This year's Rudolf Pichlmayr Prize of the German Transplantation Society (DTG) goes to DZL PI Dr. Nikolaus Kneidinger. His research at the clinic of the LMU Munich accompanies patients from end-stage lung disease through transplantation to chronic transplant failure. The aim is to achieve improvements in three sub-areas:
- Improvement of candidate selection and preparation measures prior to lung transplantation
- Pre- and postoperative management
- Identification and phenotyping of chronic rejection.
The Rudolf Pichlmayr Prize is awarded annually at the conference of the DTG for outstanding achievements in the field of transplantation medicine and is one of the most important awards in this field. The prize money amounts to 10,000 EUR and is donated by the company Biotest AG.
The lung transplantation program of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital has been in existence for 30 years and is one of the largest in the world. Within the framework of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), it works closely with other centers to further improve the long-term success of lung transplantation.