Prof. Dr Heuser is a Heisenberg chair for hematology and has been awarded an ERC starting grant for personalised nanomedicines for leukemia patients. He works as a clinician-scientist and attending physician in the Department of Hematology, Hemostasis, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. He studied medicine in Berlin and Heidelberg and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Terry Fox Laboratory in Vancouver. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes and he establishes new treatment modalities in patient-derived xenotransplantation models with the aim of clinical translation (small molecules, RNA therapeutics, immune therapies). Dr Heuser has been a clinical investigator in more than 30 clinical trials. He has received several awards like the Artur-Pappenheim Award of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology and the Johann-Georg Zimmermann Research Award.