Dr. Quaglia earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and her Master's in Chemistry of Biological Molecules at the University of Florence in Italy. She then pursued her doctorate in Biocatalysis at University College Dublin, in Ireland where her work focused on the study of the enzyme Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase and its application in the synthesis of anti-inflammatory drugs. She then moved to the UK, where she worked in industry at Synthace, a Synthetic Biology company in London, then in academia, as a Research Associate in Biocatalysis in the laboratory of Prof. Nicholas Turner at the University of Manchester. Dr. Quaglia has also been involved in teaching at undergraduate level both at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (Ireland) and at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Furthermore, she has a passion for scientific communication: she was recently awarded a prestigious NatureJobs writing competition and a UK Biochemical Society outreach award. Her writing is regularly published in widely-read blogs such as the Huffington Post and you can follow her on Twitter (@Dny_Q).