I am a senior research scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) in Madrid (Spain), and International Associate at the Cosmic Dawn Center. I received my Master Degree at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1982, and my PhD in Natural Sciences at the University of Goettingen (Germany) in 1987. I have worked as an ESA postdoctoral fellow (1989-1990), and ESA staff astronomer (1993-1998) at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, USA). I was Associate Professor at the University of Valencia before joining the Spanish National Research Council in 2000. I have been involved with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as MIRI European coPI and Spanish PI since 2000. I am co-chair of the European MIRI High-redshift GTO team, and coI of the MIRI Nearby Galaxies GTO team since 2010. My research interests focus mostly on the study of the formation and evolution of dusty star-forming galaxies and AGNs at both low- and high redshifts using different multi-wavelength imaging and integral field spectroscopy techniques from the ground (ALMA, VLT), and space (HST, Spitzer, JWST)

Webpage: https://dawn.nbi.ku.dk/staff/staff-and-students/#Associates

ORCID: 0000-0002-9090-4227

Key wordsAstrobiology, extreme environments,biodiversity, anaerobic systems