Our association has six professor whom may call themselves honorary members of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius”. One of them holds the position of honorary president.
The honorary members are extremely important for the association. They have actively supported the association in the past and are still always ready to support the association and the board. Whenever there are contacts necessary for a symposium, the Foreign Excursion or the celebration of the Dies, they are always willing to see if they know anyone who could help us. They are also very interested to hear what is happening within the association during the annual visits of the board.
Prof. dr. D.D. Breimer is the honorary president of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius”. In 1985 the government thought that there were too many Pharmacy studies in the Netherlands, whereby the Pharmacy study in Leiden was discontinued. To save the study in Leiden prof. dr. Breimer established the study Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Partly because of him the association was able to continue to exist and for that we are very grateful. Prof. dr. Breimer studied Pharmacy in Groningen and promoted in 1974 in the field of pharmacology. He held his oration in October 1976 on the subject ‘Farmacotherapie op maat’. From 2001 until 2007 he was Rector Maginificus of the University of Leiden and from 1992 to 2001 he was scientific director of the LACDR. Prof. dr. Breimer has received various honorary doctorates from the University of Gent, the University of Uppsala and the Hoshi University in Tokyo, amongst others.
Prof. dr. H.E. Junginger became honorary member of „Aesculapius” on November 21st 1995. He studied Pharmacy in Munich and promoted in June 1972. The title of his oration was ‘Farmaceutisch-technologische kwaliteit’. Professor Junginger was appointed professor in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Leiden in 1982. From 1984 to 2004 he was director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research. Prof. dr. Junginger has worked for the University of Leiden for 23 years. After his work at the university he spent a couple of months at universities in Thailand and Singapore to help graduated students and teachers with their research. On top of that he was scientific secretary at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) from 1995 to 2003.
Prof. dr. G.J. Mulder has been an honorary member of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius” since 2001. He studied Chemistry and promoted in 1973. On March 29th 1985 he held his oration with the title ‘Toxicologie: van risicoschatting naar wetenschap’ en promoted in the discipline toxicology. Professor Mulder has been scientific director of the LACDR and also the direction of education of BFW. In July 2005 prof. dr. Mulder was named honorary member of the Health Council; in 1986 he participated in the Committee of the Assessment of Carcinogenic Substances and he was chairman of the GBBS Committee for 15 years (from 1999 until 2014).
Prof. dr. A.P. IJzerman was named honorary member of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius” on April 5th 2004. He studied Pharmacy in Utrecht and promoted in June 1985 at the Vrije University of Amsterdam with a subject in the field of receptor research. In 2001 he was named professor of Pharmacochemistry. Professor IJzerman has been chairman of the Federation for Innovative Drug Research Netherlands (FIGON). He was named secretary of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) in July 2015. Prof. dr. IJzerman is head of the department Medicinal Chemistry of the LACDR.
Prof. dr. M. Danhof is honorary member of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius” since 2005. Prof. dr. Danhof studied Pharmacy in Groningen and promoted at the University of Leiden in 1980 in the field of pharmacology. He worked at an outstanding institute in the U.S. from 1980 until 1983. In April 1997 he held his oration with the title: ‘Farmacologie in spiegelbeeld’ and has been a professor at our faculty since. In March 2017 he will retire. In 2007 he also became professor at the LUMC. From 2005 until 2012 he was scientific director of the LACDR and he was also chairman of the department Pharmacology for quite a while. In 1998 he founded LAP&P Consultants BV. Prof. dr. Danhof is chairman of the committee which deals with the organisation of the ‘6th FIP Pharmaceutical Science World Congress 2017’ in Stockholm, Sweden since 2015. On April 23rd 2014 professor Danhof was named Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw thanks to his research into more efficient drugs.
Prof. dr. A.F. Cohen has been honorary member of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius” since June 10th 2013. He studied Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Leiden. In May 1986 he promoted with the topic: ‘The Human Pharmacology of Acrivastine and Lamotrigine’. Prof. Cohen held his oration in 2011 with the title: ‘Klinische Farmacologie - tussen middel en kwaal’. He is the co-founder and CEO (for already 25 years) of the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR). Professor Cohen is also editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.