Prof. Dr. Nico Lachmann
Dr. Nico Lachmann studied Biomedicine at Hannover Medical School and Yale School of Medicine. He received his PhD from Hannover Medical School, Institute of Experimental Hematology in 2012 and became a group leader at the “REBIRTH Research center for translational and regenerative medicine” in 2015.
The group of Dr. Lachmann combines basic knowledge in hematology with translational approaches using macrophages to develop new cell-based therapies.
Dr. Mania Ackermann studied Biochemistry at the Leibnitz University Hannover and Hannover Medical School (MHH). She was enrolled in the REBIRTH PhD program “Regenerative Sciences” and received her PhD from MHH in 2015. Subsequently, she joined the group of Dr. Lachmann as a postdoctoral fellow. From 2017-2020 she was also a research fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School in Boston (cumulative 8 month).
Main research interest: iPSC technology, macrophages, cell-based therapies, hematopoietic development
I studied Molecular Medicine (M.Sc.) at the Medical University of Gottingen and did my master thesis under the supervision of Dr. Nico Lachmann in his laboratory in MHH. In 2016, I started my Ph.D. aiming at large scale production of iPSC derived macrophages under GMP compliant format and evaluating the therapeutic effect of these cells in infectious diseases.
Main research interest: iPSC, macrophages, hematopoietic cells, scalable macrophage production, GMP, infectious diseases
Dr. Miriam Hetzel studied Biology at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Biomedicine at the Hannover Medical School (MHH). She was enrolled in the REBIRTH PhD program “Regenerative Sciences” and received her PhD from MHH in 2017. From 2017 until 2020 she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Moritz until she joined the group of Prof. Lachmann in 2021.
Main research interest: macrophages, cell-based therapies, gene therapy, primary immunodeficiencies
Eirini Nikolouli studied Biology at the University of Patras in Greece. She performed her doctoral thesis in the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and received her PhD from MHH in 2017. In September 2020 she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Lachmann as a postdoctoral fellow.
Main research interest: iPSC, macrophages, primary immunodeficiencies
Dr. Marco Carvalho Oliveira studied a Bachelor´s degree in Biochemistry at University of Minho (Portugal, 2010-2013). He then completed his Master´s degree in Biochemistry at University of Coimbra (Portugal, 2013-2015). He performed his doctoral thesis in the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Transplant Engineering and received his title from MHH in 2020. Subsequently, he joined the group of Prof. Dr. Nico Lachmann as a postdoctoral researcher.
Main research interest: iPSC, macrophages, scalable macrophage production, GMP, hematopoiesis
Anna-Lena Neehus studied Biomedicine at the Hannover Medical School. Since 2018 she is working in the "Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases" at the Imagine Institute in Paris in strong collaboration and under the co-supervision of Nico Lachmann.
Main research Interests: Primary immunodeficiencies, immunologie, disease modeling, induced pluripotent stem cells
Ariane Nguyen obtained her B. Sc. in Biochemistry from the Leibniz University Hannover and continued her education in Biochemistry at the Hannover Medical School. During her master studies she worked as an research scholar at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston/USA) under the supervision of Christian Brendel. Since 2018 she is pursuing her PhD in the laboratory of Nico Lachmann.
Main research Interest: (alveolar) macrophages, plasticity, adaptation
Claudio Rodríguez studied a bachellor's degree in Biotechnology at Oviedo University (Spain; 2013-2017). He then studied a master's degree in Molecular Biology at Lund University (Sweden; 2017-2019). He started working on his PhD thesis in 2019, when he was admitted to the Molecular Medicine PhD program at Hannover Medical School (Germany).
Main Research Interest: Macrophages, Cystic Fibrosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Mice Models.
Mi-Sun Jang graduated in Molecular Life Science at the University of Hamburg where she received her master’s degree assessing a potential gene therapy approach in a congenital disease in children and is currently enrolled in the Molecular Medicine PhD program at MHH. Since her undergraduate degree she contributed to a number of scientific publications and instructed students in laboratory techniques such as PCR, flow cytometry, cell culture.
Main research Interest: Hematopoietic development, macrophages, tissue plasticity
Shifaa Abdin graduated from the college of pharmacy at university of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates; 2013-2018), where she persued her higher studies and received a master´s degree in molecular medicine from the college of medicine (United Arab Emirates; 2018-2020), investigating the driving factors of breast cancer resistance. She is currently enrolled in the Regenerative sciences PhD program at MHH. During her studies Shifaa participated in different projects, and contributed to a number of scientific publications.
Main research Interest: Pharmacology (Immune therapy), Macrophages, Cancer, induced pluripotent stem cells
Fawaz Saleh joined the Lachmann lab in fall of 2020, when he was admitted into the Regenerative Medicine PhD program at Hannover Medical School (Germany). Previous to that he was working at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) as an associate scientist of process development of cell therapy (2017-2020). He received a master’s degree (M.Sc.) in cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Ottawa (Canada; 2013-2017) and his bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering at Philadelphia University (Jordan; 2008-2012).
Main Research Interest: iPSC, Hematopoiesis, Macrophages, Dendritic cells, Cell therapy, Bioreactor
Tim Wegner is a medical student at Hannover Medical School and joined the group of Nico Lachmann in when he started his doctoral thesis in August 2021.
Main research interest: iPSC, macrophages, cell based therapies
Janne Reichstein is a medical student at Hannover Medical School and joined the group of Nico Lachmann in 2020. She started her doctoral thesis in October 2021.
Main research interest: iPSC, macrophages, cell-based therapies
Bachelor and Master Students
Doreen Kloos passed her apprenticeship at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg in the Lab of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schneider Schaulies in 2008. Afterwards she joined the Experimental Hematology at Hannover Medical School, working in the RG Reprogramming & Gene Therapy (Prof. Moritz) and JRG Translational Hematology of Congenital Diseases (PD Dr. Nico Lachmann).
Main research Interest: culture of huIPSCs, Hematopoetic Differentiation, Lab organization
Theresa Buchegger completed her MTLA education at the Hannover Medical School. Afterwards she joined the group of Nico Lachmann in 2013.
Main research Interest: iPSC, macrophages, hematopoietic differentiation
Ingrid Gensch studied biology at the Leibniz University in Hanover and received her bachelor’s degree in 2018. In 2020 she completed her training as a technician.
Main research Interest: culture of huIPSCs, regulatory macrophages, lab organization
No open postitions at the moment
All PhD students will be selected through the Hannover Biomedical Research School at MHH. In addition, you can also send requests to Prof. Dr. Lachmann directly.
No open postitions at the moment