Stephane Heymans is Professor of Cardiomyopathies and Head of the Centre for Heart Failure Research, Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University.
In 2008 he established his independent research laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht. His research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms of heart failure, looking at the interplay between inflammatory cells, fibroblasts and cardiomyocytes. Particular focus is on the role of non-structural matrix proteins, matrix turnover and non-coding RNAs.
- 2000: PhD in Medical Sciences, studying the role of proteinases in acute myocardial infarction
- 1995: Medical Degree from the KULeuven, Belgium
- 2008: He established his independent research laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht
- 2006: He took over the Multidisciplinary Cardiomyopathy Program (Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and Pathology departments)
- 2003: He joined the Cardiology Department University Hospital of Maastricht as an academic medical specialist
- Chair of the Strategic Board of the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, Professor of “Inflammation and Matrix Biology in Cardiomyopathies” at the University of Leuven
- Board member of the ESC Heart Failure Association, ESC Working Group of Myocardial Function, ESC Heart Failure Association Committee on Diastolic Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure Association Committee on Translational Research