Emeritus Prof. Anthonius de Boer, MD, PhD was trained for three years in Internal Medicine followed by a PhD research period in clinical pharmacology. After his PhD graduation in 1990 he was appointed as assistant professor in Clinical Epidemiology followed by an associate professorship of pharmacotherapy. In 1994 he was registered as Epidemiologist and in 1996 as Clinical Pharmacologist. He was appointed in 2001 as professor of pharmacotherapy and director of the Pharmacy School. From 2007 until September 2015 he was the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University. From the first of August 2017 he is also the chair of the Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board. On 22 June 2022 he retired and became Emeritus Professor.