Ksenija Durgo was born in Zagreb, Croatia and graduated from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 1997. The same year she started working as a graduate researcher at the same faculty. She defended her PhD thesis in 2006. She currently works at the same faculty as an Associate Professor. Her main scientific interests are the identification of biological activity of phytochemicals and the investigation of genotoxic properties of environmental contaminants. Until now she was a mentor to 30 master theses, one PhD thesis and she has published 28 papers. She received several national awards, was a member of a scientific and organising committee member of two congresses. She was a leader of the Leonardo da Vinci multi-lateral project for Croatia, namely ‘Raising the Awareness on Healthy Food and Healthy Eating Among Children, no. 2011-1-TR1-LEO04-27384 5.