Partner Site Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck

Prof. Dr. Stefan Blankenberg
Partner site spokesperson
(University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Prof. Dr. Derk Frank
Deputy partner site spokesperson
(Kiel University | UKSH, Campus Kiel)

Prof. Dr. Inke R. König
Deputy partner site spokesperson
(Universität zu Lübeck | UKSH, Campus Lübeck)

Dr. Doreen Stimpel
Partner site manager
(University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf)
phone: +49 40 7410 53181 

Administrative assistant to the partner site manager:

Nadine Piela
phone: +49 40 7410 53032

Principal Investigators

Open table

Profile of Partner Site

The DZHK partner site Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck combines the cardiovascular research areas of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Cardiovascular Research Center Hamburg) and Asklepios Hospital St. Georg in Hamburg with the University of Lübeck and Kiel University. The partner of both Schleswig-Holstein universities is the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein.

The partner site focuses on the clinical pictures of coronary heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Its expertise is based in particular on five areas that have received international recognition and shall be bundled within the framework of the DZHK:

  • Genetics and molecular epidemiology of cardiovascular disease
  • Mechanisms of cardiac remodelling and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 
  • Cardiac tissue engineering and pluripotent stem cells
  • Leukocytes in vascular and myocardial inflammation
  • Invasive treatment of arrhythmias

The projects and activities shall be part of the multi-centre research projects that link all seven partner sites, through which scientific findings and innovative methods shall be transferred more quickly into clinical treatments (link to core facilities). Moreover, the partner site shall be supported by its international connections and its access to patient cohorts worldwide.

In addition, projects to support young scientists and to improve “family friendliness” shall be integrated into the research activities. These include regular seminars and annual conferences with the participation of all members, joint research projects, exchange of scientists and targeted support for women scientists with children.