) University of Lausanne – Quartier Centre – Building Synathlon
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland
1973-1979 : Licence in biology, University of Lausanne
1980-1981 : Degree in Science Pedagogy
1981-1986 : PhD in Plant Biology & Phytochemistry, University of Lausanne
1986-1987 : Post-doctoral fellowship in Biochemistry, McGill University in Montreal, Canada
Professional and Academic Experience:
1980-1981: Teaching in Biology and Physics in secondary school.
1981-1986: Teaching assistant in Biology, University of Lausanne
1986-1987: Research Associate in Biochemistry, McGill University
1988-1990: Biochemist, Laboratory of Analytical Toxicology, Legal Medecine Institute,
University of Lausanne
1990-2001: Deputy Scientific Director, Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses, University of Lausanne
2002- 2016: Director of the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses, CHUV & University of Lausanne
2006- 2013: Privat-Docent at Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne
2013-2016: Associate Professor at Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne
2016 - : Director of the Center of Research & Expertise in anti-doping Sciences
Institute of Sports Sciences of the Lausanne University (ISSUL).
Associate Professor at Faculty of Sociology and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne
Research Projects as leading investigator (last 10 years):
2006-2007: From biological measurements to decision making in community health (Grant FNRS 320000-111771).
2006: Testosterone metabolism in different ethnical populations: towards a better evaluation of steroid profiling. (Grant FIFA F-MARC)
2007: Quantification of 19 NA and 19 NE conjugates in plasma and urine samples by LC/MS/MS (Grant WADA 06C24CS)
2007: Developpment of a web-based tool for the forensic evaluation of any longitudinal marker of doping: The athlete passport. (Grant WADA)
2007-2009: A forensic approach to the fight against doping (Grant WADA)
2007: Extraction and cleanup procedures for EPO detection (Grant BASPO)
2007: Small dosage of testosterone and nandrolone: use of IRMS for the detection
2008: Statistical method of evaluation the normality or abnormality of biological parameters in athlete’s blood or urine (Grant WADA)
2008-2009: Analysis of CERA and other ESAs in urine (Grant BASPO).
2008-2009: Development of a novel method for the detection of HGH doping in elite sport.
2009-2010: Stimulation of testosterone production by administration of HCG: effect on the steroid/IRMS profile and HCG level in urine. (Grant FIFA F-MARC)
2010-2012: comparison between blood and urine matrixes in the fight against doping (Grant Antidoping Suisse)
2010-2011: Suitability of in competition testing in blood compared to urine matrix. (Grant WADA)
2011: The endocrine module of the athlete passport in athletics. Collaborative project with WADA (Grant IAAF)
2011-2013: Pilot study for establishment of the endocrine module of the athlete passport (Grant WADA)
2013-2014: Serum steroid profile by LC/MS/MS for world Championship in athletics (Grant WADA)
2013-2014: Serum steroid profile by LC/MS/MS for world Championship in athletics. Collaborative project with WADA (Grant IAAF)
2013: Detection of DEHP-free blood transfusion using a combination of different biomarkers in diferrent matrixes (Grant WADA)
2015: Detection of prohibited substances by supercritical fluid chromatography… (Grant WADA)
2016: Impact of iron injection on iron metabolism biomarkers to detect blood transfusion (Grant WADA)
2017: Steroid profile of Female athletes after application of testosterone gel (Grant WADA).
2003 : John Andrew Neil Robinson, PhD, UNIL : Blood manipulations in endurance sport.
2006 : Norbert Baume, PhD, UNIL : endogenous production of nortestosterone by human and influence of physical activity and nutritional regime (Transl. from French)
2009 : Séverine Lamon, PhD, UNIL : Atypical EPO profiles in anti-doping analyses
2010: Emmanuel Strahm, PhD, UNIGE + UNIL: Study of androgen metabolism and implication in the fight against doping (Transl. from French)
2011 : Flavia Badoud, PhD, UNIGE + UNIL : Application of ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with time of flight mass spectrometry for anti-doping analyses..
2014 : François Marclay, PhD : Perspectives for Forensic Intelligence in Anti-Doping and the emergence of smokeless tobacco consumption in sport
Since 2015: Federico Ponzetto, Msc: New strategies for the longitudinal monitoring of biological markers indicative of doping practices.
Since 2016: Olivier Salamin, Msc: Detection of hormonal doping in sport by the omics approach.
Since 2018: Tiffany Astolfy, Msc: Comparative Hematologic follow up of athlete populations
Involvement as anti-doping expert in international sports events (selection of events):
Sydney Olympics 2000: Scientific delegate for cycling
FIFA World Cup 2002: Laboratory expert for FIFA in Tokyo
UEFA Euro 2004: Laboratory expert for UEFA in Lisbon Portugal.
IAAF World Championships Helsinki 2005: Laboratory expert and blood tests supervision.
Torino Olympics 2006: Mandate for Blood doping analyses
IAAF World Championships Osaka 2007: Laboratory expert and blood tests supervision in Tokyo.
UEFA Euro 2008 Swiss-Austria: Lab director for the event
IAAF World Championships Berlin 2009: Laboratory expert in Berlin, Cologne and Dresden.
Vancouver Olympics 2010: Assistant-Director of the Anti-doping Laboratory (Director: Christiane Ayotte)
IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011: Laboratory expert in Seoul (KOR)
UEFA Euro 2012: Laboratory expert for UEFA in Varsaw (POL)
IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013: Laboratory expert in Moscow Laboratory (RUS)
SOCHI Olympics 2014: Scientific expert of the Anti-doping Laboratory (Director: Grigory Rodchenkov)
IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015: Laboratory expert in Beijing Laboratory (CHN)
UEFA Euro 2016: Laboratory expert for UEFA in Paris
RIO Olympics 2016: Laboratory expert for the IOC in the anti-doping lab in Rio.
More than 160 publications in peer reviewed scientific Journals.