Dr Nynke Jager


In Dutch hospitals, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of antibiotics (aminoglycosides and vancomycin) is common practice. In most cases, dosing software with Bayesian forecasting is used to help optimise the individual patients’ dose. In this presentation the daily practice of TDM with dosing software performed by hospital pharmacists will be explained.

Speaker bio:

Dr Nynke Jager is a hospital pharmacy resident and postdoc researcher at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. She studied pharmacy at the University of Groningen, and completed her PhD in 2014 at the Slotervaart Hospital and the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Her main interest is the improvement of antibiotic treatment of patients with infections and she has a strong drive for the translation of research findings in clinical practice. She has developed assays for the determination of drugs in patient samples (serum as well as dried blood spots) and has also developed population models to describe the pharmacokinetics of antibiotic agents in patients in the ward and the ICU. For most of 2019, Nynke is working as a visiting academic at UQCCR where she is looking into the use of dosing software for dose optimisation of beta-lactam antibiotics in ICU patients.

Dr Nynke Jager

About Seminar Series

The School of Pharmacy Seminar Series involves regular formal presentations of high-quality scholarly work with broad appeal.

The wider School community is invited to attend, including academic and professional staff, special guests, visitors, as well as HDR, postgraduate, masters and honours students.

Seminars are held on Fridays from 12pm–1pm in room 5034 in the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall St Woolloongabba (next to TRI and the PA Hospital).

Confirmed 2022 seminars



12-1pm, Friday 1st April (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Ran Wang, Mater Research Institute, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 22nd April (Zoom Only)

Dr Joanna Harnett, School of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney

12-1pm, Friday 29th April (PACE R5034 and Zoom)Dr Iman Azimi, Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science, University of Tasmania

12-1pm, Friday 6th May (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Larisa Labzin, Institute of Molecular Bioscience, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 20th May (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Prof Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist,

Visiting Professor Kingston University, UK, London

11am-12pm, Friday 27th May (Zoom only)

Prof Terry Hebert, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

12-1pm, Friday 3rd June (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

A/Prof Joy Wolfram, School of Chemical Engineering, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 17th June (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Rink-Jan Lohman, School of Pharmacy, UQ and

Dr Karnaker Reddy Tupally, School of Pharmacy, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 1st July (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Khay Fong, School of Environmental Life Sciences, University of Newcastle


Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba