The LBI.HF brings together experienced experimental and clinical researchers with a track record in cellular signaling, heart failure and arrhythmia research.


  • Molecular biology techniques (qPCR, IP, activity assays, Western blot)
  • Proteomics (microarrays)
  • Immunhisotchemistry
  • Confocal live cell imaging
  • Cellular electrophysiology
  • Single cell contractility
  • Epifluorescence ratiometry
  • Cell culture
  • Adenoviral gene transfer
  • Stretch/Force in muscle strips
  • In vivo pressure-volume loops
  • Rodent echocardiography
  • Rodent ECG telemetry
  • Human cardiomyocytes


  • ergometry and cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • resting and stress echocardiography
  • TDI, incl. strain, strain-rate, specle-tracking
  • 3D echocardiography
  • ECG event monitors (implantable loop recorders)
  • telemedicine