Elena Grigorieva was born in 1954 in Kuibyshev Russia. She attended Moscow State University and attained a PhD in histology, anatomy and embryology. She was employed as a scientific officer at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London. She was involved in the histological analysis of various genetically modified animal models.
After her retirement in 2011, she continues to participate in scientific research. She has incorporated this knowledge into her writing.
Her favourite activities are reading, watching documentary films about the universe and biodiversity on Planet Earth; travelling to various countries, experiencing and learning about different cultures, going to museums and theatres. Her special skills are sewing, knitting and drawing. Since her schooldays she was interested in the structure of human and animal bodies and the evolutionary aspects of life.
She is married and has two daughters. This is her first book.