Christoph Maack received his MD at the University of Cologne (Germany) in 2000. From 2000 to 2017, he mainly worked at the Department of Cardiology at the University of the Saarland in Homburg, Germany. From 2002 to 2005, he performed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, US. From 2006 on, he established his own working group in Homburg with the support of the Emmy Noether Programme (2006-2011) and a Heisenberg Professorship on Cardiovascular Physiology and Bioenergetics (2012-2017) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2017, he became the Chair of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC) at the University Clinic in Würzburg, Germany, where he also leads the Department of Translational Science.
His work focuses on cellular defects in chronic heart failure, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms of contractile, mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction in heart failure. Other research areas are epigenetic regulation and adrenergic signaling in heart failure.
He was a Board member of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from 2010-2016, where he served as the Coordinator of the Translational Research Committee (2011-2014), as the Chair of the Basic Science section on the Executive Committee (2014-2016) and as the organizer of the HFA Winter Meeting (2012-2016). Since 2015 he is a Fellow of the HFA of the ESC and serves on the Programm Committee of the German Cardiac Society.