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Please note that Professor Francesca Spagnoli has had to cancel her talk for this event at the last minute, and will unfortunately be unable to give her lecture on Wednesday 24 May. She will give her talk at a later date, details to follow.

Join us to celebrate a special milestone for our new professors and hear about their inspiring career journeys. Doors for this event will open on 16:45 (BST), with the lectures to commence at 16:50. A drinks reception will be held at 18:00 immediately after the lecture.

Professor Stuart Jones 

Treading the Translational Tightrope of Skin Science


In a chilly garage, door ajar, light streaming out from the interior, a 10-year-old boy emerged with a piece of smooth plyboard cut perfectly into the shape of a car. Alas, a good idea, but no wheels. This was the start! At AstraZeneca, I didn’t get beyond repairing an old instrument, and at Pfizer inventing new tablets needed tonnes of powder and patience. At MedPharm inhalers seemed easier to invent, but the eureka moment came when I turned one upside down and made it into a spray for skin disease. Skin biology, immunology, drug metabolism, and transport were then combined into a more authentic translational approach. This facilitated new scientific skin discoveries and inventions in treating cutaneous infection, nutrition and allergy, which will form the focus of the talk.


Stuart Jones is a qualified pharmacist who has spent the last 22 years working in translational research to develop innovative therapies. His research career started in the pharmaceutical industry, then 17 years ago he joined King’s College London. At King’s, he completed a Masters' in Academic Practice, combining this educational training with his research and industry experience to establish the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research at King’s, which is becoming a world leader in research and postgraduate education in the development and lifecycle management of medicines. He has supervised 15 postdoctoral workers, 40 PhD students, and >100 Masters students which have generated >80 publications and >£5 million of research income. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the UK Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Professor Francesca Spagnoli

Talk re-scheduled for a later date.

At this event

Stuart Jones

Director of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research

Francesca Spagnoli

Professor of Regenerative Medicine