Dr. Manja Meggendorfer, PhD, MBA, is head of the molecular genetics department at the MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory. She is also responsible for research and development with emphasis on next generation sequencing in leukemia diagnostics, especially on the currently ongoing 5,000 whole genomes project aiming at a better understanding of leukemia’s genetics. She studied biology at the Universities of Tübingen and Munich with focus on human genetics, immunology and bioinformatics. She received her master of science in Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and her PhD in collaboration with the Helmholtz Center Munich working on gene regulation within the architecture of the cell nucleus. After her post doc period in 2011 she moved to the field of hematology as scientist in the department of molecular genetics at the MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Torsten Haferlach. Beside leukemia diagnostics her scientific work focuses on mutational patterns and their prognostic impact within different leukemia entities. She published and contributed already to more than 50 scientific papers in hematology in the last 7 years. In combination with her MBA in Health Care Management the aim of her work is also to improve the diagnostic and prognostic work up and to optimize routine diagnostic approaches for patients with leukemia or lymphoma.