Krina Zondervan

  • Professor of Reproductive and Genomic Epidemiology, University of Oxford, UK
  • Head of the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Co-Director of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre, Oxford, UK

Krina Zondervan’s (MSc DPhil) main research interests lie in understanding the pathogenesis of common women’s health conditions such as endometriosis through large population-based approaches, to inform improved diagnostic and treatment options.

She has co-founded and led a number of global collaborative initiatives including the International Endometriosis Genome Consortium that identified most genetic variants known to be involved in endometriosis to date; and the World Endometriosis Research Foundation EPHect initiative that has standardised data and biological sample collection in endometriosis research globally. Krina has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles (H-index 70), and in 2013 was recognised as Outstanding Female Scientist (AcademiaNet, Wellcome Trust nomination).

Krina Zondervan is the current chair of the WES/WERF Research Directions Workshop, and was appointed to the WES board of directors in 2017 where she serves at the Honorary Secretary. She is also Honorary Secretary/Treasurer of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation.