Charlotte Niemeyer, MD, graduated from the University of Freiburg in 1980. She then specialized in Pediatrics at the University of Kiel and in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute (1983-88), Hannover Medical School (1988-1990) and Freiburg University (since 1990) where she is a Full Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (since 2001). Prof. Niemeyer’s main scientific interest is translational research in the field of myelodysplastic syndromes in young individuals, bone marrow failure disorders and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. She is a founding member of the European Working Group of MDS in Childhood (EWOG-MDS) and chairs the Coordinating Study Center of this group at her institution. With her research group, she contributed to the identification and description of genetic syndromes with predisposition to myeloid neoplasia and to the identification of effective treatments. She was honored with the election to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldia (2010), the Deutscher Krebspreis (2021), and the Jean Bernard Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Hematology Association (2018).