President

Axel Radlach Pries studied medicine at the University of Cologne. He worked as postdoctoral fellow in Cologne, at the Institute of Anaesthesiology of the German Heart Center Berlin and at the Free University Berlin where he became full professor for Physiology (1998), and head of the Charité Institute for Physiology (2001). His scientific interests include microcirculation, endothelium, tumour vasculature, blood rheology, vascular adaptation and angiogenesis. He was general secretary of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM), chair of the International Liaison Committee for Microcirculation. In the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), he was chair of the Working Group for Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation and of the Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science. His awards include the Malpighi Award of the ESM, Poiseuille Gold Medal of the International Society of Biorheology and the Silver Medal of the ESC. Since 2015, he is dean of the Charité University Medicine Berlin and since 2018 interim CEO of the Berlin Institute of Health.  

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