Christine Joblin studied physics at the University of Strasbourg and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. She then specialized in astrophysics and obtained her PhD in 1992 at the University of Paris 7. After a post-doctoral stay at NASA Ames in California, she became a CNRS research scientist at the University of Toulouse (France), where she works as a Research Director in the IRAP institute. Her work contributes to a better understanding of large carbonaceous molecules in space by combining laboratory astrophysics activities and observations with space missions (ISO, Spitzer, Herschel). She has published 140 articles in main journals in astrophysics and physical chemistry/chemical physics. She was awarded with the CNRS Silver Medal in 2015 and with the Légion d'Honneur in 2016.