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 2021 seminars

Date Presenter
12-1pm, Friday 19 March
(PACE R5034 and Zoom)
Professor Paul Clarke, Director Diamantina Institute        
12-1pm, Friday 16 April
(Zoom only)
Associate Professor Francine Marques, Monash University     
12-1pm, Friday 23 April
(Zoom only)
Associate Professor Ben Colagiuri, Sydney University 
12-1pm, Friday 7 May
(Zoom only)
Dr Laurence Cheung, Curtin University
12-1pm, Friday 30 July
(location TBC)
Dr Gary Chan, UQ CYSUR
12-1pm, Friday 13 August
(Zoom only)
Professor Sanjay Garg, University of South Australia
12-1pm, Friday 3 September
(PACE R5034 and Zoom)
Associate Professor Michael Barras, UQ Pharmacy
12-1pm 10 September
(Online via Zoom)

Professor Josephine Forbes, Mater Research


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

Professor Nigel McMillan, Program Director: Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Menzies Health Institute QLD, Griffith University

12-1pm, Friday 24 September
(Location TBC)
Denuja Karunakaran, IMB Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), UQ


Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba