Douwe Breimer PhD has been the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LSP 5 and of all its predecessor funds. Douwe is a Dutch pharmacologist and was both rector magnificus and president of the Executive Board of Leiden University,
The Netherlands. He studied pharmacology at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD from the Catholic University of Nijmegen, both in the Netherlands. In 1975, he was appointed professor of pharmacology at Leiden University. His scientific research focused on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug metabolism. During his scientific career, he co-authored over 500 scientific papers and supervised more than 50 PhD students. Douwe holds honorary doctorates from Ghent University, Uppsala University, Semmelweis University (Budapest), the University of Navarra (Pamplona), Hoshi University (Tokyo), the University of London and the Université de Montréal.