Dr. Fernando Benavente received his M.Sc. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1998 and 2003 at the University of Barcelona (UB, Barcelona, Spain). He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry of the UB, a member of the Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute of the University of Barcelona (INSA-UB) and one of the leaders of the group of Bioanalysis. Dr. Benavente joined this group in 1997, and he has also conducted doctoral and postdoctoral research at The RW Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Raritan, New Jersey, USA), The National University of Rosario (Rosario, Argentina) and the University of Leiden (Leiden, The Netherlands). His research is focused on the development and application of high performance separation techniques coupled to mass spectrometry to solve complex analytical problems related to biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, food industry and forensic sciences. Dr. Benavente is especially interested in the separation, sensitivity enhancement, characterization, and reproducibility of the analysis of peptides, proteins, glycoproteins, oligomeric proteins, metabolites and bioactive compounds in biological samples, biopharmaceuticals and food using LC-MS, CE-MS and related techniques. He is an expert in the development and application of on-line solid phase extraction capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry (on-line SPE-CE-MS). His contributions include more than 80 international peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters and more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences. In 2014 the journal The Analytical Scientist included him in the ‘top 40 under 40’ of a worldwide selection of important analytical scientists.