Juan Aparicio Blanco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Food Technology at Complutense University of Madrid since 2019. He holds a MSc in Pharmacy (2012, valedictorian) and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (2018) from Complutense University of Madrid. His PhD thesis was awarded with a prize by the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors. His research interests include the development of drug delivery systems for the treatment of distinct diseases of the central nervous system, cancer and prosthetic infections. Moreover, his research is focused on the controlled delivery of cannabinoids with lipid-based carriers. He has been a visiting researcher both at the University of Angers (2015) and at the Open University (2016-17) and a postdoctoral fellow at University of Navarra (2019). He enjoys the opportunity of joining multidisciplinary and international teams to share perceptions from various scientific backgrounds in a synergistic manner to identify new therapeutic opportunities. Outside the lab, apart from an avid reader, he is always willing to meet new people keen on thinking outside the box.