Dr. Rovira is an ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona (UB). She did part of her PhD research in USA (North Carolina State University and Southern Illinois University) and obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry from the UB in 1995, working with J Novoa. Afterwards, she spent almost three years (1996-1998) as postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute für Festkörperforschung (Stuttgart, Germany), working with M. Parrinello. In 2002 she obtained a Ramón y Cajal position and moved to the Parc Científic de Barcelona and in 2003 she received an award from the Generalitat de Catalunya ("Distinció de la Generalitat per la promoció de la recerca universitaria", young scientist category). She was appointed ICREA Research Professor in 2007 and in 2012 she moved to the Chemistry Department of the UB. Dr. Rovira is the author of about 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals, mainly in the fields of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Biology.