The Center for Molecular Cardiology situated in the Campus Schlieren, is co-headed by Prof. T.F. Lüscher and Prof. G.G. Camici and is part of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich.
The Center is composed by several research groups each focusing on different aspects of translational research in cardiovascular physiology. In particular, the group led by Prof. Thomas F. Lüscher focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying myocardial infarction; the group headed by Prof. Giovanni G. Camici studies the pathogenesis of vascular aging and stroke with particular emphasis on aging, inflammation and free radicals; the group led by Prof. Jürg Beer investigates the cardioprotective effects of alpha linolenic acid and platelets; the group of Prof. Cathérine Gebhard focuses on the role of sex and gender on cardiovascular disease while the group of PD Dr. Simon Stämpfli is interested in cardiac amyloidosis and arterial thrombosis.