Heribert Schunkert

Munich, Germany

Heribert Schunkert is Professor of Cardiology at the Technische Universitaet Munich, Director of the Cardiology Department and Medical Director of the German Heart Centre Munich. After completing his medical studies, he undertook a research fellowship at the Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, USA and subsequent clinical fellowships at Beth Israel Hospital, the Universitaetsklinikum, Regensburg, and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. From 2002-2012 Professor Schunkert was Director of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Luebeck, before appointment to his current position. His research focuses on the molecular genetics of multifactorial cardiovascular disease. He coordinates several European Union- and the German BMBF-sponsored projects, as well as the European-American Leducq network CADgenomics which aims to identify genetic factors contributing to myocardial infarction. He has served on the Board of Directors of the German Societies of Hypertension and Cardiology, and is the author of more than 500 publications in international journals.


Monday 27 May 15:45

What have we learned about CVD risk from genome-wide association studies?

Cardiovascular risk assessment from epidemiology to genetics