Education - Management
Dr. Ruth Amstein - Director
Dr. Ruth Amstein is Director of the Zurich Heart House since 2009. She joined the Foundation for Cardiovascular Research as Director Education in 1998. She graduated in Pharmacy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and achieved her Ph.D. degree at the University of Basel on pathophysiological processes in the cardiovascular system. Ten years working experience in the pharmaceutical industry with responsibilities in regulatory affairs, clinical research and marketing. In 1991 she was a co-founder of the European Course of Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University Hospital Basel where she acted as Programme Director until 1997.
Education - Projectmanagement
Nadine-Estelle Abea has been a project manager in the field of research and education since 2013. She joined the Education Center team in January 2018. She has a MBA and previously worked as a pr and event specialist in different national and international companies for 12 years.
Dr. Anna Lamprou joined the Education Center as a project manager multimedia and e-learning in June 2020. She has a Masters in Didactics and New Educational Technologies and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies. Before joining the ZHH Education Center she worked as a research and communications advisor / social media manager at the NGO sector and more recently as a senior research associate at the Department of Computer Science Education of the FHNW School of Education.
Christine Lohmann has joined the Education Center as a project leader in May 2018. She is holding a Dipl. Ing. degree in biotechnology and has been working in the field of cardiovascular research and regenerative medicine for the past 13 years.
Maya Furrer works for the Foundation for Cardiovascular Research since February 2023. She is an experienced specialist in administration and marketing and holds a federal certificate in leadership & management and a CAS in marketing. She has several years of marketing, events and leadership experience from her previous positions in national and international companies.