Diogo Rodrigues was born in Espinho, Portugal. He received his M.Sc. degree in Bioengineering from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto in 2012. During his studies he had the opportunity to be immersed in a wide range of scientific areas, but the ones he was more passionate about were connected with biomaterials science and tissue engineering. He was also involved in some research projects in these fields. Thereafter, he started working as research assistant at the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal). Recently, he has joined the National Research Council (CNR) – Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB) as an Early Stage Researcher in the AngioMatTrain project funded under the EU-FP7 Marie Curie Programme. His research project includes the design of multifunctional bioactive hydrogels to deliver multiple biomolecules to target ischemic sites.