Nadine Nottrodt is project manager at Fraunhofer Insitute for Laser Technology in the group of biotechnology and laser therapy. She received her Diploma in Biology from RWTH Aachen. Since 2011 she is scientific coordinator of the European funded project ArtiVasc 3D. She is doing her research in the field of surface modification with laser technology for the generation of gradients. Currently she is pursuing her PhD thesis with the title “laser based surface functionalization for graded immobilization of biomolecules”, which will be finished in 2014.