Frederic Béen works as a researcher in the Chemical Water Quality and Health team. His research activities focus on the implementation of analytical and sampling techniques to monitor emerging contaminants in the water cycle. He works in particular with chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry as well as bioassays to analyse waste-, surface- and groundwater. Another important aspect of his activities relates to the implementation of advanced data analysis approaches to interpret chemical and environmental data. Frederic obtained his PhD at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He has been working since 2010 on the development of wastewater analysis as a tool to monitor human health at the population scale, from the consumption of illicit drugs to the exposure to environmental contaminants. Frederic is actively involved in the supervision of Master’s students and co-supervision of doctoral candidates.