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Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed MB ChB (Hons), MRCP, PhD, FRCP, FRCP(E), FBPharmacolS

Professor (Clin,Hcc) Pharmacology & Therapeutics


    Personal Statement

    Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed (MB ChB, PhD, FRCPE, FRCP, FFPM. FRSB, FBPhS, FMedSci) is David Weatherall Chair in Medicine at the University of Liverpool, NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, and a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He is Director of the Centre for Drug Safety Sciences, and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine. He is also Director of HDR North. He is an inaugural NIHR Senior Investigator, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK, Commissioner on Human Medicines. He was President of British Pharmacological Society from January 2020-December 2021, and is currently President of the Association of Physicians. He was awarded a Knights Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015.

    His research focuses on personalised medicine, clinical pharmacology and drug safety in a variety of disease areas, including cardiovascular medicine.

    Prizes or Honours

    • • Sir Arthur Thomson Trust Lecture, , 2023 (University of Birmingham, 2023)
    • Prix Galien UK Chair 2023-2024 (PRIX GALIEN, 2023)
    • President AOP (AOP, 2023)
    • • Honorary Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society, 2022 (British Pharmacological Society, 2022)
    • • Bionow Outstanding Contribution Award, 2021 (BIONOW, 2021)
    • President of BPS (BPS, 2020)
    • • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology, 2018 (Royal Society of Biology,, 2018)
    • • Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2017 (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2017)
    • • Membership of Academia Europaea, 2016 (Academia Europaea, 2016)
    • • Andrew Duncan Lecture and Medal, , (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 2016)
    • William Withering Medal, (Royal College of Physicians, 2014)
    • • Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2013 (Academy of Medical Sciences, 2013)
    • • IPIT Award for Public Service, 2011 (University of North Carolina,, 2011)
    • • GSK Clinical Travelling Prize. 2002 (warded by the British Pharmacological Society, 2002)
    • • BrAPP Prize. A for the Best Young Investigator, 1994 (The British Pharmacological Society, 1994)
    • Knights Bachelor (Queen Birthday honours list, 2015)
    • BPS Australasian Visitor (British Pharmacological Society, 2007)
    • Fellowship (British Pharmacological Society, 2005)

    Funded Fellowships

    • • Department of Health NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, Awarded 2007. (National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), 2007 - present)
    • • Sir Desmond Pond Fellowship awarded by The Epilepsy Research Foundation (1992-1995) (1992 - 1995)
    • • MRC Clinical Training Fellowship awarded by the Medical Research Council (1989-1992) (Medical Research Council (MRC), 1989 - 1992)
    • NIHR Senior Investigator (National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), 2008)