Professor Munir Pirmohamed is currently David Weatherall Chair in 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 healthcare 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, and from clinic to application. Professor Pirmohamed has received a number of honours including most recently, the William Withering Medal from the Royal College of Physicians and the IPIT award for Public Service from the University of North Carolina in the US.