Prof. Imre Klebovich Co-chair
Prof. Imre Klebovich
CurrentSemmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Imre Klebovich Pharm.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. is Professor, Head of Department of Pharmaceutics of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary and, further on, Private Professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Chemical Engineering. He also is lecturer of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology from 2013.

He graduated as pharmacist in 1975 at the Semmelweis University of Medicine and obtained his Pharm.D. in 1977. He postgraduated as pharmacologist in 1983 at Haynal Imre University of Health Sciences. He received the degree of Biomedical Research Management of Harvard University and Copenhagen University in 1990. He obtained his Candidate of Science (C.Sc.) and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1989 and in 1999, respectively.

He became a research scientist at the Biochemical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1975 and continued his research activity in the field of pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism at Gedeon Richter Ltd. in 1977 (senior scientist). In 1989 he founded the Department of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism of EGIS Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and was the Head of this Department for 15 years. In 2004 he was applied and accepted the position of being Head of Department of Pharmaceutics of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Semmelweis University. In 2008 he was applied and accepted the position of being Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy (2008-2009). He is a member of the Board of Drug Discovery and Safety Centre in Semmelweis University (2008-).

His main research interests are bioanalytics, pharmacokinetics, metabolism, biopharmaceutics, bioequivalence, food-drug interactions and drug delivery. He has 25 patents, published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 10 books, 17 book chapters as well as co-editorial works in books and more than 460 lectures on Hungarian and International Conferences.

His awards and honours are: Award of Innovative Engineering (1998, 1992, 1994), Honorary Lecturer of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2001), Honorary Member of the Slovak Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009), the Schulek Elemér Award (2009), the Bruckner Győző Award (2011) and the Issekutz Béla Award (2011).

He is the elected representative of doctors (D.Sc.) (2007-2013), furthermore elected secretary (2003-2008) and co-chair of the Pharmaceutical Permanent Committee (2011-) and elected president of the Working Committee of the Separation Sciences (2012-) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

He is the editor of Journal of Planar Chromatography (JPC), Acta Chromatographica (AC), member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chromatographic Sciences (JCS) and reviewer of the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (JPBA), Journal of Controlled Release (JCR) and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BJCP).

He is a member of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX), European Society for Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP), International Society for Planar Separations (ISCS), International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), American Associacion of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS) and Hungarian Chemical Society. He was the elected president of the Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences (2006-2009), the Central European Group for Separation Sciences (CEGSS) (2008-2009) and the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (president of the Section of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, 1999-2009), and the elected president of the Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008-2010).