About the ISHR

The ISHR is the only truly international organisation supporting and promoting the interests of cardiovascular research scientists in every part of the world.

The Society now has over 3,000 members worldwide. These are divided between eight geographical sections with all section members becoming part of the ISHR's larger world organisation.

Membership is open to anyone engaged in basic or clinical cardiovascular research or teaching.

For comprehensive information on the ISHR, its international organisation, activities, world membership directory, journals and awards, visit the international organisation website.

ISHR World

Goals and Objectives of the ISHR

  • To promote the exchange of ideas on a world-wide basis between scientists and clinicians interested in all aspects of cardiovascular biology and medicine
  • To promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in all areas of cardiovascular biology and medicine
  • To organize and support national and international congresses devoted to all aspect of cardiovascular research
  • To provide an international forum for discussion of problems and controversies at the cutting edge of cardiovascular research
  • To publish a world class journal devoted to advances in cardiovascular research


ISHR European Section Bylaws (pdf) - revised and approved February 8, 2019.

Council Officers


Lucie Carrier

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Department of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology
Cardiovascular Research Center
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

+49 (0)40 7410 57208
Lucie Carrier

Past President

Rodolphe Fischmeister

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UMR-S 1180 - LabEx LERMIT
Faculté de Pharmacie
Université Paris-Sud
5, Rue Jean-Baptiste Clément
92296 Châtenay-Malabry

+33 (0)1 46 83 57 57
Rodolphe Fischmeister


Mauro Giacca

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International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
Padriciano, 99
34149 Trieste

+39 040 375 7324
Mauro Giacca


Zoltán Papp

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Division of Clinical Physiology
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine
University of Debrecen
H-4032 Debrecen Móricz Zsigmond krt. 22

+36 52 255 978
Zoltán Papp


Sandrine Lecour

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Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research
Dept of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Anzio Rd
7925 Observatory
South Africa

+27 (0)21 406 6278
Sandrine Lecour

Council Members

Alessandra Ghigo

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Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences
University of Torino
Via Nizza 52
10126 Torino

+39 011 670 6335
Alessandra Ghigo

Yael Yaniv

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Biomedical Engineering Faculty

+972 544 266987
Yael Yaniv

Paula da Costa Martins

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Center for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology
Maastricht University
Faculty Medicine and Life Science
Universiteitssingel 50
6200 MD Maastricht

+31 43 3882949
Paula da Costa Martins

Sean Davidson

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The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute
University College London
67 Chenies Mews
London, WC1E 6HX

+44 (0)20 3447 9776
Sean Davidson

Christoph Maack

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Comprehensive Heart Failure Center
University Clinic Würzburg
Am Schwarzenberg 15, Haus A15
97078 Würzburg

+49 (0)931 201 46502
Christoph Maack

Frank Lezoualc’h

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Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Inserm UMR-1048
Université de Toulouse
1 Avenue Jean Poulhès
31432 Toulouse cedex 04

+33 (0)5 61 32 56 46
Frank Lezoualc’h

Lise Román Moltzau

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Department of Pharmacology
Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
University of Oslo
Sognsvannsveien 20, Rikshosptialet
0372 Oslo

+47 228 40 217
Lise Román Moltzau