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Awards and Grants

Laureates of the Young DZHK retreat poster award 2016: Franziska Rathjens, Göttingen; Susanne Schlick, Göttingen.
Laureates of the Young DZHK retreat poster award 2016: Christian Müller, Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck; Annelie Blumrich, Berlin.

June 2017

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Soehnlein from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München received the Young Investigator Award for his translational research at the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Investigation (ESCI) in Genoa. In a second award ceremony Prof. Söhnlein has been honered with the prize of the Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) foundation. More
  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Zeller from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has been elected as the speaker of the e:Med project committee. Her and other partners have also received a grant of 540.000 Euro over two years out of the e:Med program for the project "coNfirm - Systems Medicine of a Heart Disease Network for improving multilevel heart health".
  • Prof. Dr. Sonja Schrepfer from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and international partners have received a grant of 2,6 million dollars from the Center for  Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) for the project  "Microgravity as Model for Immunological Senescenece and its Impact on Tissue Stem Cells and Regeneration". More

  • Prof. Dr. Holger Gerhardt from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and six international partners have received 6 million Euro from the  Fondation Leducq for the project "ATTRACT: Arterial flow as attractor for endothelial cell migration".
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Uecker and Prof. Dr. Joachim Lotz of the University Medical Center Göttingen have received a grant of 335.300 Euro from the DFG for their project "Ultrafast and robust 4D-magnetic resonance imaging for cardiovascular applications"
  • PD Dr. Mahir Karakas, MBA, from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has been appointed as the outstanding member of the Medicines Commission of the German Medical association for the field of internal medicine-cardiology in the legislative period from 2017-2019.

May 2017

  • Elham Kayvanpour from the Heidelberg University Hospital has received the research prize of the Dresdener Herz-Kreislauf-Tage 2017 which is endowed with 10.000 Euro. Mehr
    She also has received a poster prize at the DGIM 2017which is endowed with 1.000 Euro.
  • Dr. Farbod Sedaghat-Hamedani from the Heidelberg University Hospital has been honered at the DGIM 2017 by reaching the first place of the Young Investigator Awards. Mehr

April 2017

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Zeiher from the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main is president elect of the German Cardiac Society (DGK), his term of office begins in 2019. More
  • Dr. med. Hendrik Sager, a DZHK young scientist from the German Heart Centre Munich has received a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft which ist endowed with 335.000 Euro. With grants the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is encouraging the implementation of research projects with high scientific quality and originality according to international Standards.
  • A paper published by Prof. Dr. Martin Uecker of the University Medical Center Göttingen and colleagues has been honored at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine as the best-cited paper of the year 2014 of the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. The title of this work is "ESPIRiT - An Eigenvalue Approach to Autocalibrating Parallel MRI: Where SENSE meets GRAPPA". More

During the annual conference of the German Cardiac Society the following DZHK scientists have been awarded:

  • Prof. Dr. Viacheslav Nikolaev vom University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has received the Albert-Fraenkel-Preis 2017 which is endowed with 5.200 Euro.
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Backs from the University Hospital Heidelberg has received the Arthur-Weber-Preis 2017 which is endowed with 10.000 Euro.
  • Prof. Dr. Konstantinos StellosUniversity Hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt has received the Oskar-Lapp-Forschungspreis 2017 which is endowed with 12.000 Euro.
  • Dr. Tobias Petzold from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich has received the Franz-Maximilian-Groedel-Forschungspreis 2017 which is endowed with 5.000 Euro.
  • Young Investigator Award- Structural heart disease: Dr. Teresa Trenkwalder (Munich)
  • Young Investigator Award- Coronary heart disease: Dr. Sebastian Kufner (Munich)
  • Frau Tan-An Dang has received the general DGK poster prize coupled with a prize money of 1000 Euro.

March 2017

  • Anne Radloff of the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein / Campus Kiel has received a Kaltenbach-PhD scholarship of the Deutsche Herzstiftung.
  • Professor Dr. Hugo Katus from the University Hospital Heidelberg is the new president of the German Cardiac Society.
  • Dorotée Julia Trembinski from the University Hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration has been honored with the "Young Investigator Award" at the "Dutch-German Joint Meeting of the Molecular Cardiology Groups".

