Marcel Swart obtained his PhD degree at the University of Groningen under the guidance of Prof. Herman Berendsen, Prof. Gerard Canters and Prof. Jaap Snijders. After postdoctoral stays in Amsterdam, he was appointed ICREA Júnior researcher and in 2009 ICREA Research Professor at the University of Girona. He was elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe in 2014, Director of the IQCC institute in 2015, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015. He is Founding Member and Vice-President of the QBIC Society, and of the RSEQ-GEQC specialized group on computational chemistry. He organized the Girona Seminars on Predictive Catalysis (2016, 2018), edited the first textbook on spin states "Spin states in Biochemistry and Inorganic Chemistry" (Wiley), and was Chair of COST Action CM1305 (2014-2018). He participates in evaluation committees (ANEP, FWO, LaCaixa), and is member of editorial boards of scientific journals.