Laura Cervera-Carles received her B.Sc. in Biology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in 2012. During the completion of the academic degree she spent six months at the University of Sheffield (UK) in the groups of Dr. Jonathan D. Wood and Dr. Alex Whitworth. In 2012 she joined Genetics of Neurodegenerative Disorders Unit at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona) and obtained her M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2013. Laura completed her doctoral thesis, focused on the study of genetic architecture of neurodegenerative diseases and the investigation of potential genetic biomarkers for the diagnosis of these dementing disorders.