Lars Arendt-Nielsen, DMSc, PhD, is full professor in translational pain research, founder, and director of the International Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University, Denmark. He is also the founder and director of R&D at the clinical trial unit, C4Pain. He has delivered more than 200 keynote lectures at international conferences and has published more than 840 peer-reviewed journal papers on experimental and clinical assessment of pain and on application of human pain biomarkers in drug development. Has served on the IASP Council, as co-chair of the IASP Global Year Against Musculoskeletal Pain in 2010, and is on the board of IASP Press. He is chair-elect of IASP’s Special Interest Group on Musculoskeletal Pain. In 2007, he was knighted by the Danish Queen for his contribution to science.