Ines Marques was born in Portugal and studied Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL). Later she moved to The Netherlands, where she got both her Master’s degree in Animal Biology, as well as her PhD, from the University of Leiden. After her PhD she moved to Madrid where she started working at CNIC (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Caridovasculares). While at the group of Dr. Nadia Mercader she obtained a post-doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to study the role of wt1 genes in heart regeneration. In 2015, Ines Marques moved to Switzerland as a Research assistant, still within the group of Prof. Nadia Mercader. In 2016 she became involved with the teaching of “Functional Anatomy and Histology” to Biomedical Engineering Masters students. Her research has been focused on genes involved in zebrafish (Danio rerio) heart development and regeneration, making use of molecular and imaging tools.