my name is Annalisa De Cia, and I am an astrophysicist. I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva. I study gas, “metals” (that’s how we call all the chemical elements in the Universe that are heavier than helium) and dust in galaxies using background sources to shine through them. Recently, I was awarded a PRIMA grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation, to build the  INTERSTELLAR ONE research group.