Clarisa Sánchez graduated in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Valladolid, Spain. In 2008, she obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Valladolid Biomedical Engineering Group with a thesis entitled "Retinal image analysis by mixture model based clustering and discriminant analysis for automatic detection of hard exudates and haemorrhages. A tool for diabetic retinopathy screening". From 2008 to 2010, she worked as a PostDoc at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht and she is currently with the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. Her current research is focused on Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Retinal Images.