Professor Claus Garbe obtained his MD in 1983 at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, he was board certified in Dermatology and Venereology in 1987 and was awarded his habilitation (PhD equivalent) in 1990, focusing on the biology of melanoma cells. Professor Garbe remained at the Free University of Berlin until 1995 when he appointed University Professor of Dermatology and Head of the Division of Dermatooncology at Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen. Professor Garbe’s principal research interests include the biology and genetics of melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancers, therapeutic trials in skin diseases, epidemiologic studies, and dermato-histopathology. Professor Garbe has been awarded as the first dermatologist with the German Cancer Award in 1995, and received the 2018 EADV Scientific Achievement Award (European Academy of DermatoVenerology). He has been a principal investigator in numerous multicenter clinical trials since 1989. He has authored more than 600 articles and 17 text books. He coordinates the development of guidelines on behalf of the German Dermatological Society and the German Cancer Society, as well as of the European Dermatology Forum and the European Association of Dermatologic Oncology. Currently, Professor Garbe is the President of the European Association of Dermatologic Oncology (EADO).