Prof. Thomas Eschenhagen MDDirector of the Institute of Pharmacology, University of Hamburg; Chairman of the Board DZHK

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    Thomas Eschenhagen is a medical doctor and pharmacologist and has been Director of the Institute of Pharmacology at the University of Hamburg since 2002. His speciality is cardiovascular research, where he is one of the leading international scientists, particularly in the field of strengthening and regenerating the heart. Since its foundation in 2011, Thomas Eschenhagen has been Chairman of the Board of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), and since 2019 he has been President of the International Society for Heart Research. He is a member of the board of the German Foundation for Heart Research and has been Associate Editor of Circulation, one of the leading cardiovascular journals, since 2016. Thomas Eschenhagen is a member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, the Leopoldina and the Academia Europaea and has been awarded funding by the European Research Council, ERC