Dr Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault received her engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris, in 1971 and the Doctorat d’Etat és Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris in 1976. As Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, past president of the chemical micro sensor club (CMC2), president of the Analytical Division of the French Chemical Society, her research activities in the Institute of Analytical Sciences, include conception and design of (bio)chemical sensors and their integration in microsystems. She coordinates several European and national projects for the development of microsystems for biomedical and environmental monitoring and for food safety. She published more than 500 papers with more than 8500 citations (H index: 45).

Research Interest

  • Conception and design of (bio)chemical sensors and their integration in microsystems.

Scientific Activities

Professional Activities

Member of Editorial Boards

  • Editor of Journal of Materials
  • Editor of Journal of Biosensors, Biomarkers and Diagnostics
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers of in Analytical Chemistry
  • Associate Editor of Sensors (MDPI)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Sensors Letters
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Sensors and Transducers Journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board of BIOSENSORS (MDPI)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Biochips & Tissue Chips
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Austin Food Sciences
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Member of Steering Committees
  • Member of the Permanent Steering Committee of the European Conference EUROSENSORS since 2003
  • President of Maghreb-Europe MADICA Colloqium, every two years since 1998 (150 attendees)
  • President of the organization Committee of C2I 2013 à Lyon and member of the Directorial committee of C2I
Members of Evaluation Committees
  • President of the Evaluation Committee of ECO-TS ANR (2013)
Honors And Awards
  • Frantisek Krisik Medal of the Czech national Academy of Sciences (2007)
  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur (2012)
  • Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite (2016)


  1. Zhiqiang Zhang, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault et al, A novel nitrite biosensor based on conductometric electrode modified with cytochrome c nitrite reductase composite membrane, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 24 (2009) 1574-1579
  2. Nadèje Tekaya, Olga Saiapina, Hatem Ben Ouada, Florence Lagarde, Hafedh Ben Ouada, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Ultra-sensitive conductometric detection of pesticides based on inhibition of esterase activity in Arthrospira platensis, Environmental Pollution 178 (2013) 182-188
  3. Zhenzhong Guo, Nadia Zine, Patrick Balaguer, Aidong Zhang, Philippe Namour, Florence Lagarde, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Electrochemical Estrogen Receptor a based Biosensor for Label-Free Detection of Estradiol, Electroanalysis 25(7) (2013) 1765 – 1772
  4. Thanh-Thuy Nguyen-Boisse, Saulnier, Joelle, Jaffrezic-Renault, Nicole, Lagarde, Florence, Miniaturised enzymatic conductometric biosensor with Nafion membrane for the direct determination of formaldehyde in water samples, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406 (2014) 1039-1048
  5. Nedjla Zehani, Philippe Fortgang, Mohamed Saddek Lachgar, Abdoullatif Baraket, Madjid Arab, Sergei V. Dzyadevych, Rochdi Kherrat, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Highly sensitive electrochemical biosensor for bisphenol A detection based on a diazonium-functionalized boron-doped diamond electrode modified with a multi-walled carbon nanotube-tyrosinase hybrid film, Biosensors and Bioelectronics74 (2015) 830–835
  6. Dridi Fatma, Marrakchi Mouna, Gargouri Mohamed, Garcia-Cruz Alvaro, Dzyadevych Sergei, Vocanson Francis, Saulnier Joelle, Jaffrezic-Renault Nicole, Lagarde Florence, Thermolysin entrapped in a gold nanoparticles/polymer composite for direct and sensitive conductometric biosensing of ochratoxin A in olive oil, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 221 (2015) 480-490, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2015.06.120
  7. Bougrini Madiha, Florea, Anca, Cristea Cecilia, Sandulescu, Robert, Vocanson Francis, Errachid Abdelhamid, Bouchikhi Benachir, El Bari Nezha, Jaffrezic-Renault Nicole, Development of a novel sensitive molecularly imprinted polymer sensor based on electropolymerization of a microporous-metal-organic framework for tetracycline detection in honey, FOOD CONTROL 59 (2016) 424-429, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.06.002
  8. Fortgang Philippe, Tite Teddy, Barnier Vincent, Zehani Nedjla, Maddi Chiranjeevi, Lagarde Florence, Loir Anne-Sophie, Jaffrezic-Renault Nicole, Donnet Christophe, Garrelie Florence, Chaix Carole, Robust Electrografting on Self-Organized 3D Graphene Electrodes, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES 8 (2016)1424-1433; DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b10647
  9. Djebbi, Mohamed Amine, Braiek, Mohamed, Hidouri, Slah, Namour, Philippe, Jaffrezic-Renault, Nicole, Amara, Abdesslem Ben Haj, Novel biohybrids of layered double hydroxide and lactate dehydrogenase enzyme: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity studies, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE 1105 (2016) 381-388; DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2015.10.065
  10. C. Maddi, F. Bourquard, T. Tite, A.-S. Loir, C. Donnet, F. Garrelie, V. Barnier, K.Wolski, P. Fortgang, N. Zehani, M. Braiek, F. Lagarde, C. Chaix, N. Jaffrezic-Renault, T.C. Rojas, J.C. Sánchez-López, Structure, electrochemical properties and functionalization of amorphous CN films deposited by femtosecond pulsed laser ablation, Diamond & Related Materials 65 (2016) 17–25; DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2016.01.001
  11. Saadaoui, M., Braiek, M., Jaffrezic-Renault, N., Raouafi, N., An ultrasensitive nanobiohybrid platform for glucose electrochemical biosensing based on ferrocenyl iminopropyl-modified silica nanoparticles, RSC ADVANCES 6 (2016) 46238-46243 ; DOI: 10.1039/c6ra03779h
  12. Lucian Rotariu, Florence Lagarde, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Camelia Bala, Electrochemical biosensors for fast detection of food contaminants – trends and perspective, Trends in Analytical Chemistry 79 (2016) 80–87 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.trac.2015.12.017
  13. Mohamed Braiek, Mohamed Amine Djebbi, Jean-Francois Chateaux, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, A conductometric sensor for potassium detection in whole blood, Sensors and Actuators B 235 (2016) 27–32 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2016.05.050

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