Professor of Pharmacokinetics, Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, KU Leuven
Pieter Annaert is a pharmacist by training and obtained his PhD in pharmaceutical Sciences at KU Leuven in 1998. He conducted 2 years of postdoctoral research in the field of in vitro hepatic drug disposition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After some years at Janssen Pharmaceutica, in the division of preclinical pharmacokinetics, he moved to KU Leuven in 2005, where he currently is full professor at the Drug Delivery and Disposition Lab. Since 2020 he is the chair of the KU Leuven Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences. In 2017 he co-founded the CRO BioNotus, specialized in bioanalysis, pharmacometrics and Discovery ADMET.
His research interests are in the field of Mechanistic Pharmacokinetics. This includes the development and application of in vitro models of the liver, as well as physiology based pharmacokinetic modelling and simulation. In addition, his team has particular interest in predicting and understanding perinatal pharmacology and drug-induced cholestasis.