Yensi Flores Bueso is a Honduran national, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cancer Research Centre, University College Cork (UCC). She was recently awarded a Marie Curie Individual Global Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue training at the Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington, Seattle. Her PhD was focused on developing methods for microbiome analysis of tumours and using bacteria to deliver genetically encoded biomolecules to the tumours. She obtained a BSc in Biology from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), an MBA at the Villanueva University Centre (Madrid, Spain) and an MSc in Molecular Biology at UCC. She has engaged in start-up initiatives, among them: (1) the first molecular biology lab for the biology school at UNAH ; (2) the first molecular diagnostic lab for the national reference laboratory in Honduras (Laboratorios Médicos); (3) The first Honduran private health care centre for the integral treatment patients with metabolic diseases and Diabetes; (4) GlowDx - an Irish start-up developing molecular diagnostics tailored for the needs of low-income countries (Irish young entrepreneur of the year (2015/2016), IndieBio and finalist for SXSW, Pioneer500). She is engaged in science communication, having led several international outreach projects aiming at seeding and promoting science education and research in low-income countries. These projects have received substantial recognition, including by the President of Ireland and the press.