Iván Lavandera was born in 1976 (Barcelona, Spain) and graduated in Chemistry in 1998 at the University of Oviedo (Spain), where he completed his Ph. D. studies in 2003 with Prof. Vicente Gotor and Prof. Miguel Ferrero. During his doctoral graduation, he spent three months in 2002 at the Department of Chemistry of McGill University (Montreal) under the supervision of Prof. Romas Kazlauskas. He continued in Prof. Gotor´s group as a researcher until 2005, and then he moved to the University of Graz as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Kroutil. He returned to Oviedo in 2008, where he became first post-doctoral researcher, and then, since 2015, is assistant professor at the Organic and Inorganic Department at the University of Oviedo. He has been co-author of two patents and more than 80 publications. His research interests are focused on Biocatalysis, especially the use of oxidoreductases and transferases to achieve green processes and also to develop new synthetic routes combining bio- and chemocatalysis in a concurrent manner.