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Professor Johannes Backs

University hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany)

Johannes received his MD degree from Heidelberg University in 2002 and was trained as a clinician from 1998-2003 in the Center of Internal Medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital. He was then trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology of UT Southwestern in Dallas from 2003-2007 (with Eric N. Olson). After leading an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group in Heidelberg from 2007-2013, Johannes was in 2013 appointed as a W3-Professor of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and in 2015 promoted to the Director of the Department of Molecular Cardiology & Epigenetics at Heidelberg University Hospital. In 2018, he became the inaugural Executive Director of the newly established Institute of Experimental Cardiology at Heidelberg University Hospital. Johannes’ group made discoveries in the fields of cardiac gene regulation and metabolism. For instance, his work has collectively demonstrated that lipid droplet-associated enzymes regulate histone deace

Rapid Fire 1 - Basic Science

Event: Heart Failure 2019 - 6th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure

Topic: Basic Science

Session type: Rapid Fire Abstracts

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Stress-induced heart failure

Event: Heart Failure 2018 & World Congress on Acute Heart Failure

Topic: Cardiac Biology and Physiology

Session type: Symposium

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Basic Science

Event: Heart Failure 2018 & World Congress on Acute Heart Failure

Topic: Basic Science

Session type: Rapid Fire Abstracts

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Young Investigator Award: Basic and Translational Science

Event: HEART FAILURE 2016

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session type: Young Investigator Award Abstracts

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