Prof. Dr. med. C. de Wit
Institut für Physiologie, Universität zu Lübeck
Prof. Dr. I. Fleming
Insitute for Vascular Signalling, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
The focus of the working group “Cardiovascular Physiology” is to gain insight into the mechanisms involved in the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis in the healthy individual and to elucidate the molecular changes and cell-cell interactions that take place during pathogenesis. This search for understanding begins at the genetic, molecular and cellular levels and extends to the level of the organ and the individuum. The emphasis of the working group is to bring people together, who are interested in these topics. This is achieved by providing forums to meet scientifically and personally. These goals are achieved by organizing symposia at the annual meeting of the DPG as well as by organizing a ‘get-together-meeting’ (‚Kardiobier‘) for personal interaction.