Bergoi Ibarlucea studied Biology at the Universidad del País Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV-EHU, Leioa, Spain) from 2000 to 2005. He received a two-year scholarship (2007-2008) at Inasmet-Tecnalia Foundation (San Sebastian, Spain) under the supervision of Dr. Jesus Valero for the specialization on functionalization of materials. In 2009 he went to the Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain) to obtain his PhD in Chemistry with Dr. Andreu Llobera and Dr. Cesar Fernandez Sanchez. There, he worked with biofunctionalized lab-on-a-chip systems with optical and electrochemical detection. In December 2013, after defending his PhD thesis, he joined the group of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti as a postdoctoral researcher in Dresden, where he plans to work with silicon nanowire platforms for biodetection.