Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor
First NameMunir
SurnamePirmohamed
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Clinical Pharmacology and Consultant Physician
DepartmentMolecular and Clinical Pharmacology
Telephone0151 794 5549
Emailmunirp@liv.ac.uk
InstitutionUniversity of Liverpool
NHS TrustRoyal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameNorth West
Primary Research FieldPharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Secondary Research FieldToxicology
BiographyProfessor Munir Pirmohamed qualified in Medicine in 1985, undertook a PhD in Pharmacology in 1993. He is currently David Weatherall Chair of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He also holds the only NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics in the UK, and is Deputy Director of the M.R.C. Centre for Drug Safety Sciences, and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine. He is also an inaugural NIHR Senior Investigator, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications. Professor Pirmohamed's research focuses on individual variability in drug response, both safety and efficacy, with a view to evaluating the mechanisms, and identifying strategies to personalise medicines in order to optimise drug efficacy and minimise toxicity. The work spans the whole spectrum from discovery to implementation with laboratory based studies being linked translationally to patient studies, with the aim being to develop the evidence base that can move discoveries from the lab to the clinic.
 

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