Dr. Audrey Tourrette

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Tourrette Audrey, Researcher

Nationality: French
Date of birth: 24/05/1979

Fields of specialization

Biopolymer characterisation, Sol-gel chemistry, Composite silica-chitosan synthesis, Drug delivery systems, Enzyme immobilisation, Smart textile materials

Academic appointments

ENSCM (National Chemistry School of Montpellier) – France:
Monitrice (equivalent to research and teaching assistant) in Inorganic Chemistry (2003-2006);


(2003-2006); Montpellier II University, France

PhD in Solid Elaboration, molecular chemistry

  • Strategy of synthesis of composite chitosane-silice microspheres for drug delivery
  • Advisor: Pr. Jean-Marie Devoisselle

(2003); Montpellier II University, France

DEA (equivalent to M.S.) in Solid Elaboration, molecular chemistry

  • Alcool dehydrogenase immobilisation in biopolymer or silicic matrix
  • Advisors: Dr. Françoise Quignard (CNRS), Dr. Gilbert Renard (ENSCM)


University of TWENTE, Enschede, Netherlands:

Postdoctoral researcher (2007-2009)

  • ADVANBIOTEX project
  • Advisor: Pr. Dragan Jocic

(2006-2007); EPHE Paris

ATER, Attachée Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (equivalent to Teaching and Research temporary position)

  • Controlled release of active molecules from Biomimetic nano-vectors
  • Advisor:Dr. Emmanuel Belamie


Top student of the Master: Solid Elaboration, molecular chemistry; Montpellier II University, France (2003)

Projects participation

ADVANBIOTEX, funded under the 6th Framework Program of the European Union by the Marie Curie Excellence Grant
Project title: “Advanced Functionality of Textiles by Biopolymer Surface Modification”
Duration: 2006-2010

Other competences

Member of the French Society of Chemistry
Member of the European Chitin Society (EUCHIS)