Laura Muinelo obtained the degree in Biology at the University of Vigo in 2003. She developed her doctoral thesis focused on the characterization of alterations of the glycosylation phenomenon in colorectal cancer at the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology of the University of Vigo. In 2009 she joined, as a post-doctoral researcher, the Translational Medical Oncology (Oncomet) group, participating in different projects directed to characterize key molecular events for the process of dissemination and metastases in colorectal and endometrial cancer. Since 2012 she is responsible for the Liquid Biopsy Analysis Unit of the Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS). This unit is specialized in the study of CTCs and ctDNA as a tool to characterize tumors and carry out a more personalized oncology in different types of cancer (colon, breast, prostate, lung, ovary, head and neck, endometrium, etc). During last 10 years she participated in the design and development of numerous competitive national and international projects. She is also author of more than 50 publications in the field of liquid biopsies and director of 4 doctoral thesis and several master thesis. Currently she is also an elected member of the Liquid Biopsy WG of CIBERONC, member of ASEICA, the European Society of Liquid Biopsy (ELBS), the European Networking for individualized treatment of Endometrial Cancer (ENITEC), and member of scientific and executive committee of the Roche-CHUS Joint Unit.