Dr Sandra I. Ramírez Jiménez
Researcher, Centro de Investigaciones Químicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico
Dr Sandra Ramírez is a researcher professor at the Chemistry Research Center of the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos. She got a PhD in Chemistry at the School of Chemistry of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a PhD in Sciences at the Université de Paris XII Val de Marne. She obtained the Weizmann Prize in 2001. Her research is devoted to the characterization of planetary atmospheres by diverse instrumental techniques, and to the study of the adaptation strategies displayed by halophile bacteria in scenarios of astrobiological importance.She is a member of the National Research System, and of other different national and international academic societies. She teaches courses in Chemistry and Astrobiology at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has supervised the thesis projects of bachelor and master students, as well as post-doctoral researchers.
She is the author of numerous research papers, book chapters, and scientific diffusion papers. She served as President of the Mexican Astrobiology Society (SOMA, in Spanish), where she worked intensively on the promotion of astrobiology in Mexico organizing several academic and outreach activities. She was invited by the Mexican Space Agency to be the ICP-CoChair for the International Astronautical Federation Congress in 2016, that will be held on Guadalajara.