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CNRS researcher (CR 1, section 14), Sophie TINGRY received her PhD in Electrochemistry in 1996 at the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble. She worked 2 years as postdoc at the EPFL in Lausanne and at the dpt of physical-chemistry from the university of Uppsala, and then she was ATER at the University of J. Fourier. Her research interest concerned the field of electrochemistry to prepare molecular materials from conductive polymers electrosynthesis or to characterize conductive properties of materials. She has skills in organic and inorganic synthesis, in electrochemistry, in electrocatalysis and in physico-chemistry. In october 2000, she obtained a permanent position as CNRS researcher at the Institut Européen des Membranes in Montpellier (UMR CNRS 5635). She is currently developing processes and membranes based on biomolecules with potential applications in environment and energy fields. In particular, from 2003, her main activity concerns the construction of biofuel cells that use enzymes as catalysts to produce electricity. A first generation of miniature biofuel cells is developed based on microfluidics concepts.