Ulrich Laufs is Chair and Professor of Cardiology at Leipzig University, Germany. After completing his training at the University of Hamburg, he served a residency at the University of Cologne and spent 2 years as post-doctoral researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA. Before moving to Leipzig in 2017, he was Vice-chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medicine at the University of Saarland in Homburg, Germany.
Professor Laufs has published multiple experimental and clinical studies in the areas of ‘heart failure’, ‘heart and brain’ and ‘prevention’ with special interest in lipoprotein metabolism. He has received numerous honours, serves in several editorial boards of international cardiovascular journals and holds positions in cardiovascular societies.