Nina Buffi was born in Locarno, Switzerland. She obtained her degree of Microengineering in 2009 at the Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne. After an internship at the University of British Columbia, where she developed a microfluidic chip for impedance cell spectroscopy, she joined the Laboratoire de Microsystèmes LMIS4 at EPFL, where she obtained her PhD with a thesis titled “Design and construction of a portable whole-cell living bacterial biosensor for the detection of arsenic in water”. In 2014 she moved to Berlin and later she joined OSPIN, a company aiming to establish an open bioprocessing platform as the operating system of modern biotechnology. Since January 2018 she is the OSPIN´s CTO.