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Statutes of the IUPHAR Section on Pharmacogenetics/-genomics



1. Name
The name of the section is the Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Section of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR-Pharmacogenetics/-genomics).  It is constituted under Section V2 of the statutes of IUPHAR as revised 2006, and it is closely affiliated with IUPHAR Clinical Division 

2. Aims



  • Promote the exchange of pharmacogenetics/-genomics knowledge by organization of symposia and workshops
  • Promote the clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics/-genomics
  • Promote high scientific and ethical standards in pharmacogenetics/-genomics research worldwide 
  • Cooperate with, and contribute information to pharmacogenetics/-genomics databases
  • Encourage collaboration with other agencies, societies and organizations interested in research and clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics/-genomics. 

3. Membership
The membership of the IUPHAR-Pharmacogenetics/-genomics Section will comprise individuals working in the field of pharmacogenetics/-genomics, who are members of a national, regional or international society of pharmacology, clinical pharmacology or related discipline that is a member of IUPHAR. Organizations dedicated to research and clinial implementation of pharmacogenetics/-genomics may also seek affiliation. Applications for affiliation are to be sent to the Section Chair, Prof. Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz (, who shall submit such applications to the current members for their consideration and approval. 


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Future activities

Workshops will be preferably organized in cooperation with academic learned societies or regulatory bodies.

Proposals for meetings should be submitted to the Pharmacogenetics/-genomics Section Chair, Prof. Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz, at

Past activities

Courses and symposia sponsored by the Pharmacogenetics/-genomics Section with the support of IUPHAR:

  • Symposium: “Influence of Ethnicity, Genetics and Age on Drug Response and Toxicity”, 14th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXIV), October 2 - 6, 2016, Merida, Mexico.  Co-sponsored by IUPHAR Drug Metabolism & Transport Section
  • Symposium: ”Pharmacogenetics: Focus on infectious disease and population structure”, Pharmacogenetics and Precision Medicine Conference, April 4 - 9, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 3rd European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Theranostics Conference, October 7-9, 2015, Budapest, Hungary
  • 12th Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, June 27-30, 2015, Madrid, Spain
  • Gloden Helix Symposium "Next Generation Pharmacogenomics", March 11-13, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Symposium "Globalized Pharmacogenomics-based  Personalized Medicine", World Congress of Pharmacology, July 16, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lectures by Section members at the 2nd Latin American Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Congress, June 28-30, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Pharmacogenomics 13:1449-53, 2012]
  • Workshop “Implementation and Obstacles of Pharmacogenetics in Clinical Practice”, WorldPharma, July 20, 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark [WorldPharma2010 SW12.pdf]
  • Symposium “Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice” at XI São Paulo Research Conference on Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenetics. September 18-20, 2008, São Paulo, Brazil [Sao Paulo Congress Report.pdf]
  • DIRAC PhD course on Pharmacogenetics /-genomics, August 26-29, 2008, Helsingør, Denmark [DIRAC program.pdf]


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The Board of IUPHAR Pharmacogenetics/-genomics Section would like to invite anybody with an interest in pharmacogenetics/genomics to participate in the Section.
Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz, Chair
Andrew Somogyi, Vice-Chair


To follow the activities of this Section, please register with the IUPHAR website then edit your profile details to select “Pharmacogenetics and genomics” as an area of interest to you.  Step by step instructions follow...

Go to the Members area by clicking here to open the webpage in a new browser window. Then click on the green "Join myIUPHAR" button.

On the “Register new user” screen, enter your User Information and click “Next”.

Choose up to three areas of interest to you by holding down the "Control" key while clicking with your mouse.  Then click on "Register".

The next screen offers you the opportunity to upload your photo or you may click the “{Skip}” link under the green bar.

You’ll then receive an email containing a confirmation code.  After locating the email from IUPHAR, click on the embedded website link to activate your account.  To prevent spammers, the IUPHAR Administrative Officer will verify your email address then send you a message that your account has been successfully activated, generally within one or two business days.

IMPORTANT:  Click on the Members tab in the upper right corner of your screen to now indicate your interest in the Pharmacogenetics/genomics Section.

Please log in with your new username and password.

Once logged into the Member area, hover your mouse over the “Profile” tab then click “Edit Details”.

Complete the requested fields. 

Scroll to the top of the page to click the red “Save” button.

Log out at any time by clicking on the green icon towards the upper right corner of the Member area.

Thank you for your interest in the IUPHAR Pharmacogenetics/genomics Section!

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The IUPHAR Pharmacogenetics/-genomics Section Board is composed by:


  • Chair

                    Prof. Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz, Brazil (


  • Vice-Chair

Prof. Andrew Somogyi, Australia


  • Past Chair

Prof. Ingolf Cascorbi, Germany


  • Members

Prof. Adrián Llerena, Spain
Prof. Ann Daly, UK
Prof. Collen Masimirembwa, Zimbabue
Prof. Collet  Dandara, South Africa
Prof. Deanna Kroetz, USA
Prof. Erika Cecchin, Italy
Prof. Jae-Gook Shin, Korea
Prof. Hong-Hao Zhou, China
Prof. Kim Brøsen, Denmark
Prof. Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Sweden
Prof. Mathias Schwab, Germany
Prof. Michael Lee, USA
Prof. Munir Pirmohamed, UK
Prof. Nathalie  K. Zgheib, Lebanon
Prof. Ron van Schaik, Netherlands
Prof. Taisei Mushiroda, Japan
Prof. Steve Leeder, USA
Prof. Stuart  Scott, USA
Prof. Vural Özdemir, Turkey
Prof. Yoshiro Saito, Japan
Prof. Zahurin Mohamed, Malaysia

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