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Dr. Saskia de Wildt is chair of clinical pharmacology and studied Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands (1996). She performed her PhD research at Erasmus University Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on ‘Developmental aspects of midazolam metabolism’ (2001).

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Saskia de Wildt full professor

Dr. Saskia de Wildt studied Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands (1996). She performed her PhD research at Erasmus University Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on ‘Developmental aspects of midazolam metabolism’ (2001). She next trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, also in Rotterdam and at the Hospital of Sick Children in Toronto, while also obtaining the American and Dutch Board of Clinical Pharmacology certification as clinical pharmacologist. Since May 2016, she is appointed full professor of Clinical Pharmacology, combining this appointment with clinical care at the Pediatric Intensive Care at Radboud University in Nijmegen. She has published over 150 peer-review international papers and received over 8 million euros (co)-PI research funding. Her research, largely supported by grants from ZonMW, EU and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to better understand the impact of age, disease and genetics on drug disposition and to individualize drug dosing in children, with a focus on pain&sedation and acute kidney injury. She participates at leadership level in two EU H2020 and a IMI2 project (www.conect4children.org) aimed to develop EU-wide infrastructure to study drugs in children. Dr. de Wildt is director of the Dutch Knowledge Center for Pharmacotherapy in Children and as such responsible for the Dutch Pediatric Drug Handbook and its international affiliates (‘kinderformularium.nl’).

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: KNAW/Royal Dutch Academy of Science Ter Meulen Fund Grant for PhD student B. van Groen
  • 2017: ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award for PhD student B. van Groen
  • 2010: ZonMW Clinical Fellowship Award ***
  • 2009: Erasmus MC MRace Clinical Fellowship
  • 2009: ASCPT Top Membership Recruiter 2008
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: KNAW/Royal Dutch Academy of Science Ter Meulen Fund Grant for PhD student B. van Groen
  • 2017: ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award for PhD student B. van Groen
  • 2015: Dutch Pediatric Society Young Investigator Award for PhD student A. Zwiers
  • 2015: Dutch Pediatric Society Late-breaker award for PhD student M. Mooij
  • 2012: Dutch Pediatric Society Late-breaker award for PhD student M. Mooij
  • 2012: ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award for PhD student N. Vet
  • 2010: ZonMW Clinical Fellowship2009 Erasmus MC MRace Clinical Fellowship
  • 2009: Poster Award Dutch Society of Intensive Care (NVIC) (last author), Ede
  • 2009: ASCPT Top Membership Recruiter 2008
  • 2007: Best Presentation Award, Research Day, Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • 2003: Poster Award, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Orlando
  • 1992 – 2007: 9 travel awards for international research visits and conferences: Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO), Sophia Foundation for Scientific Research, SWOL University Fund Limburg, Roche, Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology, Trust Fund Erasmus University

Additional functions

  • 2017-present: Chair Scientific Advisory Board Charity Kiddy Goodpills
  • 2017-present: Vice-Chair ASCPT International Transporter Committee
  • 2016 - present: senior scientist, Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2015-present Director Dutch Knowledge Center Pharmacotherapy for Children (responsible for Dutch Pediatric Formulary)Others
  • 2018-present: council memberTEDDY The Task-force in Europe for Drug Development for the Young
  • 2018-present: board member International Phase0/microdosing Consortium
  • 2012-present PEDMED-NL representative to Enpr-EMA: The European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency
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Additional functions

  • 2017-present: Chair Scientific Advisory Board Charity Kiddy Goodpills
  • 2017-present: Vice-Chair ASCPT International Transporter Committee
  • 2016-present Board Member Dutch Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics
  • 2015-present Director Dutch Knowledge Center Pharmacotherapy for Children (responsible for Dutch Pediatric Formulary)
  • 2014-present Scientific Advisory Board SwissPedNed Swiss Pediatric Clinical Trial Network
  • 2012-present PEDMED-NL representative to Enpr-EMA: The European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency

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Field of study

Pharmacology and Toxicology & Intensive Care

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

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