Short CV/Education and training


  • 1998
    Licenciada en Física (Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina)

  • 2005
    PhD in Astronomy (University of Edinburgh, UK)


  • 2004 – 2006
    Postdoctoral Researcher, IAS Orsay, France

  • 2006 – 2009
    Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009 – 2011
    Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2012 – 2016
    Assistant Professor, University of Groningen, NL

  • Since 2016
    Associate Professor, University of Groningen, NL

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • BUILDUP – ERC Consolidator Grant Project, 2016 – 2021

  • SMUVS – Spitzer Exploration Science Program (PI Caputi; award: ~1800h observing time), since 2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Netherlands representative at the European Southern Observatory's Users Committee (2017-19; Committee Co-chair in 2018 and Chair in 2019).

  • Member ALMA Allegro Steering Committee, since 2017

  • Expert External Reviewer, Starting Grants, European Research Council, 2016

  • Expert External Reviewer, Internal Coordinated Research Projects, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, 2015

  • Panel Member, Top Grant C2, NWO, NL, 2015

  • Panel Member, European Southern Observatory Observing Programmes Committee (OPC), P92-94, 2013 – 2014

  • External Reviewer, Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, Swiss National Science Foundation, 2012

Media coverage

  • "The Birth of Monsters" – European Southern Observatory Science Release

  • with follow ups in The Washington Post, BBC Sky at Night, etc.




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