Connie Bezzina

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials C.R.
Main position Hoogleraar UvA
Chair Molecular Cardiogenetics
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by University of Amsterdam
Academic Medical Center, Department of Experimental Cardiology
Postbus 22660
1100 DD Amsterdam
tel.  020 566 5403
c.r.bezzina@amc.uva.nl
Personal website
Research/publications

Connie Bezzina has spent the past two decades conducting groundbreaking research on inherited cardiac disorders that lead to sudden death at a young age. One of her discoveries was that multiple genes can cause ventricular fibrillation. Bezzina’s research makes it possible to identify patients with a genetic predisposition for sudden cardiac death sooner, leaving more time for preventive therapy, treatment with drugs, and the implantation of a defibrillator. Bezzina works closely with medical professionals and is an inspiring example for many young female researchers.