Professor David Lomas is Vice Provost (Health), Head of UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences and Head of UCL Medical School. He is the Academic Director of the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. David received his medical degree from the University of Nottingham and undertook his PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was an MRC Clinician Scientist, University Lecturer and Professor of Respiratory Biology in Cambridge before moving to UCL in 2013 to be Chair of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is Deputy Chief Executive at the Medical Research Council and previously chaired the Respiratory Therapy Area Unit Board at GlaxoSmithKline. He serves as Deputy Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Genomics England and is an NIHR Senior Investigator. David’s research has focused on the pathobiology of ?1-antitrypsin deficiency, the serpinopathies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.