Madeleine got a BSc in Physics from the University of Athens and an MSc in Applied Physics with a specialization in Photonics and Quantum Optics from the University of Strathclyde. She will receive her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Lund University in September 2022. During her PhD, she studied the binding kinetics of protein-protein interactions between receptors presented on the surface of T cells and protein-functionalized supported lipid bilayers using fluorescence microscopy. She has also worked as an early-stage researcher at the University of Murcia where she developed optical systems in the field of adaptive optics for biomedical applications while collaborating with Zeiss. After that, she worked as a research assistant at the Technical University of Denmark in the development of optical trapping systems for drug delivery purposes in partnership with Novo Nordisk.