February 2017

  • Dr. Kirstin Hoff of the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein / Campus Kiel has been honored with the "Young Investigator Award 2017" of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Kardiologie.
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Lauten (Charité- Universitätsklinikum Berlin) has received the Dr. Rusche research project award from the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Deutsche Stiftung für Herzforschung and therefore gets supported by a total sum of 60.000 Euros for his research project. More
  • Dr. Dong Wang from the University Heart Center Hamburg has been honered by the Junior Researcher Award of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. More
  • Prof. Matthias G. Friedrich of the Heidelberg University Hospital has become the new president of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). More
  • Prof. Jens Frahm from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen has been honored for his life's work with the Jacob-Henle-Medaille by the University Medical Center Göttingen. More
  • Dr. med. Marc-Phillip Hitz (PhD) of the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein / Campus Kiel has received the Wissenschaftspreis 2017 of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Kardiologie.
  • Dr. Lars Mägdefessel Head of a junior research group at the DZHK at the Technische Universität München has been granted with a Heisenberg professorship by the DFG.
  • Robert Oehring of the University Medicine Greifswald has received a Kaltenbach-PhD scholarship of the Deutsche Herzstiftung.

January 2017

  • PD Dr. Karl Toischer of the University Medical Center Göttingen has been honored  for his research on the domain of cardiac arrhythmias with the August Wilhelm und Liselotte Becht-Forschungspreis of the German Heart Research Foundation which is endowed with 15.000 Euros.

December 2016

  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dimmeler of the Goethe University Frankfurt has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Berlin Institut of Health (BIH) since 1 December 2016. More

November 2016

  • Dr. Uwe Raaz of the University Medical Center Göttingen has been honored with the Young Investigator Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arterielle Gefäßsteifigkeit (DeGAG). More
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen was inducted into the Hall of Fame of German research. More
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) has been honored with the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis of the governing mayor of Berlin 2016. More

October 2016

  • Prof. Christian Weber from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich was listed by the american web portal 'expertscape' as the world's leading expert in Atherosclerosis. More
  • Dr. Christian-H. Heeger from the Asklepios Kliniken Hamburg has been honored with the Hugo-von-Ziemssen-Posterpreis 2016 at the Meeting of the German Cardiac Society. 

September 2016

  • DZHK Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Matthias Endres (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) was elected as a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
  • Laureates of the Young DZHK Retreat Poster Award 2016 are: Susanne Schlick, Göttingen; Franziska Rathjens, Göttingen.
  • Laureates of the Young DZHK Retreat Lecture Award 2016 are: Christian Müller, Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck; Annelie Blumrich, Berlin.
  • Dr. Hendrik B. Sager from the German Heart Centre Munich has been honored with the Uta and Jürgen Breunig research award 2016 of the Deutsche Herzstiftung (German Heart Foundation) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin. More
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Gotthardt of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has been appointed W3 Professor for “Experimental and Translational Cardiology” at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in cooperation with the MDC. More
  • Prof. Sabine Steffens from the hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich has been honored with the ESC Outstanding Achievement Award 2016. More

June 2016

  • PD Dr. Sophie Van Linthout (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) was elected as a core member of the ESC ‚Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart’.

May 2016

  • Prof. Didier Stainier from the Max Planck Institut for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim was elected as a member of the EMBO. More

April 2016

  • Prof. Didier Stainier from the Max Planck Institut for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim has been honored with the ERC Advanced Grant with 2.5 million euros over 5 years. More
  • Prof. Ziya Kaya from the Heidelberg University Hospital received the Franz-Maximilian-Groedel-Forschungspreis of the German Cardiac Society for his work about fundamental mechanisms of the inflammatory cardiomyopathy. 
  • Prof. Johannes Backs from the Heidelberg University Hospital has been honored with the Outstanding Investigator Award of the International Society of Heart Research (ISHR) for his work about the basic mechanisms of chronic cardiac insufficiency. More 
  • Dr. Constanze Schmidt from the Heidelberg University Hospital received the Oskar-Lapp-Forschungspreis 2016 of the Oskar-Lapp-Stiftung.
  • Prof. Christian Weber, director of the Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention (IPEK) and holder of the chair in Vascular Medicine at the LMU, has been honored with the ERC Advanced Grant for the second time. He receives 2.5 million euros for his project "PROVASC; Cell-specific vascular protection by CXCL12/CXCR4". More
  • Dr. Hendrik B. Sager from the German Heart Centre Munich has been honored with the Uta and Jürgen Breunig research award 2016 of the Deutsche Herzstiftung (German Heart Foundation) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin for his project "Therapeutic silencing of leukocyte adhesion molecules in atherosclerosis and acute myocardial infarction".
  • Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos from the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of the Helmholtz Zentrum München has been honored with the ERC Advanced Grant of the European Research Council with 2.49 million euros over 5 years for his project PREMSOT (Precision Multi-Spectral Optoacoustic Tomography for Discovery Diagnosis and Intervention). More
  • Prof. Thomas Wieland from the University Medical Centre Mannheim held the "Honory Award Lecture on Basic Science" at the annual meeting of the German Cardiac Society.

