Prof. Dr. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser received her Ph.D. in 1996 in cell biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. From 1996 to 2000 she held a post-doctoral position in Biopharmacy at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the ETH, and in 2000 she joined Prof. Peter Gehr’s research group at the University of Bern, Switzerland as a postdoc. After promotion to group leader in 2006, she completed her habilitation in cell biology in 2009. B. Rothen-Rutishauser is an expert in the field of cell-nanoparticle interactions in the lung, with a special focus on 3D lung cell models and various microscopy techniques such as laser scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Since 2011 she is the chair in BioNanomaterials at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, a position shared equally with Prof. Alke Fink. The research group’s activities cover a wide variety of fields from material synthesis and characterization to biological responses and hazard assessment.