Cecilia Lindgren PhD is Professor of Genomics of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Oxford, Director of the Director of the Oxford Big Data Institute. Her Ph.D. was in Molecular Genetics at the University of Lund, Sweden. She spent half of her Ph.D at the Whitehead Institute, Centre for Genome Research under Dr. Eric Lander.  After post-doctoral work at the Karolinska Institute, she joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University, after which she spent three years as a Scholar in Residence at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT before returning to Oxford. Her work has contributed to a substantial furthering of our understanding of the genetic landscape of common complex traits. In line with this, she is co-chairing a range of large-scale international common disease consortia and she is a co-founder of the international Common Disease Alliance (ICDA), which she also co-chairs with Dr. Lander (the Founding Director of the Broad Institute). She has been the recipient of numerous awards, and has been listed amongst Thomson Reuters 100 “most highly cited researchers” in Molecular Biology and Genetics consecutively since 2014. Cecilia researches common complex genetics and disease mechanisms, with an emphasis on metabolic and endocrine disorders.

Cecilia has supervised 11 PhD students with eight in progress. h-index 100 (Scopus), total citations over 68,000