Gerd Hasenfuß is Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology and since 1998 Director of the Clinic of Cardiology and Pneumology at University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany, since 2001 Chair of Heart Center Göttingen, and since 2010 of Heart Research Center Göttingen. He is a specialist in heart failure pathophysiology and clinical treatment. His main research interests include calcium cycling, electrophysiology, and stem cell biology. Dr. Hasenfuß received his training in medicine at University of Freiburg from 1982 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990 he was Visiting Assistant Professor at Department Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Burlington, Vermont, USA. 1993 to 1998 he was an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Freiburg. From 2011 until 2019 he was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the DZHK (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislaufforschung e.V.). Since 2012 he is Speaker of the CRC 1002 "Modulatory Units in Heart Failure".