Professor Heribert Schunkert, Director of the National Centre of Cardiovascular Research will give a lecture in the OMICUM’s lecture hall (105) on 12 June at 10:00
Professor Heribert Schunkert conducts his research in the field of molecular biology and genetics of atherosclerosis with the aim of identifying the genetic roots of myocardial infarction. He also coordinates research networks sponsored by BMBF, the EU and the Leducq Foundation, and is a member of the National Centre of Cardiovascular Research.
Professor Schunkert studied medicine at RWTH Aachen where he has also worked as a resident physician. He completed a DFG research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School, Boston) before becoming an instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School). He acquired his German medical board certification in internal medicine and cardiology at the University Hospital of Regensburg. During this time he completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, as a recipient of the DFG Heisenberg scholarship. He has held a C3 professorship in Regensburg and a C4 professorship in Lübeck. He has worked at TUM and the German Heart Centre Munich (DHM) since October 2012. Professor Schunkert is the recipient of numerous awards. He is on the supervisory board of the University Hospital of Regensburg and author of more than 420 publications.