Dr Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo (female) holds both Diploma (2007) and PhD (2012) degrees in Chemistry and Nanotechnology, respectively, from the University of Vigo, Spain. She is a staff researcher in the Water Quality group at INL. She was awarded in 2020 a Scientific Employment Stimulus contract (2020.04021.CEECIND). Her research focuses on the development of devices able to monitor in real-time biotoxins and other organic pollutants, and emerging contaminants (e.g. microplastics) in water bodies and integrated systems for the purification of urban wastewater. She has integrated several major competitive research projects (LABPLAS, NANOCULTURE, R&W Clean, National Centres of Competence in Research-SNF Switzerland and industrial collaborations (KET4CP). She was awarded a L’Oreal Fellowship “For Woman in Science 2013” and “the 100 most influential young people at the francophone Swiss zone” in 2015 by L’Hebdo journal. Laura has published 65 peer-reviewed papers, with an h-index of 23, and she is co-author of 3 book chapters and 1 patent related to biosensors and nanoparticle characterization.