Steffen Massberg

Steffen Massberg is Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Department of Cardiology at the University Clinic Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University in Germany.

His basic-science research topics include stem-cell biology, platelet biology, mechanisms of arterial and venous thrombosis, immune-cell migration, immune-cell/coagulation crosstalk and bio-imaging (including 2-photon microscopy). He has written over 135 articles published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, including BloodNature Reviews ImmunologyThe Journal of Experimental Medicine and Circulation.

Professor Massberg is the co-ordinator and lead scientist of the European FP7 project PRESTIGE, the co-speaker and principal investigator of the DFG Collaborative Research Unit (SFB) 914 and the principal investigator of the DFG-Research Unit (FOR) 923. He has received many prizes for his work, the most recent being the 2011 Martin Villar Haemostasis Award (together with Dr Bernd Engelmann) and the 2012 Basic Science Award from the German Society of Cardiology (DGK).