Projects

GNAO1-EU

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GNAO1-EU

EU / Running /

Project Type
European Union Project (European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases, EJP RD)
Project Name
GNAO1-EU: European Natural History Study and search for novel biomarkers in GNAO1-associated disorders
Summary
GNAO1-associated disorder is an ultra-rare disease with an unknown prevalence. Approximately 150 patients have been described in the literature to date as case reports or included in small retrospective case studies. The full clinical spectrum, genotype-phenotype correlation and disease course still need to be delineated, as well as standard of care. The main objectives are: i A prospective natural history study combining a careful phenotyping with longitudinal quantitative assessment in a large cohort of patients, ii) the setting up and implementation of an international registry iii) the identification and validation of potential biomarkers, by exploring neuroinflammation and gut microbiome.
Working Period
2024-2027
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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RESTLESS

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RESTLESS

EU / Running /

Project Type
European Union Project (European Education and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA)
Project Name
RESTLESS: empoweRing univErsity Students Through heaLth EntrepreneurShip trainingS
Summary
The project RESTLESS aims to inspire, mentor, train and empower students and graduates, through the development and execution of a dedicated, standalone and hybrid training course focusing on the skills needed by a digitally transformed health sector. Thus, it will be necessary to identify the needs, competences and knowledge its target audience needs to develop and the top trends impacting the healthcare industry in order to design the training structure. Surveys, focus groups and desk research will record the views of the target audience on the skills and attitudes needed by a digitally transformed healthcare, as well as the career and entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in this industry.
Working Period
2024-2026
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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RESTORE VISION

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RESTORE VISION

EU / Running /

Project Type
European Union Project (HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-06-two-stage)
Project Name
RESTORE VISION: Novel advanced and repurposed therapeutics for vision restoration in a group of severe rare ocular surface diseases: from validation to first clinical investigations.
Summary
RESTORE VISION has identified seven rare eye diseases where current treatment options are inadequate – and aims to repurpose six existing drugs and develop three new compounds to tackle these conditions, with the potential to restore the cell physiology, immune, avascular, neural and signalling environment in the cornea.
Working Period
2024-2025
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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CRC 1607

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CRC 1607

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Project Name
CRC, 1607. Towards immunomodulatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies for age-related blinding eye diseases
Summary
Aberrant cellular immunologic pathology/inflammation and/or pathologic regulation of (lymph)angiogenesis drive clinical manifestations of a variety of age-associated eye diseases. We included experts of (lymph)angiogenesis and inflammation research as well as image analysis and artificial intelligence into our project, thereby enabling (i) transfer of external expertise to ophthalmological diseases and (ii) a better use of the eye as an easily accessible model system to unravel disease mechanisms relevant beyond ophthalmology. This will help us to reach our overarching goal: The development of new therapeutic concepts in this area of high unmet need to alleviate to individual and societal burden of age-associated vision loss.
Working Period
2024-2027
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Better rEal-world healTh-daTa distributEd analytics Research platform

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Better rEal-world healTh-daTa distributEd analytics Research platform

EU / Running /

Project Type
European Union Project (HORIZON-HLTH-2023-TOOL-05)
Project Name
Better rEal-world healTh-daTa distributEd analytics Research platform (BETTER)
Summary
This interdisciplinary project proposes the co-creation of 3 clinical use cases involving 7 medical centres located in the EU and beyond, where sensitive patient data, including genomics, are made available and analysed in a GDPR-compliant mechanism via a Distributed Analytics (DA) paradigm called the Personal Health Train (PHT).
Working Period
2024-2028
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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BullNet

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BullNet

EU / Running /

Project Type
European Union Project (HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)
Project Name
A cutting edge integrated approach to sperm biology and associated reproductive biotechnologies to assist the dairy and beef industries meet growing societal, environmental and economic demands (BullNet)
Summary
The project will build a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research programme designed to unravel the complex underlying biology of compromised fertility of individual bulls. Cutting-edge basic, applied and machine-learning approaches will be used to deliver a robust, flexible semen product from young, appropriately reared and managed, first-season elite sires that can be used successfully for artificial insemination (AI) with predictable and consistent fertility, so as to provide the industry with key tools to meet current emissions and animal welfare demands.
Working Period
2024-2028
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Personalized Medicine for Oncology (PM4Onco)

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Personalized Medicine for Oncology (PM4Onco)

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
Personalized Medicine for Oncology Use (PM4Onco)
Summary
PM4Onco will establish a national, interoperable infrastructure for molecular tumor boards that streamlines the harmonization of the existing approaches and continues the efforts from the establishment phase of the MII.
Working Period
2023-2027
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Open Medical Inference (OMI) – Method Platform

