Elena Pazos (1983) graduated in Chemistry from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 2006, and obtained her PhD under the supervision of Prof. José L. Mascareñas and Prof. M. Eugenio Vázquez, working on luminescent sensors of proteins involved in cancer.

During her PhD, she stayed as visiting PhD student with Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson at Trinity College Dublin (2008), and in 2010 with Prof. Scott Silverman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In 2012 received the Fundación Barrié postdoctoral fellowship and joined Prof. Samuel I. Stupp at Northwestern University, where she worked for two years on the development of supramolecular peptide nanostructures for biomedical applications.

After her postdoctoral period, she joined Medcom Advance S.A. in October 2014 as Research Officer. From December 2015 until June 2017, she worked in the group of Prof. Ramón A. Álvarez-Puebla at the Centre Tecnològic de la Química de Catalunya as Incoming TECNIOspring and Marie Curie Researcher.

In July 2017 she joined the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science and the Advanced Scientific Research Center (CICA) at the Universidade da Coruña thanks to the InTalent UDC - Inditex Programme.

In 2019 she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant, "Supramolecular engineering of biologically inspired peptide nanostructures - SENSE", and in 2020 a Ramón y Cajal Contract.