Who's Who

Augustin Scalbert

Group Head

Biomarkers Group



Academic Degrees

1984PhDBiochemistryInstitut National Agronomique Paris-GrignonParisFrance
1981MScAgricultural SciencesInstitut National Agronomique Paris-GrignonParisFrance

Current Research Projects

  • Mining the Food Metabolome to Identify New Biomarkers of Dietary Intake for Cancer Risk Studies
    Sinha R (NCI), Brennan L (UCD), Wishart D (Uni Alberta), Manach C (INRA); IARC: Keski-Rahkonen P, Slimani N, Scalbert A

  • Dietary polyphenols, dietary assessment and role in the prevention of cancers
    Rinaldi S, Scalbert A

  • Metabolic phenotypes in cancer risk studies
    Kampman E (Uni Wageningen); Key T (Uni Oxford), Bonanni B (EIO), IARC: Keski-Rahkonen P, Rinaldi S, Jenab M, Johansson M, Gunter M, Scalbert A

  • Enhanced individualized exposure assessment and metabolic profiling for high priority environmental exposures in Europe
    Vineis P (ICL), Vermeulen R (Uni Utrecht); IARC: Keski-Rahkonen P, Scalbert A

  • New metabolomic approaches to quantify the exposome in cohort studies
    Rinaldi S, Keski-Rahkonen P, Scalbert A

Selected Publications

M. Stepien, T. Duarte-Salles, V. Fedirko, A. Floegel, D. K. Barupal, S. Rinaldi, D. Achaintre, N. Assi, A. Tjonneland, K. Overvad, N. Bastide, M. C. Boutron-Ruault, G. Severi, T. Kuhn, R. Kaaks, K. Aleksandrova, H. Boeing, A. Trichopoulou, C. Bamia, P. Lagiou, C. Saieva, C. Agnoli, S. Panico, R. Tumino, A. Naccarati, H. B. Bueno-de-Mesquita, P. H. Peeters, E. Weiderpass, J. R. Quiros, A. Agudo, M. J. Sanchez, M. Dorronsoro, D. Gavrila, A. Barricarte, B. Ohlsson, K. Sjoberg, M. Werner, M. Sund, N. Wareham, K. T. Khaw, R. C. Travis, J. A. Schmidt, M. Gunter, A. Cross, P. Vineis, I. Romieu, A. Scalbert and M. Jenab (2016). "Alteration of Amino Acid and Biogenic Amine Metabolism in Hepatobiliary Cancers: Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study." Int J Cancer 3(10): doi: 10.1002/ijc.29718

D. Achaintre, A. Bulete, C. Cren-Olive, L. Li, S. Rinaldi and A. Scalbert (2016). "Differential Isotope Labelling of 38 Dietary Polyphenols and their Quantification in Urine by Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry." Anal Chem 26: Epub ahead of print

W. Edmands, P. Ferrari, J. A. Rothwell, S. Rinaldi, N. Slimani, D. K. Barupal, C. Biessy, M. Jenab, F. Clavel-Chapelon, G. Fagherazzi, M. C. Boutron-Ruault, V. Katzke, T. Kuhn, H. Boeing, A. Trichopoulou, P. Lagiou, D. Trichopoulos, D. Palli, S. Grioni, R. Tumino, P. Vineis, A. Mattiello, I. Romieu and A. Scalbert (2015). "The polyphenol metabolome in human urine and its association with intake of polyphenol-rich foods across European countries." Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 902(4): 905-913

A. Scalbert, L. Brennan, C. Manach, C. Andres-Lacueva, L. O. Dragsted, J. Draper, S. M. Rappaport, J. J. J. van der Hooft and D. S. Wishart (2014). "The food metabolome A window over dietary exposure." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 99: 1286-1308

S. M. Rappaport, D. K. Barupal, D. Wishart, P. Vineis and A. Scalbert (2014). "The blood exposome and its role in discovering causes of disease." Environ Health Perspect: DOI:10.1289/ehp.1308015

Scientific Societies Membership

Metabolomics Society
American Chemical Society

Prizes, Honours

Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters; 2005, 2015).
Award for Outstanding Flavonoid Research delivered at the 3rd International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Kyoto (2007)