Dr. Aurélie Carlier is tenure track Associate Professor at the MERLN Institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She received her MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the KU Leuven, Belgium. During her PhD she also visited the Systems Biology Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Her research interests encompass multiscale computational modelling of biological processes, with a particular focus on bone tissue engineering applications and cell-biomaterial interactions and using a range of data-driven to mechanistic modelling approaches. Her research achievements have been awarded with a number of distinctions, including the Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award by the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (2015) and the Best Doctoral Thesis Award by the European Society of Biomechanics (2015). She has also been elected as member of the Tissue Engineering Young Investigator Council (2016) and received a prestigious VENI career development grant (0.25 M€) from the Dutch Science Foundation. Besides her research, she is co-founder and vice-chair of FEM (Female Empowerment Maastricht University), a network to discuss and tackle gender issues.