February 2016

  • Prof. Dr. Jeanette-Schulz-Menger (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) is the first female president of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance since January 2016. More
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Eschenhagen from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) was elected as President of the International Society for Heart Research International for the period from 2019 to 2022. 
  • Prof. Dr. Lucie Carrier from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is already council member and was now elected as President (2016 to 2020) of the International Society for Heart Research European Section.

January 2016

  • PD Dr. Renate Schnabel from the University Heart Center (UHZ) receives the ERC Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council with 2 million euros over 5 years for her innovative project about risk prediction of atrial fibrillation.
  • Dr. Michael Kreußer of the Heidelberg University Hospital has been honored with the Forßmann-Preis, worth 5,000 euro for his scientific work, which contributes to a better understanding of pathophysiology of heart hypertrophy as a cause of cardiac insufficiency. More

December 2015

  • Dr. Mahir Karakas from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) receives the Werner Otto Preis, worth 8,000 euro for his work: Circulation microRNAs strongly predict cardiovascular death in patients with coronary artery disease. More 
  • Dr. Lars Maegdefessel from the University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar has been honored with the ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council with 1,5 million euros over 5 years for his project “Therapeutic and Biomarker Potential of long non-coding RNAs in Vascular Disease.” ERC press release

November 2015

  • Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Stellos of the DZHK partner site Rhein/Main has been honored with the „Young Investigator Award“ of the American Heart Association’s Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology for his translational research about the role of RNA editing in gene expression in atherosclerotic heart disease, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, 8th of November 2015. Prof. Stellos is a cardiologist at the Center of Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology, and research group leader at the Center of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • Dr. Christoph Zehendner from the DZHK partner site Rhein/Main was awarded with the „ATVB Early Career Investigator Award“ of the American Heart Association during AHA Scientific Sessions in Orlando on 10th of November 2015. Dr. Zehendner received the distinguished award for his work on the role of noncoding RNAs in human pericyte biology and his previous scientific accomplishments. Dr. Zehendner is a clinical fellow at the Center of Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology and researcher at the Center of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University Frankfurt.

October 2015

  • Dr. Uwe Raaz from University Medical Center Göttingen has been awarded the Jörg-Vollmar-Preis 2015 for his outstanding research paper "Segmental aortic stiffening contributes to experimental abdominal aortic aneurysm development“, which was published in Circulation in 2015. The Jörg-Vollmar-Preis, worth 5,000 Euro, is endowed by the Jörg-Vollmar-Foundation, and is awarded annually by the German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine.

September 2015

  • Laureates of the Young DZHK Retreat Poster Award 2015 are: Dario Bongiovanni, Munich; Maksymilian Prondzynski, Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck; Alexander Goedel, Munich.
  • At the ESC Congress in London, Dr. Mahir Karakas of DZHK partner site Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck has been honored with the Moderated Posters Award 2015 for his poster presentation "Prognostic value of circulating MicroRNAs in patients with coronary artery disease - results from the AtheroGene study."
  • At the ESC Congress in London, Dr. Christian Kupatt of DZHK partner site Munich has been honored with the Moderated Posters Award 2015 for his poster presentation "Impact of diabetes mellitus on Thymosin B4 mediated therapeutic neovascularization."

July 2015

  • In Cardiff, UK, Martin Bahls has been awarded the Experimental Physiology Early Carear Author's Prize 2014 (Runner Up), worth 500 Dollar, for his outstanding research paper "Mother's exercise during pregnancy programmes vasomotor function in adult offspring".
  • In New Orleans, Prof. Johannes Backs of DZHK partner site Heidelberg/Mannheim has been honored with the "Outstanding Early Investigator Award" of the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Science Council for his translational research about the interaction of the epigenetic factor "HDAC4" with the protein kinase "CaMKII".
  • In Sao Paolo, Brazil, cardiovascular researcher Prof. Michael Bader of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has been honored with the gold medal of the E.K. Frey-E. Werle Foundation. He received the award for his research about the role of kinins in the context of the conference "Kinin 2015".

