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Personal details

Title, first name, surname:

Prof. Dr. Roberta Croce

Address (work):

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Sciences            

VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel : +31 20 59 86310
Fax: +31 20 5987999
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Bachelor / Master (Laurea):

03.1993 Laurea in Chemistry – University di Padova (Italy)

Doctorate 11.1998 PhD  – University of Milano (Italy).
Thesis: Biochemical and Biophysical studies of higher plant Photosystem I

Work experience since graduating

From 09.2011

Head of the Biophysics Group at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

From 03.2011

Full professor in Biophysics of Photosynthesis/Energy at the VU University Amsterdam, NL

07.2008 - 02.2011

Associate professor in Molecular Photobiology at the University of Groningen, NL

03.2006 - 06.2008

Assistant Professor (Rosalind Franklin fellow - UD) at the University of Groningen, NL

03.2005 - 02.2006

Visiting scientist - Laboratory of Biophysics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

12.2001 - 02.2006

Researcher (tenure), Institute of Biophysics of the National Research Council (CNR), Milano/Trento, Italy

01.2001 - 12.2001

Post-doc, Laboratory of Photosynthesis, University of Verona, Italy

07.1998 - 12.2000 Post-doc Marie Curie Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute, Mulheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany



  • Member of Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) since 2013
  • Vidi (2006) and Vici (2010) personal grants from NWO
  • ERC consolidator Grant (2011) from EU
  • Honorary professor of Molecular photobiology, University of Groningen (2011-2014)
  • Rosalind Franklin fellow (2006-2011)


Selected service Activities

  • Member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of SCIENCE magazine since 2014
  • Member of the editorial board of BBA-bioenergetics since 2013
  • Co-chair of the International Congress of photosynthesis research, Maastricht 2016
  • Member of the board of the International Society of Photosynthesis  2010-2016
  • Chair of the Lorentz Center Life Sciences Advisory Board since 2017
  • Member of the selection committee for University Research Professors (2012, 2013) at VU Amsterdam
  • Grant reviewer (EU, NWO, FWF, DFG, ISF, NSF, BBSRC, DOE and others)



 Pubblications in refereed journals: 130

 H index 49 (WoS), 58 (Google Scholar)

 Citations: >6000 (WoS), > 8800 (Google Scholar)