Jacques de Ciaurriz, head of the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory, has died at age 60. De Ciaurriz is known as a pioneer in the fight against doping in the world of sports, lending a hand in developing a test in the year 2000 to detect the banned blood-booster EPO. This was extremely helpful to the process of ridding sports of doping, and also scaring would-be dopers away from it. “The fight against doping in sport has lost one of its most eminent scientists. Jacques de Ciaurriz was not only a skilled researcher, but also a man willing to share his scientific knowledge with the anti-doping community to help advance the greater cause in the fight against doping in sport,” said WADA chief John Fahey. De Ciaurriz was a chemist by profession and worked as a pharmaceutical researcher and professor at a Paris university prior to being appointed head of the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory in 1997.
Via Velo News.