Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD
University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Professor Schotten studied medicine at the universities of Aachen, Glasgow and Valetta. After 4 years of training in cardiology at the University Hospital of Aachen, he defended his thesis “Mechanisms of Atrial Paralysis in Atrial Fibrillation” at Maastricht University. In 2011, he was appointed professor of cardiac electrophysiology at the Department of Physiology in Maastricht. His research programme ranges from the molecular and cellular investigations to studies on the organ and systemic level. He currently works on cellular and integrated actions of antiarrhythmic drugs, the development of substrates for the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation, invasive and non-invasive quantification of the substrate of atrial fibrillation, interaction between atrial fibrillation and activation of the coagulation system, and three-dimensional computer models. Prof. Schotten is PI or coordinator of numerous national and international research networks and has been member of the European task force for the development of the ESC guidelines for management of atrial fibrillation in 2010 and 2016.