HPI Digital Health Cluster

Inaugural Lecture

Dear Professors,
dear colleagues and students,

We are pleased to invite you to the inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr. Christoph Lippert at the Digital Engineering Faculty jointly sponsored by the University of Potsdam and the Hasso Plattner Institute, which will address the topic "Precision Healthcare is Data Science" on November 1, 2018.

The inaugural lecture will be held in English. The event starts at 16:00 in lecture hall 1 at the Hasso Plattner Institute (Hörsaalgebäude).

Technological advances in clinical measurement devices based on sequencing, imaging, and wearable sensors promise to accurately diagnose diseases in their earliest stages when they can be readily treated. Data science lies at the core of this vision of personalized medicine, where each individual is monitored based on their medical history, as well as their own genetic and environmental disease risk. While today, medicine is still mainly centered around treating symptoms rather than personalized treatment of disease mechanisms, recent cohort studies that pair genetics with multi-modal phenotyping will serve as reference populations to assess the disease risk of an individual, as they provide detailed longitudinal recordings of occurrence and progression of disease in healthy individuals.