Krina Zondervan is Professor of Reproductive and Genomic Epidemiology; Co-director of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre; and Deputy Head of Department at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford. For over 20 years, her research has focused on understanding the causes of women’s health conditions through genomic and epidemiological (large population-based) approaches, in order to inform improved diagnostic and treatment options. Her work focuses in particular on endometriosis – a condition causing pain and infertility in an estimated 1.5 million women in the UK and 180 million worldwide. She leads a number of global collaborative initiatives in the field of endometriosis research including large-scale studies that have identified genetic variants involved in its development; and the World Endometriosis Research Foundation EPHect initiative that has standardised data and biological sample collection in endometriosis research globally. Krina has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles, and in 2013 was recognised as Outstanding Female Scientist (AcademiaNet, Wellcome Trust nomination).