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. She joined Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France in 1984 and Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 in 2007. 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 is president of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Chemical Society of France. She is currently tutoring 2 post-docs, 6 PhD students, 2 M.Sc. These students are involved in four European projects (among them BOND project) and in several 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 7900 citations (H index: 40).