Judit Morlà-Folch, BSc in Biotechnology (2013) and MSc in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes (2014) from the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona, obtained her PhD (2017) under the supervision of ICREA Research Prof. Ramon Álvarez Puebla at URV in collaboration with Medcom Advance SA. During her PhD she developed an ultrasensitive technique based on SERS for diagnostics able to study nucleic acids (NAs) and determine point-mutations. She stayed with Prof. Xing Yi Ling at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore as visiting PhD student (2016) where she investigated the SERS characteristics of superhydrophobic materials. Posterior at her Ph.D. thesis, JMF joined the Beauty Cluster Barcelona as Innovation Manager performing the tasks related to the management of R+D+i projects.
In June 2018 JMF began her postdoc at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT, EEUU) under the Marie Curie Tecniospring+ Postdoctoral Programme in collaboration with ICMAB-CSIC (Nanomol Group), where she is nowadays working on the development of fluorescent organic nanoparticles with Prof. Jaume Veciana and Dr. Nora Ventosa.