Professor Cecilia Lindgren received a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Lund University and was trained in statistical genetics at the Whitehead Institute, MIT during this time. After her post-doctoral work at the Karolinska Institute, she joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford. Her research focuses on applying genetics and genomics to dissect the aetiology of obesity related traits, with a special focus on fat distribution and its link to reproductive health.
Her work has contributed to a substantial furthering of our understanding of the genetic landscape of numerous metabolic traits and in line with this she is co-chairing the central adiposity team within the GiANT consortium, the obesity working group within UKBBCMC the quantitative traits team within the GoT2DGenes consortium, and the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) consortium. She has published over 230 papers in this field and has been listed amongst Thomson Reuters 100 “most highly cited researchers” in Molecular Biology and Genetics for the last four consecutive years.