I am Giulia Ferrari, 25 years old. I’m from Cividate al Piano, in the province of Bergamo, Italy and I will do a PhD in Chemistry at the National University of Irland, Maynooth under the supervision of Professor Diego Montagner. My main degree is MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at University of Milan and I discussed my master thesis “Luminescent and electrochemiluminescent metal complexes as labels for diagnostics”. During my research experience I had the opportunity to work in organometallic synthesis of metal complexes and their photophysical activities as amplification strategies for the labelling and the detection of infectious agents. My main research focus is on organic and organometallic synthesis of new compounds and interactions with advanced nanostructured materials to the development of technologies that overcome problems such as chemoresistance and lack of drug selectivity in cancer treatment. I choose this PhD because I believe the MSCA-Network “STRIKE” could give me the opportunity to work in different fields with a multidisciplinary team. This project represents a challenging chance to satisfy my curiosity and my desire to learn and improve myself, but it also gives me the possibility to contribute to the solution of relevant social issues.