EBOKON10: Joint cooperation to fight infectious diseases

The Analyze Genomes team at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) supports the research activities of the international research cooperation “EBOKON10” coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. The consortium members work on specific software tools build on latest in-memory technology to enable systematical tracking and tracing of infectious disease cases. It addresses concrete requirement of many countries by involving experts working in affected regions, e.g. affected by the latest Ebola outbreak.

Further details are available on the project webpage.

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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.