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Open Medical Inference (OMI) – Method Platform

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
Open Medical Inference (OMI) - Method Platform
Summary
OMI will specify open protocols and data formats for the semantically interoperable peer-to-peer exchange of multimodal healthcare data and remote AI inference and produce infrastructure components that implement the OMI protocol.
Working Period
2023-2027
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Privacy-Preserving Analytics in Medicine (PrivateAIM)

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Privacy-Preserving Analytics in Medicine (PrivateAIM)

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
Privacy-Preserving Analytics in Medicine (PrivateAIM)
Summary
The project focuses on new methodological developments in federated learning and data privacy. To implement these new approaches, a unified platform will be developed.
Working Period
2023-2028
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Smart Health Innovation & Future Technologies Hub (Shift-HUB)

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Smart Health Innovation & Future Technologies Hub (Shift-HUB)

EU / Running /

Project Type
European Union Project (HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13)
Project Name
Smart Health Innovation & Future Technologies Hub (Shift-HUB)
Summary
SHIFT-HUB aims to establish a pan-European Smart Health Innovation Hub bringing together a rich network of multidisciplinary stakeholders across the dimensions of the quadruple helix, with the mission to facilitate the development, ensure the promotion and foster the uptake of Smart Health technologies and services.
Working Period
2023-2025
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Collaborative Data Exchange and Usage (CODEX+)

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Collaborative Data Exchange and Usage (CODEX+)

BMBF/DFG/BVA /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
Collaborative Data Exchange and Usage (CODEX+)
Summary
CODEX+ adds technical and organizational aspects to the CODEX platform from the first funding phase, which has now been transferred to the NUM Routine Data Platform infrastructure, so that the successful solutions from the various NUM projects can be operated and used in a common infrastructure at the university hospitals.
Working Period
2022
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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FAIR Data Spaces

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FAIR Data Spaces

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Project Name
FAIR Data Spaces
Summary
In dem Projekt werden die föderierte, sichere Dateninfrastruktur Gaia-X und NFDI zu einem gemeinsamen, cloud-basierten Datenraum für Industrie und Forschung unter Einhaltung der FAIR-Prinzipien verbunden.
Working Period
2021-2024
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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NFDI for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (NFDI4DS)

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NFDI for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (NFDI4DS)

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Project Name
Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Summary
NFDI4DS verfolgt die Entwicklung, Einrichtung und Aufrechterhaltung einer nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur für die Communitys in Data Science und der Künstlichen Intelligenz in Deutschland.
Working Period
2022-2026
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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NFDI for Personal Health Data (NFDI4Health)

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NFDI for Personal Health Data (NFDI4Health)

BMBF/DFG/BVA / Running /

Project Type
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Project Name
Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur für personenbezogene Gesundheitsdaten (NFDI4Health)
Summary
The project aim to implement a federated health data infrastructure to foster data sharing and cooperation between clinical research, epidemiological and public health communities in Germany.
Working Period
2022-2025
Position
Principal Investigator. University of Cologne

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Diagnosis Support for the Rare Disease Family Leukodystrophy(LEUKO Expert)

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Diagnosis Support for the Rare Disease Family Leukodystrophy(LEUKO Expert)

BMBF/DFG/BVA /

Project Type
Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA)
Project Name
KI-basierte Diagnoseunterstützung bei Seltenen Erkrankungen am Beispiel der Seltenen Erkrankung Leukodystrophie
Summary
The main aim of the project is to develop machine learning models for the family of leukodystrophies that can be used in a diagnostic support system. Models will be built using clinical, genetic and image data (MRI) from three centers for rare diseases.
Working Period
2020-2021
Position
Principal Investigator. RWTH Aachen

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Collaboration On Rare Diseases (CORD_MI)

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Collaboration On Rare Diseases (CORD_MI)

BMBF/DFG/BVA /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
Collaboration On Rare Diseases (CORD_MI)
Summary
The "Collaboration on Rare Diseases" use case is a joint project comprising the four consortia of the Medical Informatics Initiative, in which numerous German university hospitals and partner institutions are involved. The aim is to improve care and research in the field of rare diseases.
Working Period
2020-2022
Position
Principal Investigator. RWTH Aachen

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Polypharmazie, Arzneimittelwechselwirkungen, Risiken (POLAR_MI)

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Polypharmazie, Arzneimittelwechselwirkungen, Risiken (POLAR_MI)

BMBF/DFG/BVA /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
Polypharmazie, Arzneimittelwechselwirkungen, Risiken (POLAR_MI)
Summary
The "POLypharmazie, Arzneimittelwechselwirkungen, Risiken" use case encompasses all four consortia of the Medical Informatics Initiative and aims to contribute to the detection of health risks in patients with polymedication.
Working Period
2020-2022
Position
Principal Investigator. RWTH Aachen

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FAIRplus Project

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FAIRplus Project

EU /

Project Type
H2020 (EU.3.1.7. - Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI2))
Project Name
FAIRplus
Summary
The FAIRplus project aims to develop tools and guidelines for making life science data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). The project has 22 partners from academia and industry, and runs from January 2019 to June 2022.
Working Period
2019-2022
Position
Researcher. Fraunhofer FIT.

