Dr Cristina Alcon

PhD Student

Impact of antibiotics on the preterm gut microbiota.

My name is Cristina Alcon and my PhD work in Lindsay’s lab is focused on understanding the impact that antibiotics have the gut microbiota in preterm infants; between 75% and 94% of premature babies are exposed to antibiotics during their stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

My science journey began some time ago in 2003 when I completed my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in Valencia (Spain). Later on, I worked as a Research Assistant in several research laboratories in the UK, Spain and France. In 2013 I started working for Lindsay to help set up a probiotic trial. I immediately developed a passion to work in the field of clinical microbiology, and two years later, I started a PhD in Lindsay´s research team.

Dr Cristina Alcon

Research Areas

  • Colonisation Resistance
  • Diet-microbiota interactions