Francois Breton, M.Sc.

Scientific Evaluator

My role consists of conducting scientific evaluation of the data necessary to approve drugs developed for use by Canadians. 

Professional activities / interests

-drug evaluation



Education and awards

B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry, Concordia University, 2004

M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Waterloo, 2010

Key publications


Tugulea, Anca-Maria, et al. "The influence of precursors and treatment process on the formation of Iodo-THMs in Canadian drinking water" Water Research 130 (2018): 215-223.


Rawn, Dorothea FK, et al. "Dioxins/furans and PCBs in Canadian human milk: 2008-2011" Science of The Total Environment 595 (2017): 269-278.


Rawn, Dorothea FK, et al. "A method for the analysis of multiple novel halogenated flame retardants in cow’s milk." Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 33.7 (2016): 1207-1218.


Poon, Shirley, et al. "Hair as a biomarker of systemic exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers." Environmental science & technology 48.24 (2014): 14650-14658.


Breton, François, et al. "Silicate-entrapped porous coatings for preparing high-efficiency solid-phase microextraction sorbents." Analytica chimica acta 669.1 (2010): 39-44.


Zhang, Xu, et al. "Development of the space-resolved solid-phase microextraction technique and its application to biological matrices." Analytical chemistry 81.17 (2009): 7349-7356.


Queiroz, Maria Eugênia C., et al. "Immunoaffinity in-tube solid phase microextraction coupled with liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry for analysis of fluoxetine in serum samples." Journal of Chromatography A 1174.1 (2007): 72-77.



Francois Breton (2009). Development of novel spme coatings and high-throughput automation of sample preparation for pharmaceutical and clinical samples. UWSpace.



Ordre des Chimistes du Quebec (OCQ)