BIOPATTERN - Network of Excellence
Network of Excellence (1.1.2004- ) is a
groundbreaking project that integrates key elements of European
research to enable Europe to become a world leader in eHealth. The
Grand Vision is to develop a pan-European, coherent and intelligent
analysis of a citizen's bioprofile; to make the analysis of this
bioprofile remotely accessible to patients and clinicians; and to
exploit bioprofile to combat major diseases such as cancer and brain
A biopattern is the basic information (pattern) that provides clues
about underlying clinical evidence for diagnosis and treatment of
diseases. Typically, it is derived from specific data types, e.g.
genomics information and vital biosignals such as the EEG. A bioprofile
is a personal 'fingerprint' that fuses together a person's current and
past medical history, biopatterns and prognosis. It combines data,
analysis and predications of possible susceptibility to diseases.
BIOPATTERN proposes to provide novel computational intelligent
techniques for biopattern analysis and a pan-European integrated,
intelligent analysis of an individual's bioprofile. Information from
distributed databases will be made available, securely, over the
Internet to provide on-line algorithms, libraries and processing
facilities for such analysis.
BIOPATTERN integrates the research efforts of 31 institutions across
Europe to tackle and reduce fragmentation in the new field of
biopattern and bioprofile analysis which will underpin eHealthcare in
the post genome era. It brings together leading researchers in medical
informatics and bioinformatics from academia, the healthcare sector and
industry in a new way, harnessing expertise and information to put
Europe at the forefront of eHealth.
BIOPATTERN aims to identify how bioprofile could be exploited for
individualised healthcare such as disease prevention, diagnosis and
treatment. Its ultimate goal is to become a Virtual Research Institute
recognised as a world-leading scientific resource.
coordinated by Prof. Emmanuel Ifeachor in
Univeristy of Plymouth.
Biopattern event in Tampere, October the 18th, 2004
A workshop on
Neuroscience and Information Technology was arranged by the
Biopattern project in Tampere on October the 18th, 2004.
The goals of the workshop were:
- to facilitate the exchange of information between Neuroscience
researchers and researchers in Information Technology. The focus
will be on information processing and data analysis techniques
for basic Neuroscience research, from molecular to system levels,
rather than on clinical neuroscience
- to spread and disseminate knowledge in Neuroinformatics within
and beyond the Biopattern partners
Alpo Värri, latest update 2005-01-14