June 2015

  • The Ernst Schering Foundation in Berlin awards the 2015 Friedmund Neumann Prize to the molecular biologist Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut from the Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health for her outstanding research on the molecular genetic mechanisms of endocrinological and metabolic diseases. The award ceremony will take place on September 28, 2015, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

May 2015

  • Stefanie Dimmeler has now received the coveted ERC Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), which will allow her to study a large group of non-coding RNAs. She believes that this group plays a role in creating heart attacks, strokes and cancer. ERC has awarded her 2.5 million Euros over the next five years. More

April 2015

  • In the next five years, Dr. Mirko Völkers (Heidelberg University Hospital) will be promoted through the Emmy Noether-Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG), worth 1,5 million Euro to examine key mechanisms of abnormal thickening of the myocardium.
  • For his research on chemical modifications of the genotype which weakens the heart, Dr. Farbod Sedagat-Hamedani (Heidelberg University Hospital) has been awarded a grant of the German Cardiac Society, worth 50.000 Euro.
  • Dr. Elham Kayvanpour (Heidelberg University Hospital) receives start-up funding of the Dres. Majic/Majic-Schlez-Foundation of the medical faculty Heidelberg, worth 6.000 Euro for her research on the genetic causes of DCM.
  • DZHK Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Patrick Most (Heidelberg University Hospital) has been awarded the Albert-Fraenkel-Preis 2015, worth 5,200 Euro for his research on gene therapy of chronic heart failure.
  • DZHK Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Adnan Kastrati, Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases, German Heart Centre Munich, receives the Paul-Morawitz-Preis, worth 5,200 Euro for his research on coronary heart disease.
  • PD Dr. Antje Voigt (Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) receives the Klaus-Georg-und-Sigrid-Hengstberger-Forschungsstipendium 2015, worth 25,000 Euro for her research paper "Therapeutic potential of the ISG15-system in inflammatory cardiomyopathy."
  • For her research paper "MRTF-A controls vessel growth and maturation by increasing the expression of CCN1 and CCN2", Dr. Rabea Hinkel (Klinikum der Universität München) has been awarded the Franz-Maximilian-Groedel Forschungspreis 2015, worth 5,000 Euro.
  • For his research paper "Hemmung von CCR2 bei Autoimmunmyokarditis", Dr. Florian Leuschner (Heidelberg University Hospital) has been awarded the Publikationspreis of working group "chronic heart failure" 2015, worth 2,000 Euro.
  • DZHK Principal Investigator Sonja Schrepfer from the University Heart Center Hamburg at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) receives the Paul Martini Prize for her pioneering work in new therapies for coronary heart disease and other diseases caused by vasoconstriction. The prize, endowed with 25,000 Euro, is awarded annually by the Berlin-based Paul Martini Foundation, for outstanding achievements in clinical and therapeutic pharmaceutical research.

March 2015

  • Prof. Dr. Felix Berger, chief physician of the Charite’s Clinics for Congenital Heart Defects and Paediatric Cardiology and the German Heart Institute Berlin receives the “UHZ-Preis”, the award of the University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen, worth 5,000 Euro, for his pioneering achievement in interventional Cardiology on congenital heart defects pre-teen and adult age.
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Head of the Göttingen University Hospital's Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Prinicipal Investigator at the DZHK, and Presidium Member of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany, was elected President at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychsomatic Society (APS) in Savannah, USA (18.-21.03.2015). He accepted Office as first European in the over 70-year-old history of the Society.

January 2015

  • DZHK-young scientist Dr. Mihaela Delcea of the University Medicine Greifswald receives an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros for her project "Nanomethods to understand what makes an endogenous protein immunogenic".

December 2014

  • For the discovery of a new Omega-3-aliphatic acid-metabolites which facilitates vascularization, Dr. Jiong Hu (DZHK-partner site Frankfurt) has been awarded the Hermann-Rein-Preis worth 2,000 Euro of the Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology. The Herrmann-Rein-Preis is awarded for outstanding achievements in the area of experimental or clinical research in microcirculation and vascular biology.
  • DZHK-scientist Dr. Reinier Boon of the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) has been granted an ERC-Starting Grant worth 1,5 Million Euro.

