The European Scientist brings together the efforts of an expansive network of scientists (including doctors, researchers, and analysts) as well as journalists and science writers who help bridge the gap between the expert and the layman.

Editorial board

Jean-Paul Oury, Editor in Chief

Jean-Paul holds a PhD in epistemology, history of science and technology from Paris VII Jussieu and is a published author.  He specializes in transdisciplinary issues that link communication, technology and politics.

email address: jpo (at)



Expert contributors

Professor Aleksander NAWRAT is deputy director of the National Center for Research and Development. He is a leading expert in research and development for science, the defense industry and government agencies, the author or co-author of over a dozen patent applications, industrial designs, over 170 works and scientific publications, and a reviewer of many renowned foreign journals.

Alexandre PELOUZE is a medical doctor and paleo-nutritionist.

André HEITZ is a retired agronomist and UN international staff member. He has worked for the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). In his last position, he was Director of the WIPO Coordination Office in Brussels.

Anne PERRIN is Doctor of Biology. She also acts as an independant scientific expert and has been vice-president of the non-ionising radiation section of the French Radiation Protection Society since 2015, after being president for four years.

Bernard DURAND is a geochemist specialised in fossil fuels. He was head of the geology-geochemistry department of IFPEN (a public research organization with expertise in fuels, engines, hybrid systems and vehicle electrification), then head of Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie. He also is a member of ASPO (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas) and of the French association “Sauvons le climat” (Save the Climate).

Bill WIRTZ is a Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center. His works have been published by Die Welt, The Times, City A.M., Le Monde, Le Figaro, or The Weekly Standard.

Catherine YARDIN is University Professor. She works as head of the histology, cytology, cytogenetic, cellular biology and reproductive health services of the Limoges University Hospital Centre.

Claude HURIET is a senior teacher and former French senator specialized in bioethics. He was head of the Curie Institute and a member of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee.

Claude DEBRU teaches philosophy at l’Ecole Normale Superieure. He has joined the French Academy of Sciences in March 2011 and was chair of the European Academy of Sciences from 2014 to 2016.

Edgar Ludwig GÄRTNER is a hydrobiologist, ecologist and political essayist. He works both in Germany and France. He wrote for a number of magazines, including Science & Vie, Ökologische Briefe and WWF-Journals. He also is a member of the Centre for the New Europe thinktank.

Didier PACHOUD, heads the GEMPPI and is a member of the European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults and Sects (FECRIS). He is specialised in the study of sects and sectarian activity. He has been working on this topic for 30 years.

Ferghane AZIHARI is a journalist and public policy analyst. He is the author of a report on the economic effects of regulations affecting the processing of personal data for the Institut de Recherches Économiques et Fiscales.

Georges SAPY studied and the French schools Arts et Métiers and Supélec. He spent his career in R & D and electricity facility engineering (hydraulic, nuclear, coal and fossil fuel powered energy plants) in France and abroad (China, South Corea). He later worked as a consultant with the IAEA and published several books. He now helps the French association« Sauvons le Climat » (Save The Climate) with matters related to intermittent energy distribution.

Gil Rivière-Wekstein is the founder of the French faming policy analysis blog Agriculture & Environnement. He writes on topics such as GMOs, pesticides, irrigation and organic farming.

Giovanni TAGILABUE is an independent researcher based in Carugo (Como) Italy, who studies the philosophy of life sciences and political science. He is the recipient of the 2017 Innoplanta Science Prize, and he will present a poster about the subject of this article at the forthcoming EFSA Conference in Parma, Italy, 18-21 September 2018.

Guy-André PELOUZE is a renowned surgeon with a keen interest for the progress made in his field of work. He pays close attention to changes in doctor’s working conditions and systemic evolutions that affect the standard of care for patients.

Henry I. MILLER, a physician and molecular biologist, is a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, CA, USA.  He was the founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Isabelle LAGROYE is Doctor in Pharmacy and life sciences. She taches at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Bordeaux.

Dr. Jean-Charles ESTOPPEY is a GP and winemaker. He also is the Director of Terres de Lavaux in Lutry, Switzerland.

Jean-Pierre RIOU, is retired from national education, author of the blog Mont Champot, President of the Energy Office for the STA Collective (Science Technology Action).

Marcel KUNTZ is a research director at the National Scientific Research Council (CNRS) and a teacher at the Grenoble Alpes university. His work on molecular mechanisms, plant anti-stress mechanisms and the evolution of the link between science and society has earned him the French the French Academy of Agriculture’s Gold Medal.

Marc RAMEAUX is project manager in a major French industrial company. He is the author of the book “Orca Economica”.

Raymond PICCOLI is Astrophysicist. He is the head of the Lightning Research Laboratory (Pegasus Research Unit). International expert and consultant, he specializes in the effects of lightning at the point of impact. President of the Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Lightning and Stormy Phenomena, expert for several government agencies, he is the author of several books of popular science, and gives numerous lectures each year.

Pierre BOIS D’ENGHIEN is an agricultural engineer specialised in tropical areas. He also teaches doctorate candidates in the fields of environmental sciences and sustainable development.

Sébastien POINT is a PhD physicist and researcher in artificial lighting.

Philippe STOOP is a corresponding member of French Academy of Agriculture. He is Agricultural engineer Montpellier Sup Agro, specialization in agricultural entomology (1983), doctor-engineer AgroParisTech (1986), DESS computerization of companies (University Paris-Dauphine 2001), he held the positions of manager of the phytosanitary technical pool Union InVivo (1987), agronomic expert for Quantix Agro, Cropvision project manager (CNES / Scot / Aventis / Quantix Agro) (2001), responsible for new ITK products (2007) and 2011 to date ITK research and innovation director. As such, he collaborates with Agribusiness companies such as Bayer Cropscience, Winfield LLC.

Thomas LAVREYS is a tropical physician and a medical and Social Development Consultant for Resource-Limited Settings.

Vincent LAGET is an ingeneer working at l’école nationale supérieure des Arts-et-Industries de Strasbourg. He was head of AFIS 92 (French Association for Scientific Information) and was a founding member of the movement Sceptics in the Pub and l’Observatoire Zététique.


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