Dr Valentina Puntmann is Deputy Head of Department and senior clinical investigator with subspecialty interest in mutimodality cardiovascular imaging and conduct of clinical trials using imaging biomarkers. Her research projects focus on the development of novel imaging biomarkers for the detection of cardiovascular injury, supporting risk stratification, prevention and therapy. She is chief investigator of the International T1 Multicentre CMR Study on validation, standardization and translation of T1 mapping imaging for clinical use. She has authored over 50 papers and over 100 conference presentations. She has been lecturing on cardiovascular imaging and translational medicine on undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has trained >30 fellows to SCMR level II or above.