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Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy, Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Mass Spectrometry

Good in a Food Fight

How did you get started in food analysis?

In the 1980s, I worked on methods to detect residues of growth-promoting compounds in animal production, such as anabolic steroids, beta agonists, beta blockers and tranquilizers. At that time, legislation had just been introduced in Europe to ban these substances, so I was not only developing methods, but putting them into regulatory programs.

My goal has always been to do good science that ultimately helps to keep people safe.

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Chris Elliott

Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor and Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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