Thomas Lehrnbecher is Professor of Pediatrics and works since 2001 as a Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist in the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany. He has trained in the Children´s Hospital in Würzburg, Germany, and at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA. His clinical and laboratory research focuses on infectious complications in children with cancer, the development of immunotherapeutic strategies against invasive fungal infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, and the interaction of host immune cells and fungi. Dr. Lehrnbecher has published his work in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology and The Lancet Oncology. He currently chairs the sections “Infection in the immunocompromised child” of the German Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and “Infections in Hematology and Oncology” of the Paul-Ehrlich-Gesellschaft and is a co-chair of the supportive care working group of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology.