Nikolas Lessmann studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Lübeck, Germany. His research focuses on chest imaging and the detection and quantification of diseases. For his Bachelor’s thesis, he worked on X-ray based tracking to improve transbronchial biopsy of pulmonary nodules. He then spent one year at Philips Research in Hamburg, where he worked on automatic analysis of chest CT images for the detection of pulmonary embolism and on automatic segmentation of the pulmonary lobes. He is currently working on automatic calcium scoring in lung cancer CT screening.