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ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart

Nucleus 2014-2016


Prof. Peter Ferdinandy
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Semmelweis University
Nagyvarad ter 4
1089 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: +36 12104416, email


Dr. Joost P.G. Sluijter 
Cardiology Dept, Experimental Cardiology Lab
University Medical Centre Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100, Room G02.523
3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 250 7567, email


Dr. Derek John Hausenloy, FESC
University College London
The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute
67 Chenies Mews
London WC1E 6HX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 380 9888, email


Prof. Sandrine Lecour, FESC, (ZA), email


Dr. Sean M. Davidson (GB), email
Assist. Prof. Felix Engel (DE), email
Dr. Linda van Laake (NL),email
Prof. Jonathan Leor, FESC, (IL), email
Assist. Prof. Cinzia Perrino (IT), email
Prof. Fabrice Prunier (FR), email
Prof. Kirsti Ytrehus (NO), email


Prof. Rainer Schulz, FESC, (DE), email
Scientific and financial advisor for annual meetings of the WG
Dr. Rosalinda Madonna (IT), email
Organizes a position paper on the "stem cells" topic

Aims & 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.