Marina Cvjetko Bubalo is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology at University of Zagreb. She received her diploma in biochemical engineering (2007) and her doctoral degree in biotechnology and bioprocess engineering (2012) from the same Faculty. The focus of her doctoral dissertation was the synthesis, application in biocatalysis and toxicity of imidazolium-based ionic liquids. She finished a postgraduate training at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at University of Ljubljana in the area of biochemical engineering, whit the emphasis on the synthesis of ionic liquids within microchannels and the use of these liquids as solvents for lipase-catalyzed reactions, and at the Faculty of Technology at University of Novi Sad in the area of extraction of biologically active compounds from plant by supercritical carbon dioxide. Her current research interests are the preparation, characterization and application of natural deep eutectic solvents.