Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Catherijne Knibbe

Professor of Individualized drug treatment

Name
Prof.dr. C.A.J. Knibbe
Telephone
+31 71 527 4284
E-mail
c.knibbe@antoniusziekenhuis.nl

Catherijne Knibbe (Prof. Dr.) , Professor of Individualized Drug Treatment.

More information about Catherijne Knibbe

Catherijne Knibbe is Professor of Individualized Drug Treatment at the Division of Pharmacology of the LACDR since 2010. 

Professional background & training

Professor Knibbe is a staff hospital pharmacist-clinical pharmacologist in the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein since 2001, staff member at the Division of Pharmacology at Leiden University since 2003 and research worker at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sophia Children's Hospital Rotterdam since 2003.

She studied pharmacy at Utrecht University where she received MSc and Pharm D degrees in 1994 and 1996 respectively. After graduation she qualified as a hospital pharmacist in 2001, as a clinical pharmacologist in 2002 at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy of the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein and received her PhD at Leiden University in 2002.  

Research

In July 2006 she received a Veni grant from the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research NWO allowing her to combine clinical responsibilities as a hospital pharmacist-clinical pharmacologist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care with the start of a research group developing rational dosing schemes for paediatric indications using population PK-PD modeling within a multidisciplinary and multicentre platform (Division of Pharmacology, LACDR, Leiden, Sophia Children's Hospital Rotterdam and Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht).

More recently, she has extended her research line to develop individualized dosing schemes for morbidly obese children and adults (BMI>40 kg .m-2), for which a large number of clinical trials have been initiated, mainly funded by ZonMw. 

In 2013 she received the highly prestigious Vidi grant from the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research NWO for her research line ‘From Descriptive to Predictive Pharmacology in Children using Semi-Physiological population modelling’.  

She has supervised 15 PhD theses, is currently supervising 10 PhD students and 2 Post Docs, and is co-author of over 120 international peer-reviewed publications and contributions to books. She is a frequently invited speaker on national and international conferences.

Awards

Beside the Best PhD Thesis Award 2002 by the Dutch Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy, she was awarded in 2009 the ‘Huizenga penning’ by the Dutch Society of Hospital Pharmacy, which is an award presented to young Dutch hospital-pharmacists for scientific work of outstanding quality.

Other activities

Professor Knibbe is supervisor of the Clinical Pharmacology training program, co-supervisor of the Hospital Pharmacy training program in the St Antonius Hospital, vice-chair of the Central Committee of Research Involving Human Subjects (the 'CCMO'), board member of the Dutch Society of Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmacy, chair of the Concilium Hopsital Pharmacy of the Dutch Society of Hospital Pharmacy, member of the ZonMW committee Priority Medicines for Children/Elderly & GGG, member of the NWO/ZonMW committee Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (VIDI), external European Expert for Paediatric Medicines/European Medicines Agency and has been member of the national Committee of State ‘Doek’ involving medical-ethical aspects of (non-therapeutic) research in children. 

Professor of Individualized drug treatment

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • LACDR/Pharmacology

Work address

Gorlaeus Laboratories
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number HB815

Contact

Publications

  • St. Antonius Ziekenhuis Nieuwegein en Utrecht Ziekenhuisapotheker-Klinisch Farmacoloog (Staflid)
  • Centrale Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek, Den Haag Vice Voorzitter en lid-ziekenhuisapotheker
  • ZonMw Lid programma commissie(s)
  • Div. Organisaties zoals KNMP, PUOZ, PAO, Boerhaave etc. en congresorganisaties Geven van lezingen op nascholingsactiviteiten