Paul PALAZZI, MSc - Research Engineer

Paul holds a MSc degree in chemical engineering from the "Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux" (E.C.P.M.) from Strasbourg (France), and a MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Strasbourg. Paul works as a Research Engineer in the Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU) since 2016.


• Development of new analytical methods to identify and quantify biomarkers of exposure to pollutants in biological matrices such as blood, urine and hair.

• Extraction and analysis of samples with chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry

• Data treatment

• Technical support and management of technical aspects

• Management and maintenance of the lab equipment

• Inventory and purchase of lab consumables and materials


I contribute to all the research projects of the lab thanks to my expertise in liquid and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry and in extraction and purification of biological samples.

I also provide technical support to researchers and students on their projects and ensure the maintenance and good performance and reliability of the lab equipment.


• Liquid and Gas chromatography

• Mass spectrometry

• Biomarkers identification and exposure assessment

• Biological samples extraction

• Purification techniques (SPE, SLE, LLE, …)

• Management and maintenance of lab equipment

• Technical support

Latest publications

Biomonitoring of fast-elimination endocrine disruptors - Results from a 6-month follow up on human volunteers with repeated urine and hair collection.
July 15, 2021
2021 Jul. Sci Total Environ.778:146330. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
By: Fays F  Hardy EM  Palazzi P  Haan S  Beausoleil C  Appenzeller BMR.

Is there an optimal sampling time and number of samples for assessing exposure to fast elimination endocrine disruptors with urinary biomarkers?
December 10, 2020
2020 Dec. Sci Total Environ.747:141185. Epub 2020 Jul 25.
By: Fays F  Palazzi P  Hardy EM  Schaeffer C  Phillipat C  Zeimet E  Vaillant M  Beausoleil C  Rousselle C  Slama R  Appenzeller BMR.

Human exposure to PCBs, PBDEs and bisphenols revealed by hair analysis: A comparison between two adult female populations in China and France.
December 01, 2020
2020 Dec. Environ Pollut.267:115425. Epub 2020 Aug 15.
By: Peng FJ  Hardy EM  Beranger R  Mezzache S  Bourokba N  Bastien P  Li J  Zaros C  Chevrier C  Palazzi P  Soeur J  Appenzeller BMR.

Exposure to multiclass pesticides among female adult population in two Chinese cities revealed by hair analysis.
May 01, 2020
2020 May. Environ Int.138:105633. Epub 2020 Mar 14.
By: Peng FJ  Hardy EM  Mezzache S  Bourokba N  Palazzi P  Stojiljkovic N  Bastien P  Li J  Soeur J  Appenzeller BMR.

Ultra performance liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometer method applied to the analysis of both thyroid and steroid hormones in human hair.
February 08, 2020
2020 Feb. J Chromatogr A.1612:460648. Epub 2019 Oct 26.
By: Grova N  Wang X  Hardy EM  Palazzi P  Chata C  Appenzeller BMR.

Blood pharmacokinetic of 17 common pesticides in mixture following a single oral exposure in rats: implications for human biomonitoring and exposure assessment.
October 01, 2019
2019 Oct. Arch Toxicol.93(10):2849-2862. Epub 2019 Aug 19.
By: Chata C  Palazzi P  Grova N  Haan S  Emond C  Vaillant M  Appenzeller BMR.

Biomonitoring of children exposure to urban pollution and environmental tobacco smoke with hair analysis - A pilot study on children living in Paris and Yeu Island, France.
May 15, 2019
2019 May. Sci Total Environ.665:864-872. Epub 2019 Feb 13.
By: Palazzi P  Hardy EM  Appenzeller BMR.

Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in women living in the Chinese cities of BaoDing and Dalian revealed by hair analysis.
December 01, 2018
2018 Dec. Environ Int.121(Pt 2):1341-1354. Epub 2018 Nov 9.
By: Palazzi P  Mezzache S  Bourokba N  Hardy EM  Schritz A  Bastien P  Emond C  Li J  Soeur J  Appenzeller BMR.


Paul Palazzi Research Engineer HBRU Luxembourg Institute of Health

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