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Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine

Objective

Healthcare is entering the digital era: More and more patient data, from the molecular level of genome sequences to the level of image phenotypes and health history, are available in digital form. Exploring this big health data promises to reveal new insights into disease mechanisms and therapy outcomes. Ultimately, the goal is to exploit these insights for Precision Medicine, which hopes to offer personalized preventive care and therapy selection for each patient.
A technology with transformational potential in analysing this health data is Machine Learning. Machine Learning strives to discover new knowledge in form of statistical dependencies in large datasets. Mining health data is, however, not a simple direct application of established machine learning techniques. On the contrary, the emerging population-scale and ultra-high dimensionality of health data creates the need to develop Machine Learning algorithms that can successfully operate at this scale. Overcoming these frontiers in Machine Learning is key to making the vision of Precision Medicine a reality.
To meet this challenge, Europe urgently needs a new generation of scientists with knowledge in both machine learning and in health data analysis, who are extremely rare at a global scale. Our ETN’s goal is to close this gap, by bringing together leading European research institutes in Machine Learning and Statistical Genetics, both from the private and public sector, to train 14 early stage researchers. These scientists will help to shape the future of this important topic and increase Europe’s competitiveness in this domain, which will have severe academic and industrial impact in the future and has the potential to shape the healthcare and high tech sector in Europe in the 21st century.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Henkestrasse 127
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 232 069,68
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STACC OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 232 069,68
Address
Ulikooli 2
51003 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Americo Vespucio 15 Edif S2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS SCIENCES ET LETTRES
France
Address
60 Rue Mazarine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHARMATICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
9 Little France Road, Edinburgh Bioquarter
EH16 4UX Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Sandhofer Strasse 116
68305 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)