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B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. John GILBERT Research Director (Food), Central Science Laboratory, UK Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), York


1973-2002 Analytical Chemist specialising in food safety, Ministry of Agriculture, United Kingdom
since 1995 Visiting Professor, Leeds University
2002 Appointed Director, Food Science Laboratory
2004 Danone Chair, Ghent University
2004-2009 CSL Science Director with responsibility for 200 staff working on food safety in the areas of residues and chemical contaminants in food
since 2009 Visiting scientist at IFA Tulln
 Extensive experience working internationally in lecturing, consultancy and capacity building in food laboratories.


Royal Society of Chemistry
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Panel Member 2003-2005 (CONTAM Panel) and since 2008 (ANS Panel)


More than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Editor of five books on analysis of contaminants in foods.