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ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart

The ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart is looking for active participants in the field of cellular biology and physiology of the heart.
Its aim is to bring together an active group of basic scientists and clinicians who can work together to develop translational research projects for identifying novel therapeutic targets for treating patients with heart disease.

Aims and activities


  • The Working Group on the Cellular Biology of the Heart, as the major basic science working group of the ESC, has as its main objective, the promotion of basic science research in cardiology and encouraging links between clinical medicine and laboratory-based research.
  • The Working Group organises a significant proportion of the research symposia held each year at the societies annual meeting and regularly supports a number of other meetings and teaching programmes.


Nucleus 2020-2022


Dr. Sean M. Davidson
University College London
The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute
67 Chenies Mews
WC1E 6HX London - United Kingdom
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Assoc. Prof. Cinzia Perrino, FESC
Federico II University
Via Pansini 5,
IT-80131 Naples - Italy
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Assist. Prof. Rosalinda Madonna
Department of Neuroscience and Imaging
G. D'annunzio University
Via Dei Vestini
66013 Chieti - Italy
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Prof. Bianca Brundel
Netherlands (The)
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Dr. Thomas Krieg
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Communication Coordinator

Dr. Maurizio Pesce
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Ordinary Nucleus members

Miss Melanie Paillard
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Mrs. Paula Da Costa Martins
Netherlands (The)
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Prof. Petra Kleinbongard, FESC
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Prof. Sabine Steffens, FESC
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Dr. Henrique Girao
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Prof. Mariann Gyongyosi, FESC
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Ex-Officio Nucleus members

Prof. Joost Sluijter, FESC
CARE Liaison
Netherlands (The)

Prof. Sophie Van Linthout
HF Board Representative

Dr. Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella
Liaison with Translational Committee of the HFA-ESC and affiliated to ESC SoT

Dr. Can Tepekoylu