Amélie Saintonge is an associate professor of astrophysics at University College London, whose research focuses on the question of what drives the growth and evolution of galaxies. Amélie makes use of millimeter-wave telescopes to track the gas content in galaxies – gas being a key ingredient in the formation of stars. She has described gas as “the lifeblood of galaxies”.

Amélie’s recent work includes a paper on the systematic trends in dust properties across galaxies, and contribution to  xCOLD GASS, a downloadable database of the complete molecular gas contents of galaxies in the nearby Universe.

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