Stefan Anker obtained his MD from Charité Medical School in Berlin and completed his PhD at the National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College London. Dr Anker is Professor of Innovative Clinical Trials at Universitätsmedizin Göttingen. Dr Anker has served on the board of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology since 2006, and was President of the HFA from 2012 to 2014. He is also the Founding President of the International Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders. His particular research interests include the pathophysiology of heart failure, the pathophysiology of cachexia and sarcopenia in chronic heart failure, stroke, cancer and the elderly, and treatment development in heart failure, cancer cachexia and sarcopenia.



Stephan von Haehling, is a consultant cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Department of Cardiology and Pneumology at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. He obtained his MD at the Institute of Immunology at Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany. His PhD was awarded by Imperial College, London, UK after he completed studies into inflammatory mechanisms of heart failure at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London. Dr. von Haehling has authored more than 250 original research papers, review articles, and editorials. His research interests include the pathophysiology of heart failure, muscle wasting, sarcopenia, biomarkers, cardio-oncology, and novel treatments.


Senior Consulting Editor

Professor Andrew Coats, Monash University, Australia and University of Warwick, UK, holds a MB and BChir from Cambridge, an MA and DM from Oxford, a DSc. from Imperial College, and an MBA from London Business School. Andrew has served as the Inaugural Viscount Royston Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, as Director of Cardiology of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust as Head of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College, as Dean of Medicine at the University of Sydney, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Sydney, and as CEO of the Norwich Research Park and as Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance.




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Volker Adams (Molecular Biology)
TU Dresden | Dresden, Germany

Aminah Jatoi (Oncology – Clinical)
Mayo Clinic | Rochester, USA

Josep M. Argiles (Basic Science - Inflammation)
Universitat of Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Lee Jones (Exercise Physiology)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | New York, NY, USA

Didier Attaix (Basic Science - Catabolism)
Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) | Clermont-Ferrand, France

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh (Nephrology - Clinical)
University of California | Orange, USA

Vickie E. Baracos (Body Composition)
University of Alberta | Edmonton, Canada

Alexander Krannich (Statistical Editor)
Charité Medical School | Berlin, Germany

Mauricio Berriel Diaz (Lipid / Fat Metabolism)
Helmholtz Zentrum, München | Germany

Mitja Lainscak (Metabolism)
University of Ljubljana | Murska Sobota, Slovenia

James Carson (Gender Research – Basic)
University of South Carolina | Columbia, USA

Alessandro Laviano (Oncology – Basic)
La Sapienza University | Rome, Italy

Andrew J.S. Coats (Cardiology)
University of Warwick | Norwich, UK

Marcello Maggio (Geriatrics - Nutrition)
University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Thorsten Cramer (Gastroenterology)
RWTH University Hospital | Aachen, Germany

Daniel L. Marks (Endocrinology - Basic)
Oregon Health & Science University | Portland, USA

Egidio Del Fabbro (Palliative Care)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

John E. Morley (Geriatrics)
Saint Louis University | St. Louis, USA

Wolfram Doehner (Neurology)
Charité Medical School | Berlin, Germany

Maurizio Muscaritoli (Oncology – Nutrition)
La Sapienza University | Rome, Italy

Nicole Ebner (Cochrane Reviews)
University Medical Center Göttingen | Göttingen, Germany

Carla Prado (Sarcopenia - Imaging)
University of Alberta | Edmonton, Canada

William J. Evans (Pathophysiology)
Duke University | Durham, USA

Joerg C. Schefold (Sepsis and Intensive Care Medicine)
Inselspital Bern | Bern, Switzerland

Luigi Ferrucci (Sarcopenia)
National Institute on Aging (NIA) | Baltimore, USA

Annemie M.W.J. Schols (Pulmonology)
Maastricht University Medical Centre | Maastricht, The Netherlands

David J. Glass (Basic Science – Muscle Wasting)
Harvard University | Boston, USA

Jens Schmidt (Neuromuscular Disorders)
University Medical Center Göttingen | Göttingen, Germany

Denis C. Guttridge (Cancer Cachexia)
The Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, USA

Jochen Springer (Animal Models)
University Medical Center Göttingen | Göttingen, Germany

Stephan Herzig (Lipid/Fat Metabolism)
Helmholtz Zentrum  München, Germany

Barbara Strasser (Exercise) 
University of Vienna | Vienna, Austria

Akio Inui (for Japan)
Kagoshima University | Kagoshima, Japan

Jason Doles (Muscle Regeneration)
Rochester, MI, USA

Paul Kemp (Basic Science)
London, UK

Francesco Landi (Geriatrics)
Milan, Italy

Sven Geißler
Charité Medical School | Berlin, Germany

Tobias Winkler
Charité Medical School | Berlin, Germany

Giulia Maurizi
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai | New York, USA

Hidetaka Wakabayashi
Yokohama City University Medical Center | Yokohama city, Japan