• Mission

    The most important goal of the DZHK is to make research findings available as quickly as possible to all patients in Germany and to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Shared Expertise

    The scientists of the different DZHK partner sites provide their colleagues at other partner sites with scientific competences or laboratory methods in the context of at least bilateral projects.

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  • Clinical Studies

    DZHK-research focusses on clinical studies, registers and cohorts involving all 17 clinical site partners. Also non-DZHK-member-institutions include patients in DZHK-studies.

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DZHK Mentoring Programme

The DZHK wants to support talented junior scientists in their first leadership position. The mentoring programme is targeted at postdoctoral members of the Young DZHK, as well as DZHK science managers, who have already taken up their first leadership position. The programme will be held in English. Deadline for applying for the next DZHK Mentoring ends at December 1st 2019.


Clinical data and biomaterials

The DZHK collection of data and biomaterials is available to scientists worldwide. Get an overview of the collection. Use the Feasibility Explorer.

Paper of the Month

October 2019

Cardiac alpha-Actin (ACTC1) Gene Mutation Causes Atrial-Septal Defects Associated With Late-Onset Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine. DZHK authors: Derk Frank, Ashraf Y. Rangrez, Alexander Bernt, Ankush Borlepawar, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann,...

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Funded by the DZHK since january 2015: The Cardiological Competence Networks