John McGrath, professor of molecular dermatology at King’s College London and Cluster 2 lead for the Biomedical Research Centre, will deliver this year’s Royal College of Physicians Christmas lecture.

Founded in 1518 by a Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) works across the healthcare sector to improve patient care and reduce illness. Its prestigious annual Christmas lecture is aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 18.

Professor McGrath, said:

“I am honoured to be delivering this year’s Royal College of Physicians annual lecture. Encouraging the next generation of scientists is essential and the RCP’s Christmas lecture is a great forum in which to engage with young people.”

Professor McGrath’s research group has discovered the molecular basis of several inherited skin diseases and has pioneered clinical trials of cell and gene-based therapies for patients with blistering skin disorders. He also leads nationally for rare skin disease deep phenotyping (NIHR) and genotyping (Genomics England 100k Genome Project).

Tickets are available free of charge by contacting the RCP Conferences team: