Dr Valeria Tripodi is Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires and Researcher of the National Science Research Council (CONICET). She received a Biochemist degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1992, a Master of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering in 1999, PhD in Clinical Biochemical in 2003, and she is a Licensed Teacher of the Teaching Career of University of Buenos Aires since 2008. Her main research is focused in the development of micro and nanoanalytical methodologies applied to diagnosis of different pathologies and pharmaceutical quality control. Under a multidisciplinary conception of the research, her group undertakes collaborative projects with research medical, and biopharmaceutical groups in Argentina. She supervised many doctoral theses and fellows. Dr Tripodi is the author of more than 60 scientific articles and book chapters. She serves in the Editorial Board and as a permanent reviewer of several analytical and medical journals. She has recently founded the Analytical and Technological Laboratory of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research.