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Professor Jan de Hoon

Professor Jan de Hoon


Professor Jan de Hoon FBPhS


Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospitals Leuven / University of Leuven

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After obtaining a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences Jan de Hoon was trained as a Medical Doctor and specialised in General Internal Medicine at the University of Leuven. Subsequently, he became a certified Clinical Pharmacologist and obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences at the University Medical Centre of Maastricht in The Netherlands. Jan has about 25 years of experience in clinical pharmacology, partly in industry, partly in academia. He has a special interest in early clinical drug development including exploratory clinical trials, first-in-human, imaging and biomarker studies. He is a founding board member – previous president – of EUFEMED: the European Federation for Exploratory Medicines Development (founded in 2015). He is vice-president of the Belgian Association of Phase I Units (BAPU). He is member of the British Pharmacological Society, Council member for Belgium within the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) and was a board member of the Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy. At present, he is appointed as Full Professor in (Clinical) Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).