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Acknowledgements I wish to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to the Prof. Dr. Max Cloëtta Foundation and its Board for the recognition of the work of my research team. I am indebted to the talented graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians, past and present, for their essen- tial contributions and for making it a pleasure and privilege to continue our scientific endeavors. I could not have succeeded without the advice and support by my scientific mentors (in chronological order): Peter Sonderegger, Philipp Christen, Urs. A. Meyer and Philip Leder. I am also very grateful to the Swiss National Science Foundation for pro- viding a base for beginning my work as an independent investigator by awarding me a SCORE-A fellowship 1993–1999 and for supporting my research throughout my career. I am equally thankful for the grant support by the Swiss Cancer League/Oncosuisse, the Krebsliga beider Basel, the Juliläumsstiftung der Rentenanstalt and the Stiftung für Hämatologische Forschung and to the University Hospital Basel for the opportunity to continue our work. Finally, my very special thanks go to my beloved wife Regula Saner Skoda and my children Raphael and Michael. 50