Ulrich Schotten (U.)
I coordinate studies on electrical, contractile, and structural remodeling in heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Main research topics are: Adaptation processes of excitation-contraction coupling in ventricular and atrial myocardium, cellular and integrated action of antiarrhythmic drugs, and the development of substrates for the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation.
I studied medicine at the Universities of Aachen, Glasgow and Valetta. After having followed an internship at the Dept. of Cardiology for 4 years at the Dept. of Cardiology in Aachen he joined the Dept. of Physiology at Maastricht University in 1998, first as a scholar of the Academy of Sciences North Rhine-Westfalia and from 1999 on as a staff member of the Dept. of Physiology. In 2003, he defended his thesis “Mechanisms of Atrial Paralysis in Atrial Fibrillation” at Maastricht University. Since his Habilitation in Experimental Cardiology in 2004 (title: “Adaptive mechanisms of excitation-contraction coupling in the heart”) he is also member of the Faculty of Medicine at Aachen University. In January 2011, he was appointed as professor of cardiac electrophysiology at the Dept. of Physiology.