Dr.Ing. Johannes Starlinger

starlingerJohannes Starlinger is a Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After studying medicine at Medical University of Vienna, and Computer Science at HU-Berlin, he joined the DFG-funded SOAMED graduate program in 2010 to research service-oriented architectures in a medical area of application. He received his PhD from HU-Berlin in 2015. Johannes’ current research focus is on similarity search over data relevant to the biomedical domain, including scientific workflows, genomic data, and medical data.

Prof. Dr.Ing. Ulf Leser

leserUlf Leser studied informatics at TU München and obtained his PhD from TU Berlin. In 2002 be became professor for Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics at HU Berlin. His highly interdisciplinary research focuses on scientific data management, statistical Bioinformatics, biomedical text mining, and scientific workflows. He is speaker of the DFG-RTG SOAMED and a board member of the DFG-excellence RTG BSIO.

PD Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Felix Balzer

balzerFelix Balzer is a consultant for anaesthesia and head of the research group “Data Science in Perioperative Care” at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He received the Venia Legendi for experimental anaesthesiology at Charité in 2015 and obtained a PhD in computer science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2017. His research on patient safety is at the intersection of perioperative care and informatics with a focus on the identification of security-related process indicators in anaesthesiology and critical care.

Dr Elizabeth Ford

Liz-Ford-June-2017-Cropped-246x360Elizabeth Ford received her BA(Hons) in Psychology with Physiology from the University of Oxford in 2000,  followed by a research assistant post in Psychology at University College London. She took up a Medical Research Council funded PhD position in clinical health psychology at the University of Sussex in 2004. From 2007-2015 she had a range of postdoc positions, moving from Psychology (University of Sussex) to Psychiatric Epidemiology (Barts Medical School, London) to Primary Care Epidemiology in 2011 (Brighton and Sussex Medical School). She has gained a reputation in using a range of methods to explore data quality in primary care databases. In 2016 Dr Ford was appointed Lecturer in Medical Research Methodology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and was awarded funding from the Wellcome Trust to identify patients with initial indications of dementia in primary care. She was also appointed to the first cohort of Future Leaders in Health Data Science at the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. Oliver Blankenstein

blankensteinOliver Blankenstein is a pediatrician at the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology and the head of the Newborn Screening Laboratory at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He also heads the department of endocrinology and metabolism at Labor Berlin. He has served as PI in a number of randomized controlled clinical trials and, for several years, has been advising computer science researchers in the DFG RTG SOAMED.