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Smart Medical Information Technology for Healthcare (SMITH)

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Smart Medical Information Technology for Healthcare (SMITH)

BMBF/DFG/BVA /

Project Type
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Name
SMITH Smart Medical Information Technology for Healthcare
Summary
The aim within the scope of SMITH is the development of an innovative structure for cross-institutional connectivity and exchange of healthcare and research data between sites and beyond the consortium.
Working Period
2017-2022
Position
Researcher. RWTH Aachen

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The PICASO Project

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The PICASO Project

EU /

Project Type
H2020 (EU.3.1.6. - Health care provision and integrated care)
Project Name
A Personalised Integrated Care Approach for Service Organisations and Care Models for Patients with Multi-Morbidity and Chronic Conditions (PICASO)
Summary
The PICASO project is developing an ICT platform to support coordination of care plans for people diagnosedwith co-occurring chronic diseases.
Working Period
2017-2018
Position
Researcher. Fraunhofer FIT

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POLYCARE Project

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POLYCARE Project

EU /

Project Type
H2020 (EU.3.1.6. - Health care provision and integrated care)
Project Name
POLY-stakeholders for integrated CARE for chronic patients in acute phases (POLYCARE)
Summary
POLYCARE project aims to develop and test an integrated care model, patient-centred, supported by the use of advanced ICT systems and services that allows the monitoring and care of older chronic patients in acute phases at home.
Working Period
2017-2018
Position
Researcher. Fraunhofer FIT

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MARIO Project

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MARIO Project

EU /

Project Type
H2020 (EU.3.1. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Health, demographic change and well-being)
Project Name
Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots (MARIO)
Summary
MARIO addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots.
Working Period
2015-2016
Position
Member of the coordination team, acquired funding as co-producer. Insight, NUI Galway.

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Irish Record Linkage 1864-1913

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Irish Record Linkage 1864-1913

Others /

Project Type
Irish Research Council (IRC)
Project Name
Irish Record Linkage 1864-1913
Summary
The project aims to provide a comprehensive map of infant and maternal mortality for Dublin from 1864-1913 by linking records of Birth, Marriage and Death, provided by the General Register Office.
Working Period
2014-2015
Position
Ontology Engineer. Insight, NUI, Galway.

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SIFEM Project

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SIFEM Project

EU /

Project Type
FP7 (ICT - Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies)
Project Name
Semantic Infostructure interlinking an open source Finite Element tool and libraries with a model repository for the multi-scale Modelling and 3d visualization of the inner-ear (SIFEM)
Summary
The aim of project is to develop a semantic infostructure and supportive tools with the clinical knowledge, the available clinical and experimental data and a model repository in order to obtain multi-scale models of the inner-ear.
Working Period
2014-2015
Position
Researcher. Insight, NUI, Galway

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Linked2Safety

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Linked2Safety

EU /

Project Type
FP7 (ICT - Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies)
Project Name
A Next-Generation, Secure Linked Data Medical Information Space For Semantically-Interconnecting Electronic Health Records and Clinical Trials Systems Advancing Patients Safety In Clinical Research (Linked2Safety)
Summary
The vision of Linked2Safety project is to advance clinical practice and accelerate medical research with an innovative semantic interoperability framework.
Working Period
2011-2014
Position
Researcher. DERI, NUI Galway.

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USST, Phase I

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USST, Phase I

Others /

Project Type
EU-State Institute of Statistics (SIS) of the Republic of Turkey
Project Name
Upgrading the Statistical System of Turkey Programme (USST) Phase I, Technical Assistance to Improve the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system in the State Institute of Statistics (SIS) of the Republic of Turkey
Summary
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Working Period
2005-2006
Position
Expert (data warehousing and data mining) (METEKSAN System)

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Core Resources Management System (CRMS)

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Core Resources Management System (CRMS)

Others /

Project Type
The World Bank, Ministry of Health (Türkiye)
Project Name
Core Resources Management System (CRMS)
Summary
CRMS is an online registration system which indicates the staff status of the Ministry of Health across the country. CRMS project was begun to be formed within the framework of the World Bank's Second Health Project.
Working Period
1998-2000
Position
Software Quality Manager (LIKOM Software)

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