The IST has only a small executive to coordinate its activities. These officebearers for the Society are elected by members  via a democratic votes initiated at alternate World Congresses of the IST, every 4 years and extended to all members by electronic voting. Elections at this meeting are not for the following 4 years, but for the next 4 year term, commencing at the corresponding World Congress.

Current IST Officebearers

President (2019-2023): Prof. M Kini (National University of Singapore, Singapore), email: dbskinim at

Immediate Past President (2015-2019): Prof. Jay Fox (University of Virginia; Health Systems, Charlottesville, USA), email: jwf8x at

Secretary Treasurer (2019-2023): Prof. Julian White (University of Adelaide & Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia), email: istsecretarytreasurer at

President Elect (2023-2027): to be decided

Secretary Treasurer Elect (2023-2027): to be decided

NOTE: A proposed revision of the IST Constitution in 2019, id adopted by members, will see a change in Council make up. The list below reflects the make up under the Constitution valid up to 2019.

Council Members (2017-2019)

European Section:

President: Prof. Juan Calvete (Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia; C.S.I.C. Valencia, Spain), email: jcalvete at

Secretary: Dr. Nicholas Casewell (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK), email: nicholas.casewell at

Prof. David Warrell (Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, UK), email: david.warrell at

Prof. Jan Tytgat (Laboratory of Toxicology; University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium), email: jan.tytgat at

Pan-American Section:

President: Dr. Denise Tambourgi (Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, Brazil), email: denise.tambourgi at

Secretary: Dr. Yara Curry (Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, Brazil), email: yarac57 at

Prof. José María Gutiérrez (Instituto Clodomiro Picado, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica), email: jose.gutierrez at

Dr. Frank Mari (Hollings Marine Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, USA), email: frank.mari at

Asia-Pacific Section:

President: Prof. Ray Norton (Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia), email: at

Secretary: Prof. Norelle Daly (James Cook University, Cairns, Australia), email: norelle.daly at

Prof. Glenn King (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), email: glenn.king at

Prof. M. Kini (National University of Singapore, Singapore), email: dbskinim at

Past Presidents of the IST:

Findlay E.Russell (USA) 1962-1966
Sherman A.Minton (USA) 1966-1968
André de Vries (South Africa) 1968-1970
Hugh Alistair Reid (UK) 1970-1972
Heribert Michl 1972-1974
Y.Sawai (Japan) 1974-1976
C.R.Diniz (Brazil) 1976-1979
Borje Uvnäs (Sweden) 1979-1982
Gerhard Habermehl (Germany) 1982-1985
Chen-Yuan Lee (Taiwan) 1985-1988
Philip Rosenberg (USA) 1988-1991
Gerhard Habermehl (Germany) 1991-1994
Charlotte L.Ownby (USA) 1994-1997
Franc Gubensek (Slovenia) 1997-2000
Hervé Rochat (France) 2000- 2003
John Harris (UK) 2003-2006
André Ménez (France) 2006-2008
P Gopalakrishnakone (Singapore) 2008-2009
P Gopalakrishnakone (Singapore) 2009-2012
Alan Harvey (UK) 2012-2015
Jay Fox (USA) 2015-2019

Past Secretary Treasurers of the IST:

Paul R.Saunders (USA) 1962-1966
Joseph F.Gennaro (USA) 1966-1968
Erich Kaiser 1968-1975
Akira Ohsaka (Japan) 1975-1982
Dietrich Mebs (Germany) 1982- 2009
Julian White (Australia) 2009-2019