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Douwe Breimer

Professor emeritus Pharmacology

Prof.dr. D.D. Breimer
+31 71 527 2727

Douwe Breimer is Professor of Pharmacology and was both rector magnificus and president of the Executive Board of Leiden University. His research focusses on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug metabolism.

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Breimer studied pharmacology at the University of Groningen (1962–1970) and obtained his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Nijmegen. In 1975, he was appointed professor of pharmacology at Leiden University. Breimer co-authored over 500 scientific papers and supervised more than 50 Ph.D. students.

Breimer holds honorary doctorates from Ghent University, Uppsala University(1992), Semmelweis University (Budapest), the University of Navarra (Pamplona), Hoshi University (Tokyo), the University of London and the Université de Montréal.

Professor emeritus Pharmacology

  • Science
  • Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • LACDR/Pharmacology


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