Valerio Voliani received his MSc degree cum laude in Inorganic Chemistry from Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in 2006. He worked on the synthesis and photo-physical characterizations of Green Fluorescent Proteins (GFPs) chromophores. Valerio received his Ph.D. in biophysics in 2012 from SNS in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). His research activities were focused on metal nanoparticles for biomedical applications, and in particular on the design of novel organic coatings for multifunctionalization and controlled drug photorealease. He joined the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2012, where he was involved in the engineering of novel theranostics tools based on up-conversion nanoparticles. In 2014 he joined the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation (CNI) @NEST, where his research is focused on the development of disassembling inorganic nano-architectures for cancer therapy. His envision is to unlock the impressive potentiality of noble metal nanoparticles in oncology.