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Costa-De Meo Franca, Ms.

Université de Genève, Administration, Département d'Astronomie
Administrative Assistant
1290 Sauverny
+41 22 379 23 34

Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
Qui va piano va sano e lontano (Slow and steady wins the race – Italian saying)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I work in NCCR PlanetS as an Administrative Assistant at the University of Geneva, Department of Astronomy in Stéphane Udry’s team.

How did you get into this research/work field?
Working at the Geneva Observatory since 2001, I took the opportunity to join the team least year, in order to evolve in a new project.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
I hope scientific research will have a significant impact on the treatment of incurable diseases.

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
My work provides me a better knowledge of the scientific world and a pleasant human interaction in a multicultural environment.

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