Christoph Maack,

Received his MD at the University of Cologne (Germany) in 2000. Between 2000 and 2017, he worked at the Department of Cardiology at the University of the Saarland in Homburg, Germany, and from 2002-2005 as a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Brian O’Rourke at the Department of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, US. In 2017, he became Head of Translational Research at the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC) at the University Clinic in Würzburg, Germany, where he also serves as the Spokesperson of the CHFC. His work focuses on cellular defects in chronic heart failure, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms of contractile, mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction in heart failure.

For his work, Maack received support from the German Research Foundation (Emmy Noether Program, Heisenberg Professorship) and several awards, such as the Albert-Fraenkel- (2014) and the Arthur-Weber Awards (2015) of the German Cardiac Society and the Keith Reimer Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Heart Research (ISHR; 2019), respectively. He served on the Board of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from 2010-2016, where he was Coordinator of the Translational Research Committee (2011-2014) and Chair of the Basic Science section (2014-2016). In 2018, he entered the Council of the ISHR, European Section (ES) and since 2020 is president-elect of the ISHR-ES. Maack is on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Research- and Basic Research in Cardiology, on the Advisory Board of Nature Reviews Cardiology and an Associate Editor of Circulation Research.