Fay BETSOU, PhD, HDR

Chief Scientific Officer

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Since February 2010 Dr Betsou is Chief Scientific Officer at IBBL, where she is directing activities of the Biorefinery and Biospecimen Research laboratory. She is a molecular biologist with over 20 years of experience in molecular diagnostics, disease-oriented biobanking and biospecimen research, and 12 years of experience in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 application to biobanks.

Dr. Betsou holds 3 patents and is the author of 90 peer-reviewed publications, including many fundamental and experimental works on biospecimen research.
After her PhD, Dr Betsou worked in the diagnostics industry on the development of molecular and immunological diagnostic tests in microbiology. She then became Head Laboratory Manager at a European biobank where she led the work bringing the biobank to ISO certification for all biobanking activities, including Quality Control and methods validation.

She was the President of ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories) from 2013-2014. Additionally, she is chair of the ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group and of the Proficiency Testing Advisory Group.

Dr Betsou is Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg and teaches biospecimen science and quality control in several biobanking training courses in Europe.

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