Lindsay is Chair of Intestinal Microbiome at the Technical University of Munich. She also holds a group leader position at the Quadram Institute, UK and is a Wellcome Investigator. The lab’s research focus involves defining microbe/microbiota interactions during the early life developmental window. She obtained a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Glasgow, a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Cambridge (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute), and was a postdoctoral fellow at University College Cork, Ireland (APC Microbiome Institute). She returned to the UK to take up a Senior Lectureship at the University of East Anglia before moving to Quadram end of 2015.
Understanding the factors that modulate the microbiome during the first stages of life, pregnancy and infancy, is a key focus for numerous research groups.