Dutch Society for Immunology awards Eric Spierings for PIRCHE

We are very happy to announce, that the Dutch Society for Immunology (NVVI) awarded the Medical Immunology Science Award 2017 to Eric Spierings and his group for their work on PIRCHE. This not only honours the remarkable achievements of the past years, but also underlines the importance of introducing T-cell epitope matching in the field of organ transplantation.

We congratulate the whole team for this great success.

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