Current Topics in Bioinformatics 2023 | Best Practices in Health Data Management and Advances in Digital Health

14:00 till 19:30 o'clock
Kalendereintrag speichern
Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB)

Hannoversche Str. 28, 10115 Berlin

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Keynote | Rolf Apweiler, EMBL´s European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), UK

Join us at this year's Current Topics in Bioinformatics conference, where we'll explore best practices in health data management and advances in digital health approaches that benefit patients. Learn from experts from industry and academia about the following topics:

  1. Data integration and interoperability is essential for healthcare delivery.
  2. Data governance and privacy in compliance with privacy regulations.
  3. Artificial intelligence and machine learning enable more accurate and personalized healthcare.
  4. Precision medicine: By tailoring treatments to individual patients' genetic and biological characteristics, precision medicine promises to improve treatment outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
  5. Patient engagement: Engaging patients in their own care can improve outcomes and reduce costs by empowering them to take an active role in managing their health.

Overall, health data management and digital health are critical to improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare. By leveraging the latest technologies and best practices, we can transform healthcare and improve lives. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn, connect, and collaborate with experts and colleagues from around Berlin/Brandenburg.

Please find the agenda below.

Participation is free of charge.

Call for posters & pitches

Are you working in the field of bioinfomatics and want to present your R&D at a poster & in a 3-4 min flash talk during this conference? Posters will be presented during the whole conference.

If you are interested please write an email with the title and focus of your talk until June 22.



Chairs: Edda Klipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Bertram Weiss, Bayer AG, Berlin


1:30 pm

2:00 p.m.
Welcome Address: Bertram Weiss, Bayer AG

2:10 p.m.
[livestream] Michael Schirner, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)
From collaborative and compliant research environments to personalized healthcare and precision medicine with Cognitive Digital Twins

2:45 p.m.
[livestream] Keynote: Rolf Apweiler, EMBL´s European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)
Data Science Enters the Center Stage in the Life Sciences: From Fringe Activity to Driving Force

3:20 p.m.
Poster Pitches

3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break

4:20 p.m.
Sylvia Thun, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)
Digital Medicine and Interoperability

4:45 p.m.
Fabian Prasser, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)
Striking a reasonable balance between health data protection and data use: national platforms and approaches

5:10 p.m.
Edgar Steiger, Zentralinstitut kassenaerztliche Versorgung
Claims data and ambulatory healthcare: big data, regulations, research opportunities

5:35 p.m.
Closing Remarks: Edda Klipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

5:45 p.m.
Get Together

7:30 p.m.
End of Event


About the event

“Current Topics in Bioinformatics” is an annual symposium bringing together the local experts in Bioinformatics from academia and industry in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The series was founded in 2003 by the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) together with the Healthcare Industries Cluster HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg. In 2017, a Steering Committee including Bayer AG, the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and the MPIMG has been established to further advance the series and establish it as the annual meeting of Bioinformaticians in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Since 2023, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin joins the Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. Dr. Edda Klipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Uwe Ohler, Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Dr. Bertram Weiss, Bayer AG



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