Valentina Francia is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Board Member and Social Media Coordinator of the BeNeLux & France Local Chapter of the CRS. Valentina has studied Molecular Biology at the University of Milan, Italy. She graduated cum laude in 2013 with a thesis on the cellular mechanisms of resistance to cancer drugs. In 2014 she joined the group of Dr. Anna Salvati as a PhD student at the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, where she studied the endocytic mechanisms involved in the uptake of nanomedicines. She successfully defended her PhD in September 2018 and she is now continuing her work at the University of Groningen as a postdoctoral fellow.