ITFoM - The IT future of medicine

Hans Lehrach, Ralf Subrak, Peter Boyle, Markus Pasterk, Kurt Zatloukal, Heimo Müller, Tim Hubbard, Angela Brand, Mark Girolami, Daniel Jameson, Frank J. Bruggeman, Hans V. Westerhoff

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    Molecular medicine is undergoing a revolution, creating a data fog that may obscure understanding. The functioning human is analogous to a biological factory controlled by an incredibly complex Information and Communication (IC) network. It is proposed that 7 billion computational replicas be made of those 7 billion human IC networks to enable interrogation and manipulation, for understanding and personalized healthcare. This requires a revolutionary ICT that follows the organization of the biological information and communication flows, with implications for hardware, software and connectivity. © Selection and peer-review under responsibility of FET11 conference organizers and published by Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)26-29
    Number of pages3
    JournalProcedia Computer Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Distributive computing
    • Healthcare revolution
    • High throughput data analysis
    • Nonlinear information and communication technology
    • Personalized medicine
    • Systems medicine
    • Virtual human


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