PhD Candidate in Photobiology, King's College London

Karl Lawrence graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 with a degree in Pharmaceutical Science and has worked as a research assistant at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge and the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Since 2013 Karl has been undertaking a PhD in the Photobiology Department at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London under the supervision of Professors Antony Young and Paul Long.

Karl's research has focussed on the adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation and visible light on the skin and its photoprotection, using conventional synthetic UV filters and natural compounds as biocompatible alternatives. Karl has also worked on chemical and biological antioxidants as a method of photoprotection, and has experience with in vitro cell models in addition to in vivo studies involving healthy human volunteers.


  • 2013–present
    PhD Candidate in Photobiology, King's College London


  • 2011 
    Sheffield Hallam University, Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons)