Aitziber López Cortajarena is an Ikerbasque Research Professor and head of the Biomolecular Nanotechnology Group at CIC biomaGUNE, where she was appointed Scientific Director in January 2022. She earned a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2002, then worked as an associate researcher at Yale University (United States) with a focus on protein design. In 2010 she established her own research group in nanobiotechnology at IMDEA Nanociencia (Spain), before moving to CIC biomaGUNE in 2016. Author of over 100 scientific papers, two books and five patents, she is a Senior Editor of Protein Science (Wiley) and has served as an associate editor for ACS Applied Biomaterials. Vice President of the Spanish Biophysical Society (SBE), her distinctions include the Horizon Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry.