Thematic Leader: Sébastien Sauvé 

The objective of this theme is to develop effective protocols for the detection of endocrine disruptors to enhance their monitoring and the ability to model their levels in the environment. Theme 1 will also focus on the discovery of improved techniques for treating liquid and solid matrices contaminated by endocrine disruptors. Research on the detection and monitoring of endocrine disruptors includes the development of new methods for extracting and purifying these contaminants, quantifying them by new analytical methods, and measuring their harmful effects by cellular or biochemical methods. The development of new geomatic and remote sensing tools that can assess the biological content or effects of large-scale endocrine disruptors is also a research area explored by our researchers. In terms of treatment, research includes the development of physical chemical, electrochemical and biological techniques for treating municipal and industrial wastewater, soils and sediments, industrial residues and urban waste contaminated with endocrine disruptors.


Sébastien Sauvé is full professor in Environmental Chemistry and outgoing Associate Dean of Research and Creation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Université de Montréal. He was academic director of the Institut EDDEC (environment, sustainable development and circular economy). He is also foreign correspondent to the Académie d’Agriculture de France. He has studied at McGill University and Cornell University. He directs a group of about twenty students and researchers that work on a variety of subjects going from contaminated soils, circular economy, blue-green algae, ultratrace analysis using mass spectrometry, as well as the impacts of emerging contaminants on health and the environment. He has been invited to many international conferences and has research partners on all continents. He received the AFCAS Michel-Jurdant Prize in environmental sciences. Pr. Sauvé publishes more than one article per month, in October 2023, his 290 papers and book chapters were cited more than 23 000 times. Fifty-four of his papers have been cited more than 100 times. He has been an invited speaker for more than 125 occasions, in addition to numerous international conferences participations.


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Environmental Risk Assessment. Learn more

Wildlife Health Assessment. Learn more

Distribution and Toxic Effects of Contaminants in the Environment. Learn more

Pharmacology. Toxicology. Endocrinology. Biology. Human/Animal Health. Metabolic Health. Zebrafish. Mouse Models. Learn more

Ecotoxicology. Olfaction. Pollutants. Insects. Adaptation. Ecophysiology. Insect Endocrinology. Learn more

Toxicology. Molecular Biology. Public and Environmental Health. Community-Based Research. Exposure Assessment and Biomonitoring. Learn more

Gene Expression. Aquatic Contaminants. Learn more

Molecular Ecotoxicology. Aquatic Nanotoxicology. Learn more

Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Environmental Effects Research. Wastewater. Agriculture. Cumulative Effects Assessment. Learn more

Sanitation and Decontamination. Learn more

Environmental Toxicology. Comparative Avian Toxicology. Learn more

Remote Sensing and Hydrology. Learn more

Ecosystem Health Assessment. Learn more

Genetics, Neurodegenerative Diseases. Learn more

Distribution, Bioaccumulation and Effects of Chemicals on Aquatic Organisms. Learn more

Toxicological Risk Analysis. Women’s Health / Maternal Health / Maternity. Environmental Health. Learn more

Aquatic Toxicology. Fish Reproductive Health. Environmental Effects Monitoring. Wastewater. Cumulative Effects Assessment. Learn more

Biology. Water Sciences. Water Quality Criteria. Ecotoxicology. Environmental Risk Assessment. Learn more

Environmental Engineering. Environmental Chemistry. NanoTechnology. Ecotoxicology. Emerging Contaminants. Environmental Risk Assessment. Wastewater. Water Treatment. Learn more

Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment, Benthic Community. Learn more

Environmental and Human Toxicology. in vitro Bioassays. Environment-Immune Interactions in Disease Susceptibility. Nutritional Toxicology. Learn more

Environmental Health. Environmental Toxicology. Overall Health. Risk Assessment. Learn more

Treatment and Sustainable Management of Contaminated Water. Learn more

Electrotechnologies. Water Treatment. Learn more

Chemical and Biological Contamination in the Environment and Food. Learn more

Bioprocesses and the Valorization of Residues into High Value-Bioproducts. Green Chemistry to Find Ecological Alternatives to Chemical Antibiotics. Industrial Microbiology. Environmental Chemistry. Emerging Contaminants. Learn more

Analytical Chemistry. Emerging Contaminants. Water Treatment. Circular Economy. Soils. Learn more

Food Safety. Analytical Chemistry. Environmental Science. Food Science. Learn more

Ecotoxicogenomics. Chemical and Environmental Toxicology. Animal Physiology. Endocrinology. Molecular Biology. Detection of Endocrine Disruptors Using Cell Lines. Learn more

Environmental Toxicology, Endocrinology, Animal Physiology, and Molecular Biology/Toxicology in Vertebrate and Invertebrate Models. Learn more

Control of Environmental Contaminants. Protection of Water Resources. Water Treatment. Learn more