My name is Fátima Santos and, at the moment, I am a PhD student at the University of Beira Interior, a young Portuguese institution but that integrates the list of the best Institutions of Higher Education of the world. Regarding my academic education, I have completed my master's degree in Biochemistry field in 2012, in which I received an award for best final ranking. Although my thesis was focused in the production and purification of a recombinant membrane protein, my supervisors challenging me to initiate my PhD studies in a different field. So, in 2013, I started my PhD focused in the analysis of vitreous proteome in eye pathologies such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration. Given our limited experience in this area, I tried in last years to constantly improve my knowledge by attending some training courses, which allow us to implement techniques such as bidimensional electrophoresis and protein/peptides analysis by mass spectrometry in our lab. In 2014, I had the opportunity to learn iTRAQ methodology in a short term internship in Proteomics facility of CNB-CSIC (Madrid).