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John Sumpter

John Philip Sumpter OBE is a distinguished professor of Brunel University, UK.[1][2] He is an ecotoxicologist, and was amongst the team that first discovered endocrine disruption in fish, and the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals.[3][4] He also developed the Yeast Estrogen Assay (YES).

In 2009, Sumpter received a Dr.h.c. from ETH Zurich.[5][6] He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to ecotoxicology in the aquatic environment.[7]


  1. ^ "Staff Profile - Professor John Sumpter". Brunel University. Retrieved 25 March 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Milton, Simon. "Author Commentaries: John Sumpter". Science Watch. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Combined chemicals from toiletries 'affecting sex lives of river fish'". Mail Online. March 5, 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Research proves 'gender-bending' chemicals affect reproduction". PhysOrg. October 26, 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Persönlichkeiten ausgezeichnet, ETH Life, December 2009, p. 11.
  6. ^ ETH Zürich: Ehrendoktorinnen / Ehrendoktoren der letzten 10 Jahre.
  7. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N15.