Renate Schnabel is a consultant in cardiology at University Heart Centre Hamburg, Germany. She graduated from medical school in Mainz, Germany in 2002. After a research fellowship at the Framingham Heart Study, Boston University, she moved to Hamburg. She works with clinical and population cohorts and leads national and EU-funded international consortia. She is PI of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research. Her research interest is in digital cardiology, atrial fibrillation and heart failure, and omics for cardiovascular risk assessment. Very active within professional organizations, she is member on councils of the European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the German Cardiac Society.