Prof. Dietger Niederwieser
University of Leipzig
Dietger Niederwieser is a Professor of Medicine and the Head of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at University Hospital Leipzig, Germany. Professor Niederwieser obtained his doctorate of medicine at the University of Innsbruck, Austria in 1977, where he continued to dedicate much of career. He became the Head of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit and Clinical Immunobiology at the University of Innsbruck in 1989 and Associate Professor of Medicine in 1994, before moving to the University Hospital Leipzig in 1998, where he became the Chairman of the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Hemostaseology. Professor Niederwieser has authored over 500 publications in peer-review journals on cellular immune response mechanisms starting from the lab to the bed side and has held a number of society memberships, including Board Member of the Austrian Society of Hematology and Oncology (1991) and Member of the European Haematology Association (1993). Professor Niederwieser was the Secretary of the Chronic Leukemia Working Party of the European Bone Marrow Transplantation Group (EBMT) between 1991 and 2000 and the Chairman of the Chronic Leukemia Working Party of the European Society of the European Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) between 2000 and 2006. He was appointed as President of the EBMT in 2006 and as President of the WBMT in 2010.