Christian Müller is Deputy Head of Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Basel. He is a prolific author and has authored and co-authored over 200 written publications including 61 peer-review original publications. He serves as a reviewer for over 20 high-ranking medical journals. In his career, Dr Müller has been the recipient of numerous Investigator awards, most recently the Investigator Award from the Swiss Heart Foundation in 2005. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and received a professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2004. Dr Müller receives research support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Heart Foundation, the Novartis Foundation, the Krokus Foundation, Biosite, Abbott, Roche and the University of Basel.