I am a Ph.D. student at the Center for Interstellar Catalysis, InterCat, located at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University. At InterCat, we are searching for the origin of the building blocks of life in space. Working within the field of laboratory astrochemistry, I use ultra-high vacuum setups to simulate conditions in the interstellar medium, studying chemical reactions taking place on microscopic dust grains in space. With a range of experimental techniques and close collaborations with observational astronomers and theoretical modellers, I investigate how biologically relevant molecules such as sugars, fatty acids, amino acids and DNA bases form in the coldest regions of the interstellar medium, before likely being delivered to planets – and potentially playing a role in the origin of life.