Mira Van Thielen has degrees in pharmacology and medical sciences. At the age of 16 years she won several international prizes with her medical project, including a trip to EUCYS where she picked up a special award. During this time she was one of the founders of the education youth organisation at the public observatory in Belgium. Nowadays, she is working as a resident at the department of Anesthesia in Ghent University Hospital (Belgium). Her research interests are devoted to a combination of physics and medical sciences. Mira is also a board member of ‘Jeugd, Cultuur & Wetenschap’, a scientific youth organisation in Belgium.