María Luisa Marin was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1968. She did her PhD at the University of Valencia working on the synthesis of natural products. In 1996 she moved to Imperial College where she spent two years as postdoctoral Pierre and Marie Curie fellow. When she came back to Spain she moved to the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and started working in the group of Prof. M. A. Miranda in the field of photochemistry, photophysics and photobiology, being promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. She spent a short postdoctoral period (three months) in 2006 at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) to work on photochemical strategies for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles in the group of Prof. J.C. Scaiano. She belongs to the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) since 2001.
Her current research interests are:
a) molecular mechanisms of photocatalysis, phototoxicity, photoallergy and photocarcinogenicity,
b) excited states as tools in bioorganic chemistry and
c) supramolecular photobehavior within biomolecular hosts.