Kai C. Wollert is Professor and Director of the Division of Molecular and Translational Cardiology at the Hans-Borst-Center for Heart and Stem Cell Research at Hannover Medical School (MHH). He is a member of the DFG Excellence Cluster Rebirth and works as an Interventional Cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at MHH. His research is focused on the discovery and clinical application of cardiovascular biomarkers and the molecular foundations and clinical applications of cardiovascular cell and protein therapy. He has received awards including the 2004 Karl-Ludwig-Neuhaus Prize, the 2006 Albert-Fraenkel-Prize, and the 2007 Arthur-Weber-Prize of the German Cardiac Society, and the 2009 European Society of Cardiology, Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science Outstanding Achievement Award. He has published more than 150 papers including first and senior authorship publications in Nature Medicine, Circulation, Circulation Research, Lancet, and PNAS.