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Basic Science Online Speed Mentoring 2021

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science online speed mentoring

Speed mentoring allows young specialists to meet international experts during one-on-one meetings. Selected applicants will receive career development advice and recommendations from leaders in their fields with years of successful careers behind them.


Basic Science Speed Mentoring 2021 will take place online from 13 to 15 April.

Woman working at home having a video conference with colleagues'It offers me new possibilities in my education and my professional career. The mentoring session was a unique experience. I would advise every young cardiologist to participate.’ Vasileios Panis, Greece.



Tuesday, 13 April 2021, from 10:00 to 11:00 CEST
Peter Ferdinandy, Rosalinda Madonna, Jeremy Pearson, Johann Wojta

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00 CEST
Raffaele De Caterina, Paul Evans, Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 from 15:00 to 16:00 CEST
Barbara Casadei, Paul Evans, Carol Ann Remme

Thursday, 15 April 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 CEST
Imo Hoefer, Jeremy Pearson, Christian Weber, Johann Wojta

Who can apply?

Applicants must be:

  • under 40 years old or in training
  • CBCS Member - Become a Member (it's free to join)

How can I apply?

Applicants will be selected based on their motivation letter and CV. Each applicant will be assigned up to four interviews of 20 minutes each, according to their profile and the mentor's availability.


Extended deadline: Monday 5 April 2021, 23:59 CEST



Barbara Casadei_CBCS 2021.jpgAreas of expertise
Atrial fibrillation, Redox biology.

Place of work
University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Trust’s John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford BHF Centre of Excellence, Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.


Raffaele De Caterina.jpg

Areas of expertise
Antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, antithrombotic drugs, vascular biology, atherosclerosis.

Place of work
Ospedale di Cisanello, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.


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Areas of expertise
Atherosclerosis, endothelial, gene expression.

Place of work
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.


Peter Ferdinandy_CBCS 2021.jpgAreas of expertise
Infarction, heart failure, cardioprotection, cardiotoxicity, co-morbidities and co-medications, transcriptomics, molecular networks, network medicine, clinical pharmacology.

Place of work
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; Pharmahungary Group, Szeged, Hungary.



Areas of expertise
Vascular biology, vessel growth, myocardial infarction, public-private-partnerships.

Place of work
UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Rosalina MADONNA

Rosalina Madonna.pngAreas of expertise
Cell therapy, antiblastic drug-induced cardiotoxicity, atherosclerosis.

Place of work
University of Pisa, Institute of Cardiology, Pisa, Italy.



Pearson_Jeremy_2016.jpgAreas of expertise
Vascular biology, grant writing, research funding.

Place of work
King's College London
British Heart Foundation, London, UK.

Carol Ann REMME

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Areas of expertise
Basic and translational cardiac electrophysiology, inherited sudden cardiac death, ion channelopathies, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, transgenic models, human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived (iPSC) cardiomyocytes

Place of work
Amsterdam UMC, location Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Carlo Gabriele TOCCHETTI


Areas of expertise
Heart failure, Myocardial function, cardio-oncology, cardiotoxicity.

Place of work
Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

Christian WEBER

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Johann WOJTA

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Areas of expertise
Atherosclerosis, inflammation, macrophages, monocytes, fibrinolysis.

Place of work
Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Internal Medecine II, Division of Cardiology.