Daiana Stolz is the ERS Education Council Chair. She is an Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Research Group of the Clinic of Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonary Cell Research at University Hospital Basel. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary medicine in Switzerland and her Master of Public Health and Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School, USA. She is the past president of the European Board of Accreditation in Pneumology. Her research interests include characterising disease progression and exacerbation in order to improve therapeutic strategies in COPD and asthma. Her research group has contributed several studies on pulmonary and systemic biomarkers.