Valentina Vanghi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Phone: +82-51-510-7641

Research Interests

  • Speleothem paleoclimatology
  • Paleoclimate genomics
  • Metagenomics


2018 Ph.D. Earth Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia
2013 MSc. Human Evolution, University of Burgos, Spain
2012 MSc. Quaternary Geology, University of The Basque Country, Spain
2011 BSc. Natural Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

Work Experience

2018 2020 Research Assistant, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
2018 2018 Senior Research Assistant, School of Environmental and Life Science, University of Newcastle, Australia

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2014 Australian Government's Endeavour Postgraduate Award


  1. Vanghi, V., Borsato, A., Frisia, S., Howard, D. L., Gloy, G., Hellstrom, J., Bajo, P. 2019. High-resolution synchrotron XRF investigation of calcite coralloid speleothems: elemental incorporation and their potential as environmental archives. Sedimentology Journal 66, 2661-2685.
  2. Vanghi, V., Frisia, S., Borsato, A., Hellstrom, J., Bajo, P. 2018. Climate variability on the Adriatic sea-board during the last glacial inception: the Frasassi cave case. Quaternary Science Reviews Journal 201, 349-361.
  3. Vanghi, V., Frisia, S., Borsato, A. 2017. Genesis and microstratigraphy of calcite coralloids analysed by high-resolution imaging and petrography. Sedimentary Geology 359, 16-28.
  4. Vanghi V., Iriarte, E., Aranburu, A. 2015. High resolution X-ray computed tomography for petrological characterization of speleothems. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 77 (1), 75–82.