Martin C. Michel, MD, underwent post-doctoral training in experimental and clinical pharmacology at the University of Essen (1985-1987 and 1990-1993) and at the University of California San Diego (1987-1990). He was Head of the Nephrology and Hypertension Research Laboratory at the University of Essen (1993-2002), Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2003-2011) and Global Head Product & Pipeline Scientific Support at Boehringer Ingelheim (2011-2016). He currently is a Professor of Pharmacology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany). He serves as editor of several journals including Pharmacological Reviews, Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology and Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Michel has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include urogenital and cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology spanning the entire range from molecular pharmacology to clinical trials.