Dr Elena García-Gareta has over 14 years’ research experience in biomaterial development, tissue engineering, cell culture, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry. She is Acting CEO and Director of Research at the RAFT Institute, UK, devising, directing, and implementing the organisation’s research strategy. She received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University College London in 2012, before working as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the RAFT Institute. In 2014, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and in early 2015 she started the Regenerative Biomaterials Research Group at the RAFT Institute. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and is co-inventor of four patents describing novel biomaterial scaffolds.