Prof Joel Tarning was appointed Head of Pharmacometrics at the WorldWide Antimalarial Research Network (WWARN) - part of the IDDO network - in 2014. He applies pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling to optimise antimalarial drug therapy through large pooled pharmacometric analyses. He has been an active member of WWARN since 2009 and led the Pharmacology Proficiency Programme for 2 years. Joel has extensive experience in the field of Clinical Pharmacology, is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University, and is heading the Clinical Pharmacology Department at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Research Unit, Thailand. His main research focuses on infectious disease pharmacology, especially in pregnant women and children. Joel received the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS)Giorgio Segré Prize for pharmaceutical research in June 2015.