Cornelia M van Duijn is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health of the University of Oxford. Her research within the Oxford Big Data Institute focuses on large-scale –omics studies of dementia and related disorders including vascular, endocrine, and gastrointestinal disease. Her current research portfolio includes cross-omics research integrating (epi)genetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic and microbiome data of epidemiological cohorts with state-of-the-art brain imaging and cellular model systems. She co-leads the Dementia Research Oxford (DRO) consortium and is a member of the steering committee of the Oxford British Heart Foundation (BHF) Center of Excellence. Cornelia has been a leading figure in several international consortia including CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart & Aging Research in Genome Epidemiology), IGAP (International Genetics of Alzheimer Disease Project (IGAP) and EADB (European Alzheimer Disease Biobank). Over the years, she served on numerous scientific committees, including the European Research Council (ERC) Advance Research Grants committee. She is a member of the Supervisory Board member of the Lifelines study, the Senate of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Scientific Advisory boards of the Finish Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM; chair) and France Genomique. Cornelia is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands (KNAW) and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK).