Dr. Anna Lagunas obtained her PhD in organic chemistry in 2007 from the University of Barcelona (UB). Her thesis was performed in the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and in the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ). She worked on nanoparticles synthesis, functionalization, and characterization for asymmetric catalysis. Following her research interests in the nanotechnology field applied to biomedicine, she joined the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) where she is a CIBER-BBN Senior Researcher at the Nanobioengineering Group. Her research focuses on the design and fabrication of functional materials that together with high resolution techniques allow the interrogation of cells at the nanoscale, thereby revealing signatures of the spatio-temporal regulation of complex biological mechanisms. She has published more than 30 research articles in SCI(E) journals.