Emeritus Fellow – Dr. John Duffus

  • Degrees: BSc (1961) PhD (1965) DSc (1981)
  • Related Qualifications: CChem, FRSC, CBiol, CSci

Awards: U.S. Society of Toxicology Education Award (2012); Princess Chulabhorn Gold Medal (2012)

Author/editor, 200+ articles, several books, educational texts, presentations etc.

Adjunct Professor, Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI), Bangkok, Thailand.
Presenter, Annual CGI Postgraduate Course in Environmental Toxicology.

IUPAC Related Activities
Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry Toxicology Group – Chairman (1989 to 1991), Vice
Chairman (1988 to 1989), Past Chairman (1991 -1992), various committees
including Environment, Health and Safety Committee (1990 – 2016) and
Chemical Stakeholders Forum Shadow Group (2000 – 2016).

IUPAC activities
Division of Clinical Chemistry, Commission on Toxicology (since 1991) – Titular
Member; – Chairman (1998 – 2001).
Author, “Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology”; published in PAC (1993).
Author with Howard Worth, “Essential Toxicology – a Resource for Educators”,
and IUPAC Computer-Based Presentations and Text. IUPAC website (2001)
Member Working Parties of IUPAC Division VII, Chemistry and Human Health,
on glossaries of terms used in toxicokinetics and ecotoxicology (2002 – 2004),
pub. PAC 2004 and 2009.
Chair, IUPAC Subcommittee on Toxicology and Risk Assessment (2002 to date).
Titular Member, IUPAC Division VII (Chemistry and Human Health) Committee
(2003 – 2010).
Chair, IUPAC Working Party on revision of IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used in
Toxicology, part author, revised version pub. PAC 2007; compiler, editor, and
part author IUPAC book, published by RSC, “Fundamental Toxicology for
Chemists” 1st edition 1996; 2nd edition 2006.
Chair, IUPAC Working Party on Explanatory Dictionary of Toxicology, pub. PAC,
subsequent basis of RSC book, “Concepts in Toxicology” 2009.
Part author glossaries of terms used in Immunotoxicology, neurotoxicology, and
reproductive and developmental toxicology, pub. PAC 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Part author of book, “Comprehensive Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology”,
pub. RSC 2017.
From 2017: Member of IUPAC Working Party preparing a glossary of terms used
in molecular toxicology.

Note: The original IUPAC Glossary of Terms used in Toxicology and its revised
2nd version were adopted by the Encyclopedia of Toxicology, published by
Academic Press in 2014. It has also been adopted by the U.S. National Library
of Medicine (NLM), the Chemwatch organization, and Toxipedia.

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