Achim Schneeberger, MD, has acquired extensive experience in biomedical research, clinical dermatology and immunotherapy of cancer and chronic diseases. He studied medicine at the Universities of Tübingen, Germany and Bordeaux II, France. Dr. Schneeberger carried out his postdoctoral research at the Medical University Vienna, Austria, Department of Dermatology. There, he also received his training in dermatology. At the time, he was not only doing basic science but also instrumental in translating this research on melanoma vaccines to the clinic. He received several prizes including the thesis award of the Medical University Tübingen and the Egner Dermatooncology Prize of the German Dermatological Research Society.
In 2005, Dr. Schneeberger joined the Laboratory of Prof. Yokoyama at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, to study the interactions between NK cells and cancer. Upon returning to Europe, he joined AFFiRiS to serve as chief medical officer.