We were delighted to host Prof Sir Munir Pirmohamed who discusses the past, present and future of Pharmogenetics and personalised medicine in this lecture. At the end, he takes questions on his work chairing the Commission on Human Medicines which helped approved the first Covid-19 vaccine for use in the West.
Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed (MB ChB, PhD, FRCPE, FRCP, FBPhS, FMedSci) is David Weatherall Chair in Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He is Director of the MRC 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 and is a non-executive director of NHS England, and has been appointed as President of British Pharmacological Society. 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