Prof. Dr. Estela Rubio Gozalbo is a pediatrician metabolic diseases and researcher, Head of the metabolic diseases department and full professor of inborn errors of metabolism with focus on galactosemia at the Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands.  After a happy childhood in Spain she moved to the United States where she did part of her secondary school and moved back to Spain.  Shortly thereafter she moved to The Netherlands where she completed her MD degree at the University of Amsterdam and her Pediatric residency at the Emma’s Children Hospital in Amsterdam. She moved to the Nijmegen University to obtain a degree in metabolic diseases (fellowship metabolic diseases) and performed her PhD on mitochondrial disorders. Since 2000 she works at the Maastricht University Medical Center as a staff member of the Pediatric Department and Laboratory Genetic Metabolic Diseases combining clinical care with research (patient-related and basic research). She leads a multidisciplinary, successful Galactosemia research line with many national and international collaborations. She is the founder and chair of the international Network for Galactosemia (GalNet). Prof. Rubio Gozalbo has been the recipient of many national and international grants and has published >100 peer reviewed papers and several book chapters. She is proud to be an Honorary Member of the Dutch Galactosemia Society (patient organization).