Dr. Aitziber L. Cortajarena earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Universidad del País Vasco in 2002. Then, she joined the group of Prof. L. Regan at Yale University, USA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow and, subsequently, as Associate Research Scientist. She worked on protein design, structure, and function. She joined IMDEA Nanociencia as Group Leader in 2010 to established her independent research group focused on protein engineering toward the generation of biofunctional nanostructures and bioinspired materials for applications in nano-biotechnology and nanomedicine. Recently, she was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant (ProNANO) to develop modular versatile platforms for the fabrication of multiple protein-based hybrid functional materials. She joined CIC-BiomaGUNE in 2016 as Ikerbasque Research Professor to lead the Biomolecular Nanotecnology group.