Prof. Dr. Ron van Schaik (PhD, FACB) is a registered European Specialist Laboratory Medicine and a Full Professor of Pharmacogenetics. He is working at the Dept. Clinical Chemistry at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, and is Director of the International (IFCC) Expertcenter for Pharmacogenetics. Main interest is Pharmacogenetic implementation and translational research. Specific research fields are oncology, cardiology, pain, organ transplantation and psychiatry. He has published over 250 articles on pharmacogenetics. Prof van Schaik participates in several National and International advisory committees on Pharmacogenetics (a.o. chair of the European Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (Eu-PIC; chair (www.eu-pic.net), President of the European Society for Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Therapy (www.esptnet.eu) and advisor of the Pharmacogenetics Working Group of the European Medicine Agency (EMA). In 2001, he received the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Award for Outstanding Research, in 2009 the AACC Outstanding Speaker Award, and in 2010 the AACC/Mol Pathology Award for Outstanding Scientific Research.