Luísa C. R. Carvalho was born in Lisbon, Portugal, receiving her degree in Chemistry in 2006 from the Instituto Superior Técnico. In 2007, she joined the research group of Dr. M. Manuel B. Marques in the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, focusing her research interests in carbohydrate chemistry and glycopeptides solid-phase synthesis. In 2008, she obtained her M.Sc. degree under this topic. Currently she is undertaking her PhD research on heterocyclic chemistry.