November 2014

  • Member of the Young-DZHK Dong Wang was selected as Vivien Thomas Young Investigators Award Finalist. Dong Wang performed his Medical Doctoral Thesis in the Stem Cell and Immunobiology (TSI) Laboratory (Heisenberg-Group of Prof. Dr. med. Sonja Schrepfer) at the University Heart Center Hamburg (UHZ), and has been selected as a finalist for the award based on his research, entitled, "Local microRNA modulation is feasible: A novel anti-miR-21-eluting stent prevents in-stent restenosis." Wang's work was presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Chicago on November 16th, 2014.
  • Frankfurt Cardiologist and DZHK young scientist PD Dr. med. Konstantinos Stellos was selected as finalist for the “ATVB Early Career Investigator Award” at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. Stellos is head of working groups in the Medical Clinic III/Cardiology and of the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration at Goethe University Frankfurt.

October 2014

  • Speaker of the DZHK partner site Berlin, Prof. Dr. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, has been honored with an honorary doctorate from the Medical University of Innsbruck (Austria) on 25th October 2014 for her outstanding achievements in the field of gender medicine.
  • DZHK scientist Dr. Reinier Boon of the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration in Frankfurt was nominated into the final round of the Galenus von Pergamon Preis which is donated from Springer Medizin.
  • Frankfurt Cardiologist and DZHK-Nachwuchswissenschaftler PD Dr. med. Konstantinos Stellos of University Medical Center Frankfurt, Medical Clinic III/Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration receives the Inge-Edler-Forschungsstipendium this year. Stellos was awarded the advancement award in the context of the autumn conference of the German Cardiac Society (DGK) in Düsseldorf. This grant funds young scientists for one year to implement their research projects in the field of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Researching pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca supports the grant.

June 2014

  • The German Heart Foundation has awarded the Wilhelm P. Winterstein-Preis worth 10,000 Euro to DZHK young scientist PD Dr. med. Konstantinos Stellos of University Medical Center Frankfurt, Medical Clinic III/Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration. Dr. Stellos has been granted the award for his work “Amyloid-beta und das kardiovaskuläre Mortalitätsrisiko bei Patienten mit koronarer Herzerkrankung”.

April 2014

  • At the annual conference of the German Society for Cardiology, DZHK scientist Dr. Reinier Boon of the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration in Frankfurt was awarded the Franz-Maximilian-Groedel-Forschungspreis for his work "Die Hemmung der microRNA-34a verbessert die Alters- und Infarkt-bedingte Einschränkung der Herzfunktion".
  • Frankfurt Cardiologist and DZHK young scientist PD Dr. med. Konstantinos Stellos of University Medical Center Frankfurt, Medical Clinic III/Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration has been awarded the second prize of the Hans-Blömer Young Investigator Award for Clinical Heart-Circulatory Research 2014 of the German Cardiac Society.

February 2014

  • Frankfurt Cardiologist and DZHK young scientist PD Dr. med. Konstantinos Stellos of University Medical Center Frankfurt, Medical Clinic III/Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, receives the Else-Kröner-Memorial-Stipendium der Else Kröner-Fresenius-Foundation this year. The grant worth 200,000 Euro honors outstanding research achievements and will give PD Dr. Konstantinos Stellos space for two years to further his research in the area of vascular inflammation.

January 2014

  • The German Heart Research foundation supports the working group Molecular Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Center (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf) of the DZHK-researchers Dr. Tanja Zeller, Dirk Westermann and Dr. Christoph Sinning with a sum of 55.000 euro. The supported subject is Novel Biomarkers in Heart Failure with Reduced and Preserved Ejection Fraction in the General Population.

October 2013

  • The German Heart Research Foundation supports Dr. Giulia Mearini's (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf UKE, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology) project RNA basierte Therapiestrategie zur Korrektur der hypertrophen Kardiomyopathie mittels Exon-Einschluss with a sum of 50.000 Euros for a period of 1.5 years.
  • Chariman of the DZHK-Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Thomas Eschenhagen has been awarded the "ERC Advanced Grant" by the European Research Council. Eschenhagen receives 2,5 million Euro within the next five years for his research on Artificial Heart Tissue.

