Maria J. Ribal received her medical degree in 1994, followed by her PhD in 2002, both at the University of Barcelona. She attended as Visiting Clinician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA) in 2002. Fellow in Laparoscopic Surgery at the University College London Hospital (UCLH) from June till December 2006. She has been member at the Oncology Unit of the Department of Urology at Fundacio Puigvert (2002-2005). Since February 2005, she is member of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Currently, she is Associated Professor of Surgery at the University of Barcelona. From December 2011 she is the Head of the Uro-Oncology Unit at Hospital Clinic, that comprises a multidisciplinary team: urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nutritionists, nurses and all those involved in the manage and therapy of uro-oncological malignancies. Her main interest is Uro-Oncology and renal transplantation. She is actively involved in translational research in the field of urological malignancies and actively involved in clinical research at the Uro-Oncology Unit She is the author of over hundred international and national publications, 10 book chapters, and > 300 invited lectures at conferences and courses. She is an active member of European Association of Urology (EAU): Member of the Muscle Invasive and Metastatic Bladder Cancer Guidelines Group of the EAU since 2006 and vice-chair since 2018, Member of the EAU section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) since 2010. Board member of the European Urological Scholarship Programme of the EAU (EUSP) since April 2012 and Board Member of the EAU Guidelines Office since January 2016. In 2009, during the EAU Annual Meeting held in Stockholm, she received the Crystal Matula award, a prestigious prize granted to a young promising European urological academician.