World Health Summit: Hasso Plattner Institute Presents Instantaneous Genome Analysis

“A new database technology from Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) holds the promise of utilizing personalized medicine on a comprehensive scale. This technology is to be presented at the World Health Summit on October 24th in Berlin. Originally developed for corporate software and honored with the 2012 German Innovation prize, In-Memory Technology will also help in the future to analyze and evaluate huge amounts of medical data in real-time. Complicated and expensive treatments, such as those for cancer patients, could then be carried out faster and better tailored to fit each patient.”

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About Matthieu-P. Schapranow

Dr. Matthieu-P. Schapranow received a PhD in Software Engineering from University of Potsdam in Germany in 2012. He also received BSc and MSc degrees in Software Engineering, in 2006 and 2008, respectively from the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI).Since June 2012, he is Principal Investigator of Life Sciences at the Chair of Prof. Plattner at the HPI and visiting scientist at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin. He is a valued member of the Berlin Cancer Society and contributes to the working group e-Health of the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).Dr. Schapranow was honored with the Berlin-Brandenburg Innovation Award for his interdisciplinary cooperation with the Charité in 2012. Together with Prof. Dr. Plattner, he published the textbook "High-Performance In-Memory Genome Data Analysis" on occasion of the World Health Summit 2013.