Wolfram Klapper is Professor and Head of Haematopathology, and Senior Physician in the Department of Pathology, Haematopathology Section and Lymph Node Registry at the University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany. After obtaining his MD from the University of Kiel in 2001, Professor Klapper remained at the University to complete a residency in Internal Medicine. From 2002 to 2008 he was Assistant Doctor at the Department of Pathology, University of Kiel. Professor Klapper is a member of the Steering Committees for the Deutschen Low-Grade Lymphom-Studiengruppe (GLSG) and for the German paediatric NHL study group (NHL-BFM). He is also Reference Pathologist for studies of lymphoma within the Competence-Network ‘Maligne Lymphome’ (KML e.V.). Since 2007, Professor Klapper has been Head of the Panel of Pathology within the ‘Mantelzell-Lymphom-Netzwerk’ (MCL network) and of the panel ‘Pediatric Lymphome-Pathology’ within the European Intergroup for Childhood NHL (EICNHL). Current projects include the International Cancer Genome Project on germinal center lymphomas and other molecular studies in the field of lymphoma.