Lea A. Brandner started her scientific work in the field of Organic Chemistry and Biocatalysis under the supervision of Prof. Rolf Breinbauer. For her Master thesis, she was granted a 6-month scholarship by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation to investigate bio-inorganic model systems of enzymes at the University of New Mexico (USA). Related to this work, she received her Master’s degree in Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Nadia Mösch-Zanetti in 2019. Later that year, she joined the Falcaro group for her PhD studies, where she is currently investigating the conversion of ceramics to MOFs with a focus on post-synthetic modification.