Wilhelm Bloch was born in Ingelheim, Germany, in 1959. He finished the study of medicine at the University of Mainz, Germany (1987) and received the M.D. degree (1994, summa cum laude) from the University of Cologne. He received the Venia Legendi for anatomy and cell biology, University of Cologne (2000, best habilitation 2000 at the medical faculty of the University of Cologne). From 1991 to 200, he was a Scientific Researcher and Assistant at the Institute of Anatomy, University of Cologne. From 2001 to 2003, he was Chief Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Anatomy, Cologne. Since 2004, he has been working as a Full Professor at the German Sport University Cologne and is Head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine at the Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine. He derives the additional membership of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne, 2005. His main research interests in the field of exercise biology/physiology are mechanical and metabolic signalling, adaptation of endothelial cell and cardiac and skeletal muscle, as well as stem cell-dependent tissue regeneration. He has been a Member of the scientific board of the German Society of Prevention and Sport Medicine since 2008.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011