b-it Lecture Series Summer Semester 2017

b-it professors organise a lecture series in Summer Semester 2017. This semester it is organised by:

  • Professor Dr. Jürgen Bajorath
  • Professor Dr. Martin Hofmann-Apitius
  • Professor Dr. Thomas Schultz

Venue: b-it Lecture hall , b-it building

Time: 17:00 hours

4 May 2017

Professor Dr. Thomas Schultz, b-it, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bonn, Germany

Insights from the Pixel Dump: Analysis and Visualization of Biomedical Image Ensembles


The increasing availability, resolution, complexity, and automation of biomedical imaging leads to huge amounts of image data which can no longer be adequately analyzed by traditional visual inspection. However, once we develop suitable solutions for (semi-)automated analysis, it opens up new possibilities for quantitative and predictive modeling. Using diffusion MRI, a modern neuroimaging modality, as the main example, this talk will discuss the roles that mathematical modeling, statistics and machine learning, as well as interactive visualization have to play in this context. In particular, we show how brain fiber pathways can be reconstructed based on how they affect water diffusion, how the results can be used to detect disease and reveal structure-function relationship, and how visualization can effectively support semiautomated hypothesis generation, as well as methods development.

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01 June 2017

Dr. Ashutosh Malhotra, Digital Health, Heraeus Medical, Wehrheim, Germany

Digital Health: The notion of simply discharing patients with some technology


22 June 2017

Dr. Girish Srinivas, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Industry vs. Academia: How you do the research matters far more than where you do


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29 June 2017

Dr. Priyanka Banerjee, Institute of Physiology, Structural Bioinformatics Group, Charité Berlin, Germany

Computational Methods for the Prediction of Chemical Toxicity


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6 July 2017

Professor Dr. Maik Kschischo, Hochschule Koblenz, RheinAhrCampus, Remagen, Germany

Narrowing the gap between statistical learning and mechanical  modelling to illuminate complex biology


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13 July 2017


Dr. Satya Swarup Samal, Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Investigating Critical Transitions in Complex Systems associated with Systems Biomedicine


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