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Digital Medicine and E-Health

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With an increasing digitalisation of personal data, new methods for analysis and treatment are opening up in medicine, offering a fast and coherent profile of the patient. E-Health, a system based on electronic data processing, will lead to a comprehensive network of different points of contact, e.g. emergency services, physicians, hospital, care home, pharmacy, and health insurance provider, thereby improving patient care. The scientists of the “Biomedical Informatics and E-Health” Campus Research Focus are researching, reshaping and establishing new concepts in the field of e-health. One focus is on identifying new forms of patient care with the use of information and communication technologies. All the functional chains of E-Health processes are being analysed and solutions to problems are being sought interactively with partners in health care. Exploring innovative instruments for the analysis, use and application of big data in the health sector will lead to systems biological modelling capable of fusing the most diverse data and generating new models for the widest range of research facilities. This opens up possibilities of application in a multitude of research areas (e.g. economics, medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics) and creates further opportunities for cooperation between other Campus Research Foci and further Profile Areas.

Successful Joint Research
Research Infrastructure
  • Currently being established: University Center for BioMedical Informatics
    This will be a joint facility of Justus Liebig University Giessen and Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences pursuant to § 47 Sentence 2 of the Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (Hessian Higher Education Act).
  • de.NBI-Cloud, offering all major cloud computing service models:
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
Participating Researchers

At Justus Liebig University Giessen

  • Prof. Dr. Marek Bartkuhn,
    Faculty of Medicine, JLU
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann
    Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, JLU
  • Dr. Jörn Pons-Kühnemann
    Faculty of Medicine, JLU
  • Prof. Dr. Keywan Sohrabi
    Faculty of Health Sciences, THM
    Faculty of Medicine, JLU

At Philipps-Universität Marburg

  • Prof. Dr. Dominik Heider
    Bioinformatics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Center for Synthetic Microbiology SYNMIKRO, UMR
  • PD Dr. David Pedrosa
    Senior Physician, Head of Parkinson's Disease and Neuromodulation, UMR


At Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences

  • Prof. Thomas Friedl
    Faculty of Health Sciences, THM
  • Prof. Dr. Henning Schneider
    Faculty of Health Sciences, THM
    Faculty of Medicine, JLU
  • Prof. Dr. Keywan Sohrabi
    Faculty of Health Sciences, THM
    Faculty of Medicine, JLU
Research Environment
  • Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg (University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg) and Rhön-Klinikum AG
    (Cooperation partner of the Campus Research Focus)