Nils Lachmann’s Poster about PIRCHE® at DTG 2016 Receives Poster Award

At the 25th DTG (Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft) annual meeting in Essen, Germany, the poster titled “De novo donor-specific HLA antibodies after kidney transplantation are correlated with the number of predicted indirectly recognizable epitopes” was awarded with a poster prize. Nils Lachmann and his team of co-authors proved previous findings of Eric Spierings’ working group, that increased numbers of PIRCHE correlate with the development of de novo donor specific antibodies after kidney transplantation – a major cause of long term kidney failure.

Authors: N. Lachmann, M. Niemann, K. Budde, P. Reinke, C. Schönemann, E. Spierings, and O. Staeck

Published in Transplant International, Volume 29, October 2016, Issue Supplement S3, Abstracts of the 25th Annual Meeting of the German Transplantation Society, Essen, Germany, 5–8 October 2016

Find the poster abstract here


Matthias Niemann

Matthias Niemann

Matthias holds a Masters degree in Computer Science with a major in software engineering and a minor in Bioinformatics from Berlin University (Freie Universität). While working at Charité University Hospital in Berlin, he developed a database for kidney transplantation data and worked on various laboratory information systems and research databases. His research at Charité focused on epitope matching models and machine learning. He was instrumental in the implementation methods to increase data quality.
Since fall 2014 he focuses at PIRCHE on further improving the PIRCHE algorithm and investigating the technology's power in new domains.
Matthias Niemann