June 2013

  • Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm, Director of the Biomedical NMR Research Inc. at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, receives the Wissenschaftspreis des Stifterverbandes für die Deutsche Wissenschaft 2013 worth €50.000. More

May 2013

  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Lotz, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of Göttingen, has been awarded the Eugenie-und-Felix-Wachsmann-Prize of the Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft für medizinische Radiologie.
  • Dr. Sonia Donzelli, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), has been granted € 74.171,- for 12 months by the Werner Otto Foundation for the research project “Novel role for HNO in the regulation of blood pressure through oxidation of PKG1α“
  • DZHK scientist Dr. Reinier Boon of the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration in Frankfurt has been appointed as Junior faculty member to the LOEWE Center for Gene Therapy (LOEWE-CGT) which is funded by Land Hessen.

April 2013

  • Prof. Dr. Christian W. Hamm (Kerckhoff Hospital, Heart and Thorax Centre, Bad Nauheim) is new president of the German Cardiac Society (DGK). The term of the presidency is two years.
  • Dr. Florian Weinberger, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has been granted € 60.000,- by the  German Heart Research Foundation for the research project „Kardiale Gewebeersatztherapie mittels künstlichem Herzgewebe aus induzierten pluripotenten Stammzellen im Infarktmodell des Meerschweinchen“ .

March 2013

  • DZHK scientist Dr. Reinier Boon of the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration in Frankfurt has won the “Young Investigator Award” at the “Dutch-German joint meeting of the molecular cardiology working groups” in Heidelberg.

October 2012

  • Dr. Felix Friedrich, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), has been granted € 60.000 by the German Heart Foundation for his project „Medikamentöse Therapie der hypertrophen Kardiomyopathie an einem Mausmodell“.

September 2012

  • Dr. Christina Hornung, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), has been honored with the Young Investigator Award (€ 600) on the 9th Meeting of the European Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology in Florence for her work for evaluation of a causal therapeutic approach for treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

July 2012

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Borggrefe, director of the 1st Medical Clinic at the University Medical Center Mannheim was appointed Vice-President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

May 2012

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Eschenhagen, director of the Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and chairman of the DZHK-Board of Directors has been honored with the Outstanding Investigator Award 2012 of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR). With this prize, the ISHR appreciates Prof. Eschenhagen's outstanding achievements concerning cardiovascular research.
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Tschöpe, assistant medical director of the Department of Cardiology and Pulmonology at Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF) in Berlin, has been honored with the Arthur-Weber prize (€ 10.000) by the German Cardiac Society for his outstanding work in development of new therapy options for heart failure and cardiomyopathy.
  • Dr. Justus Stenzig, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), has been granted the 2nd prize at the Young Investigator Award Competition 2012 by the European Section of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR).
  • Doreen Stimpel, Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), has been honored with the Young Investigator Award 2012 in Basic Science Research by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

April 2012

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Borggrefe, director of the 1st Medical Clinic and Prof. Dobromir Dobrev, director of the Department of Experimental Cardiology, both at the DZHK partner site Heidelberg / Mannheim, have received the Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society for their lifetime achievement. Both of them are in a leading position regarding development of new procedures for treatment of arrhythmias.

January 2012

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Eschenhagen, director of the Institute for Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and chairman of the DZHK-Board of Directors has been elected member of the The Grants Committee on Collaborative Research Centresby the senate of the German Research Foundation for three years (2012 – 2014).

June 2011

  • Dr. Johannes Backs, Cardiologist at the Heidelberg Medical University Hospital, has been awarded the Klaus-Georg-und-Sigrid-Hengstberger-Forschungsstipendium, worth 50,000 Euro, of the German Cardiac Society for his research in the context of the multifunction protein CaMKll and chronic cardiac insufficiency.
  • Dr. Patrick A. Schweizer, Cardiologist at the Heidelberg University Hospital, receives the Woldemar-Mobitz-Forschungspreis 2011, worth 6,000 Euro, of the German Cardiac Society for his research on the emergence of heart rhythm.

April 2011

  • Olympia Bikou and PD Dr. Dierk Thomas, working group on molecular and translational cardiac electrophysiology of Heidelberg Medical University Hospital's department for cardiology, have been awarded the Wolfgang-Trautwein-Forschungspreis 2011, worth 10,000 Euro, for their success in the context of gene therapy and atrial fibrillation. The price will be presented at the annual meeting of the German Cardiac Society in Mannheim (27.-30. April).