Prof. Malcolm Rowland (University of Manchester) received the 2020 Ariëns award
The 2020 Ariens laureate is Prof. dr. Malcolm Rowland.
Malcolm Rowland is member and former director (1996-2000) of the Centre for Applied Pharmacokinetic Research, University of Manchester, U.K, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He was President, EUFEPS (European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences,1996-2000); and a Vicepresident FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation, 2001-2009). Dr. Rowland has been a frontrunner in basic and theoretical aspects of pharmacokinetics, especially physiologic pharmacokinetics. His main research interest is physiologically based pharmacokinetics and its application to drug discovery, development and use. He is also strongly associated with clearance concepts in pharmacokinetics. Author of over 300 scientific articles, and co-author, with Dr. TN Tozer, of the textbooks: Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: Concepts and Applications, and Essentials of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. He served as an editor of Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmaco-dynamics (1973-2007), and since 1977 has organised regular residential workshops in pharmacokinetics. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from the Universities of Athens (Greece), Poitiers (France), and Uppsala (Sweden), and Honorary Membership, Royal College of Physicians (London). Despite his retirement, he is still active in the field and a true inspiring mentor to all his (former) students and colleagues. Analogous to professor Ariens, Malcolm Rowland combines basic pharmacological science with clinical concepts.