Prof. Dr. Clemens von Schacky
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Clemens von Schacky, FESC, (Internist / Cardiologist) has been leading the unit of Preventive Cardiology at the Ludwig Maximilians-University of Munich for more than 20 years. Using methods from molecular biology to randomized clinical trials, topics such as omega-3 fatty acids, aspirin, ACE-inhibitors, diabetes and others were investigated, which resulted in 108 peer-reviewed publications (according to medline). Among other committees, he works for German Cardiac Society on the German guidelines on Cardiovascular Prevention, and is member of the Board of Directors of ISSFAL, the International Society For the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. Together with WS Harris, he invented and defined the Omega-3 Index, a standardized method for erythrocyte fatty acid analysis, now brand marked “HS-Omega-3 Index®”. The HS-Omega-3 Index is considered a new and fruitful approach in the field of omega-3 fatty acids. This is substantiated by 157 publications in international journals, and more than 50 currently ongoing research projects with premier research partners, mainly in the areas of cardiovascular medicine and brain function. CvS founded and owns a laboratory, Omegametrix in Martinsried, Germany, which measures the HS-Omega-3 Index and other parameters for research projects and for clinical routine.