Prof. Dr. med. Frank Ückert
Initially, Professor Ückert taught in Münster as a junior professor and then in Mainz as a university professor and head of medical informatics. Supporting and often initializing collaborative medical research in complex networks became a major focus for him. One example of such a network is the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), one of the German Centers for Health Research funded by the BMBF. He was responsible for developing its IT platform, which connects all eleven DKTK sites and enables joint research using data and biomaterials. As a component of a "Spitzencluster" (high-tech strategy of the BMBF), Professor Ückert also developed an internet-based portal to allow for the biometric evaluation of various omics data combined with clinical data in a semi-automated way. From January 2016, as a university professor at the University of Heidelberg, he headed Medical Informatics in Translational Oncology at the German Cancer Research Center. Here, highly complex data was transformed into knowledge that can be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in partnership with experts from various disciplines. The data collected in the data warehouse developed together with SAP is automatically combined with information from publications and from various databases. Clinical decision support was provided via knowledge models, but also by means of machine learning algorithms, and research hypotheses were generated to contribute to a deeper understanding of disease.
Sylvia Nürnberg PhD
Junior Research Group Leader - Secondary Use of Healthcare Data
Team Leader IAM-AI
Dr. Nürnberg has a research background in cardiovascular molecular genetics and bioinformatics data analysis in R. She did her PhD in hematology at the University of Cambridge, followed by several years of research in cardiovascular genomics at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she worked on the application of artificial intelligence in medical research at a diagnostic gene sequencing company and then at the German Cancer Research Center.
Team Leader IAM-ASD
Mr. Ataian has many years of experience in agile software development, both as a frontend and backend developer and as a product owner. He is responsible for all software developers and their projects, supports all other work groups in establishing structures such as code standards, working methods such as SCRUM and KANBAN, standardized tools, planning of server infrastructures, and acts as a system administrator looking after all systems operated by IAM. With regard to medical applications, he has developed metadata repositories, research databases, organizational tools, and registries for studies, and most recently served as IT development manager at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.
Team Leader IAM-RCA
After his license to practice medicine, Mr. Gottfried worked for several years at the University Hospital in Heidelberg and at the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim. Subsequently, he worked at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg on the establishment of innovative data visualization concepts for clinical routine.
Assistant to the Director
As an executive assistant in an IT company for many years, Ms. Brouer has gained extensive experience in the digital environment. In addition, as a human resources specialist, she is also familiar with a wide range of human resources tasks. At the IAM she combines both focal points as the institute's first point of contact in the area of administration.