Ingolf Cascorbi is Professor of Pharmacology and Vice Dean of Studies at the Medical Faculty, University of Kiel and Director of the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Germany. He holds a PhD in biochemistry, an MD and is specialist in clinical pharmacology. His research interests are in variability in drug response, in particular in pharmacogenomics and -epigenomics and mechanisms of drug resistance in oncology. Ingolf Cascorbi is member on various scientific boards and is currently President of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).