Monika Stoll graduated from University of Giessen, Germany, where she received her Diploma in Biology in 1991, before finishing a PhD in Pharmacology in 1995 at University of Heidelberg, Germany. She then assumed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, where she discovered her interest in complex genetics and genomics. In 2003, she became Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Münster, Germany. In 2015, she was appointed as Extraordinary Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at Maastricht University, Netherlands. In October 2016, she was appointed as Vice-Rector for Research of the University of Muenster. Prof. Stoll is engaged in research in complex genetics and genetic epidemiology particularly relating to cardiovascular diseases and inflammation. Current research projects address the genetic and genomic basis of cardiovascular diseases including arrhythmogenic diseases and heart failure.