• 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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Ready for your own research group?

The DZHK is looking for excellent young researchers who want to lead their own group. The Junior Research Groups can be established at one of the seven DZHK sites. Applicants can decide by themselves to which institution they would like to go to. Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018.


DZHK Precision Medicine Summit 2018

Precision medicine for cardiomyopathies demands for novel concepts in applied biomedical research, innovative diagnostics and individualized therapies. The DZHK partner site Heidelberg/Mannheim cordially invites you to the "DZHK Precision Medicine Summit 2018 - Cardiomyopathies & Heart Failure"

Paper of the Month

April 2018

Electromechanical vortex filaments during cardiac fibrillation. Nature, 2018. DZHK authors: Christoph, Richter, Schröder-Schetelig, Hasenfuß, Luther

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