Christoph Maack received his MD at the University of Cologne (Germany) in 2000. From 2000 to 2017, he worked at the Department of Cardiology at the University of the Saarland in Homburg, Germany. Between 2002 and 2005, he was a post-doc in the lab of Brian O’Rourke at the Department of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, US. In 2017, he became Spokesperson of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC) at the University Clinic in Würzburg, Germany, where he also chairs the Department of Translational Science. His work focuses on cellular defects in chronic heart failure, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms of contractile, mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction in heart failure.