Prof. Hugo A Katus is Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Department of Internal Medicine III (Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology) and Head of Internal Medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is also Head of Cardiology at two affiliated hospitals in the Heidelberg area. He is chairing the German Center for Cardiovascular Research Heidelberg/Mannheim (DZHK) and served as Speaker of the National Genome Research Network (NGFN). Prof. Katus was founder and director of the Academy of German Cardiac Society and is the now the Past-President of German Cardiac Society.
Prof Katus invented the cardiac troponin T assay, for which he holds a patent jointly with Roche Diagnostics. This invention changed practice of cardiology. In addition to his research interest in cardiac biomarkers he focused on molecular and genetic causes of cardiomyopathies and promoted in the translation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in heart failure. He is Co-Founder of InoCar
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