Professor at the French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)
Jean-Baptiste Fini is a full professor at the French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in the “Adaptation of living organisms” department in a joint unit with the CNRS named “Physiological and Molecular Adaptation”. Prof. Fini leads the research team RODEO (responses to Environmental challenges) particularly on thyroid hormone signaling pathway disruptors and studies short- and long-term consequences of early exposure to different classes of chemical substances, either as single molecules or as mixtures. Over the last ten years, he has developed an assay to identify thyroid disruptors and their effects within Prof. Demeneix's team, which was awarded with the medal of innovation by the CNRS in 2014. Prof. Fini currently participates in several expert groups at the OECD (AOP, Thyroid) and is also part of the working group on endocrine disruptors at the French National Food Safety and Environment Agency (ANSES) and part of a working group on EDCs at the EFSA (European Food Safety Agency). He is currently participating in 8 projects (EU H2020 HBM4EU, ENDPOINTS, ATHENA, PARC and Nationals) dealing with endocrine disruption developing methods, effects on brain development or specifically in effects of plastics on Health and the environment. He has published more than 30 papers on EDCs and their effects, in high impact peer reviewed journals (PubMed) whose 13 in the last two years.