Chairman of the board

Hans Erik Bøtker Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

Hans Erik Bøtker (Dr. Med, PhD, Professor)

Vice Dean, Health Aarhus University 

He is responsible for Aarhus University’s health research. He has almost 40 years of experience as a medical doctor and researcher within heart diseases. Discovery of a blood pressure cuff protecting the heart during Perkutan Coronar Intervention is among his achievements.

Board members

Anne Kaltoft. Photo: Kristian Brasen/Hjerteforeningen

Anne Kaltoft (MD, PhD)

CEO, The Danish Heart Foundation

She is CEO at the Danish Heart Foundation with 148.000 members. She has 22 years of experience as a specialist in cardiac medicine and was earlier chief physician within heart diseases at Aarhus University Hospital.

Karin Conde-Knape

Karin Conde-Knape (PhD)

Senior Vice President, Global Drug Discovery at Novo Nordisk A/S

She is driving the early pipeline and innovation within the areas of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, renal, rare endocrine and metabolic diseases. She has many years of experience within pharmaceutical industry.

Alicia Lundby

Alicia Lundby (M.Sc., PhD)

Professor MSO, University of Copenhagen Department of Medical Sciences

She has implemented and utilized proteomics and phosphoproteomics strategies to study molecular cardiac regulatory mechanisms for more than a decade. She is also integrating multi-omics datasets to further strengthen the scientific focus.

Claus Graff

Claus Graff (M.Sc., BME, PhD)

Professor, Aalborg University, Department of Health Science & Technology

He has many years of experience as a researcher within cardiac electrophysiology. His primary focus is to create understanding of the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and the pathological substrate of altered depolarization and repolarization of the heart.