Nikolaus Rieber studied medicine at the University of Munich. He achieved his doctor’s degree for the work on the Notch signaling pathway in myelopoiesis at the Helmholtz center Munich. He completed his specialisation in pediatrics, infectious diseases and pediatric rheumatology at the University children’s hospitals of Munich and Tübingen. His research work focussed on innate immune mechanisms to control hyperinflammation and on new functional tests for the discovery of autoinflammatory diseases. Nikolaus is now the head of pediatric rheumatology and infectious diseases at the university children’s hospital of the Technical University Munich (TUM) and an acknowledged expert for autoinflammatory diseases.