Working Groups

The Data Coordination Centre operates Working Groups to provide interoperability for the Swiss Personalized Health Network. These groups bring knowledge from the different domains that comprise the SPHN, including expertise in the semantics of how patient data is described through to the IT challenge of securely handling sensitive data.


Clinical Data Semantic Interoperability

Mandate: Advise on clinical data interoperability standards, data formats and exchange formalisms to be adopted within SPHN

Chair: Chrisitan Lovis


USB Markus Obreiter
USZ Cornelia Kruschel Weber
CHUV Nicolas Rosat
Insel Mathias Kämpf
HUG David Cavin
eHealth Suisse Jürg Bleuer

BioMedIT Interoperability (Project)

Mandate: Develop and implement interoperability between BioMedIT nodes to enable sharing of data and analysis workflows within SPHN

Chair: Kevin Sayers


sciCORE Jaroslaw Surkont
Vital-IT Jorge Molina
ETH: SIS Diana Coman Schmid
UZH: S3IT Sergio Mafioletti
SDSC Jiří Kunčar

SIB IT Security Groups (Operational)

Mandate: Advise on IT infrastructure (storage and HPC) and practical IT security measures for the BioMedIT nodes in SPHN, mitigate security risks through training and awareness

Chair: Heinz Stockinger


SIB: Vital-IT Roberto Fabretti
Unibsas: sciCORE Guillermo Losilla Anadon
ETH: SIS Christian Bolliger
USZ Sacha Schweizer
SIB Information System Security Officer Warren Paulus
SIB Data Protection Officer Marc Filliettaz
SIB: PHI Torsten Schwede

Bioinformatics and Data Analytics

Mandate: Provide recommendations on bioinformatics and data analytics related SPHN infrastructures, such as software tools, research data management, reference datasets, and interaction with international stakeholders

Chair: Michael Baudis


University of Basel RNA Regulatory Networks Mihaela Zavolan
USB Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Bram Stiltjes
ETH Biomedical Informatics Gunnar Rätsch
ETH Chemical and Systems Biology Bernd Wollscheid
ETH Chemical and Systems Biology Patrick Pedrioli
ETH Machine Learning & Computational Biology Karsten Borgwardt
UNIGE Genetic Medicine and Development Manolis Dermitzakis
EPFL Biomolecular Modeling Matteo Dal Peraro
SIB Clinical Bioinformatics Valérie Barbié
UNIL Complex Trait Genetics Matthew Robinson
University of Bern Bioinformatics Remy Bruggmann
Insel Sample and Report Management Clinical Trials Alexander Leichtle
USZ Skin Cancer Research

Mitchell Levesque