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Henk-Jan Guchelaar

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Henk-Jan Guchelaar, PharmD, PhD

Henk-Jan (Hendrik Jan) Guchelaar studied pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, State University Groningen, The Netherlands and finished his doctoral exam Pharmacy (cum laude) in 1988 and his PharmD exam in 1989. He was trained in hospital pharmacy at the department of Pharmacy, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands and was licensed Hospital Pharmacist Specialist in 1992. In 1993 he completed a PhD in Medicine and was licensed clinical pharmacologist by the Dutch Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy. From 1992-1996 he worked as a hospital pharmacist – head drug manufacturing department at the department of pharmacy, Hospital Medisch Spectrum Twente in Enschede, from 1996-1998 as hospital pharmacist – head clinical pharmaceutical and toxicological laboratory at the department of pharmacy, University Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam, from 1998-2003 as Chair department of Pharmacy, University Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam and since 2003 he was appointed Chair of the department Clinical Pharmacy & Toxicology, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in Leiden and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Leiden, The Netherlands. Since October 2009, he is also appointed professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Leiden-Amsterdam Center of Drug Research, Faculty of Science, University of Leiden and Director of The Leiden Center for Translational Drug Discovery and Development (LCTD3). He has (co-)authored more than 200 articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals, more than 75 articles in Dutch journals and 17 (chapters in) books. He is programme leader of the research programma “Heterogeneity of drug efficacy and toxicity in relation to individual pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics”.

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