CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
Piet van der Graaf, PhD, PharmD,
Editor-in-Chief CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology (CPT:PSP).
Dr. van der Graaf is Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Chair of Pharmacology at Leiden University (The Netherlands) and Vice President and Head of Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) at Certara.
Previously, he was Director of Research at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR).
From 1999 – 2013 he held various leadership positions at Pfizer in Sandwich (United Kingdom) in Discovery Biology (Head of Sexual Health Therapeutic Area), Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism (Head of Translational Quantitative Pharmacology) and Clinical Pharmacology/Pharmacometrics (responsible for the Pain portfolio).
He received his doctorate training in quantitative receptor pharmacology with Nobel laureate Sir James Black at King's College London and thereafter worked as a postdoctoral fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences at Leiden University on the development of mechanism-based pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PKPD) approaches.
He is Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, has (co-)authored more than 100 papers in the area of quantitative and translational pharmacology, including the seminal 2011 NIH White Paper “Quantitative and Systems Pharmacology in the Post-genomic Era: New Approaches to Discovering Drugs and Understanding Therapeutic Mechanisms”.