What we do

DIFUTURE Tübingen joined the GO:FAIR PHT Implementation Network  in 2018 as a milestone for distributed FAIR analysis. We aim to deploy a possible solution to achieve the defined goals from the PHT manifesto.

We develop proof-of-concepts, fully open source accessible, to demonstrate how modern cloud techniques can be leveraged for complex distributed, privacy-preserving medical data analytics.

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our current work

We work on several use cases with different partners to evaluate and demonstrate our development.

Our current main focus is:

  • deployment
  • security
  • image and genome analysis
  • governance

Dec ’20

A PHT Tübingen update presented by Lukas Zimmermann. Presented at International FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020.

Presentation (google)

Oct ’20

A shared status update with Aachen presented by Marius Herr, Sascha Welten and Oya Beyan with the architecture from Tübingen, Demo in Aachen and next steps. Presented at the MII workshop for distributed analysis in Germany.

Presentation (google)

Oct ’19

A status update presented by Marius Herr of the recent progress at Tübingen. Presented at the DIFUTURE symposium 2019 in Tübingen.

Presentation (pdf)

Nov ’18

The first proof-of-concept presentation by Oliver Kohlbacher of our PHT architecture, workflow and train-API. Presented at the DIFUTURE symposium 2018 in Munich, the GO FAIR meeting in Leiden and Berlin .

Presentation (pdf)

Our code is fully open source and can be accessed at gitlab.com

Our Team

Marius (MSc in Medical Informatics),  works as PhD student on: analysis, security concepts, and enabling new methods using the Personal Health Train. He is part of the DIFUTURE analytics Team. Contact: Marius.Herr@uni-tuebingen.de
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Lukas (MSc in Bioinformatics),  works as cloud scientist and is technical lead of the Personal Health Train Tübingen. He is part of the DIFUTURE informatics Team.

Contact: Lukas.Zimmermann@uni-tuebingen.de

Mete (Ph.D. in computer engineering),  works as Postdocotoral researcher on security concepts on the Personal Health Train Tübingen. He is part of the DIFUTURE analytics Team.

Michael studied in his B.Sc cognitive science and will finish his M.Sc in computer science soon. He works as research assistant at the Institute of Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) and works on: security implementation and enabling new methods using the Personal Health Train.

Florian studied in his B.Sc computer science and in his M.Sc in medical informatics. He works as research assistant at the Institute of Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) and works on: automatic detection of malicious trains and enabling new methods using the Personal Health Train.

Peter studies media informatics (B.Sc) and works for the hospital (UKT) as IT-Worker and is also responsible for the e-learning and survey applications. At TBI he works as a research assistant. He contributes to the following PHT topics: security implementation, UI- designs & applications, backend APIs and microservices.
Felix studies Bioinformatics (B.Sc) and works as research assistant at the Institute of Translational Bioinformatics (TBI). He works on: central services and test trains.
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Nico is W3 Professor for Computer Science (Methods in Medical Informatics) and team leader of the DIFUTURE analytics Team Tübingen. For further information, please visit his personal website.

Oliver is, among other positions, director of the Institute for Translational Bioinformatics and PI of DIFUTURE Tübingen. For further information, please visit his personal website.

Collaborate

You are interested to contribute to the Personal Health Train project in one of the following ways:

  • code development
  • concepts to extend or enable different methods
  • research questions you want to answer with de-central analysis
please use the contact form.