Bio:  Cristina Legido-Quigley obtained a BSc and MSci in Chemistry at King's College with a project in Smith Kline Beecham on turbulent flow in HPLC (Tutor Prof. Robb, FRS) and a project in the supramolecular group (Prof. Steed) on single-crystal x-ray diffraction of  metals in crown ethers. Then she received a PhD at the Faculty of Chemistry at Imperial College London in 2004 (Advisors Dr. Smith and Prof. Manz as a BBSRC CASE award with Glaxo Smith Kline) on a project titled "The Use of Cap-HPLC-MS for High Sensitive Quantitative Bioanalysis".
In 2004 she joined the University of Pavia in Italy (Prof. de Lorenzi) as a Posdoctoral Fellow (EU Network) to study small molecule interactions. After this she joined as a PDRA in the group currently headed by Prof. Holmes in Imperial College to work in metabonomics by NMR and UPLC-q-ToF in a range of projects which included liver transplantation, diet manipulations, fingerprinting methodology, etc.
She moved to King’s College London in 2006 to pursue her interest in finding clinical biomarkers of brain and liver diseases, toxicity and healthy aging.