Key areas include the genetic diversity of the donor pool, for example, in terms of frequencies of HLA alleles and haplotypes, and the probability of finding a matching donor for a patient, given the current and possible future compositions of donor registries. These two areas are key in understanding how to efficiently increase the diversity of the donor pool and to be able to give as many patients as possible a second chance at life.
In addition to this, our Scientific Projects team provides analytical and data mining capacities to other DKMS departments to support strategic decision-making. Furthermore, our team collaborates with the international scientific community, acting as an interface with academic institutions and collaboration partners.
Through the work of our Scientific Projects team, DKMS remains at the forefront of science and research in the area of donor selection for hematopoietic stem cell transplantations. Our team represents DKMS at international scientific conferences, presenting research findings and publications.