Anna Pla-Quintana (1978, Banyoles) is a researcher at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) affiliated to the Chemistry Department of the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain). She obtained the Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Girona (2000-2004) under the supervision of Prof. Anna Roglans and was the first doctoral student in Prof. Roglans’ group, which was established in 1999. After receiving the doctorate, she continued working at the same university as a lecturer for the following nine months before moving to the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination in Toulouse as a Fundación Ramon Areces fellow to work with Dr. Jean-Pierre Majoral and Dr. Anne-Marie Caminade for two years (October 2005-September 2007). The project developed in this post-doctoral period consisted of the design and synthesis of dendrimers with chromoporic units and the study of their photophysical properties. In October 2007, she returned to the University of Girona as a lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer with a permanent contract in the Chemistry Department after a competitive public examination in October 2009. Her research focuses on the development of transition-metal-catalyzed processes and the study of the mechanisms involved.