Pathologist. graduated in Medicine, 1981 ( Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany) PhD in 1982 ( thesis : Konzepte einer Pathologie der Hyperosmolarität, supervisor Prof Dr Götz Brandt, Institute of Pathology, Friedrich-Alexander University , Erlangen , Germany). 1982-1984 : Gerhard-Domagk-Institue of Pathology , University of Münster, Germany. 1984-1986 : Institute of Neuropathology , Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany. !986 – 1988 : Institute of Pathology , Klinikum Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg. since 1988 : Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine , University of Campinas ( UNICAMP), Brazil; Full professor (professor pleno) of the Postgraduate Course in Medical Pathophysiology ( UNICAMP) and the Postgraduate Course in Medical Sciences ( UNICAMP). Visitng Professor of the Postgraduate Course in Pathology , Federal University of Minas Gerais ( UFMG) , Belo Horizonte , Brazil. Lectures on general and special pathology, scientific methods and biostatistics. Head of the interdisciplinary research group : Analytical Cellular Pathology (patologia analítica celula). Research Interests : quantitative analysis ( texture analysis) of microscopic and macroscopic images ( using fractals, granulometry, Fast Fourier Transform, co-occurrence matrix , entropies ); computerized methods and mathematical models.for cancer diagnosis and cancer prognosis ; cancer progression and host-cancer interactions 132 communications indexed in Pubmed/Medline, 142 in SCOPUS and a total of 161 communications indexed in ISI WEBOFKNOWLEDGE, (114 after excluding abstracts). More than 1075 citations according to ISI Citation Report and 1114 according to Cited Reference Research) with a Hirsch-Index of h=17.(ISI THOMSON REUTERS). 1105 citations (since 1996) in SCOPUS with h-index =18 More than 1370 citations for Metze K according Harzing´s Publish or Perish with h-index =19; Member of the editorial /advisory boards of Analytical Cellular Pathology,Diagnostic Pathology and Research & Reviews in BioSciences. Married to Irene Gyöngyver Heidemarie Lorand-Metze.