Raquel Rodrigues is a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at INL, with a secondment at Harvard Medical School (Brigham Women’s Hospital, USA), with the project BrainChip4Med, and a scientific associate at CMEMS/U.Minho with an individual CEEC for junior researcher granted by FCT. She obtained her PhD from the University of Porto in 2018, winning the Fraunhofer Best Portuguese PhD Thesis competition in Biomedical Engineering. She has been enrolled in 12 R&D projects, 1 as PI, published 28 papers in specialized international journals, 6 book chapters, 4 papers in conference proceedings, 2 cover articles and 1 WO Patent. She has experience in the multidisciplinary field of biotechnology, nanomedicine, microfluidics, biosensors and organ-on-a-chip, acquired at highly recognised institutions, namely Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (Fulbright Research Grant) and NASA Ames Research Centre (International Internship). Raquel’s professional ambition is to become an independent researcher in the area of nanomedicine and advanced diagnostic devices, which can bring meaningful and real impact to research and medicine.