William Hope (BMBS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD), is Professor of Therapeutics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Liverpool in the UK. Professor Hope is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Professor Hope qualified in Medicine in 1991, before undertaking specialist training in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. He completed his PhD in antimicrobial pharmacology in 2006, while undertaking fellowships at the University of Manchester, UK, and the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. He was an NIHR Clinician Scientist and this award focused on individualised antimicrobial therapy. Professor Hope leads the newly formed Centre for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics, which provides the pharmacodynamic packages for new antibiotics. Areas of special interest and research are antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial drug development and individualisation of antimicrobial therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.