Personalized Health Informatics Group

SIB’s Personalized Health Informatics (PHI) Group is responsible for central infrastructure components (tools, platforms, servers, etc.) and procedural solutions of the BioMedIT Network. 

Under the umbrella of the SPHN Data Coordination Center (DCC), which is mandated to promote the development and implementation of nationwide semantic and technical interoperability standards, PHI operates a central service layer and is responsible for the coordination as well as the management and direction of the BioMedIT Network. SIB has the overall responsibility for the BioMedIT Network project and handles the finances allocated to the PHI Group, the BioMedIT Network associated institutions, and additional partner organizations contributing to the project.

Dr Katrin Crameri, Director of the Personalized Health Informatics Group

Dr. Katrin Crameri

Director

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Full of energy and enthusiasm, Katrin leads the SPHN Data Coordination Center activities and the BioMedIT Network.

Owen Appleton

Senior IT Services Manager, PHI Central Services

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Owen’s experience in Service Management for research supports the professional delivery of services to the SPHN community.

Dr. Jan Armida

Scientific Coordinator, Data Interoperability Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Jan brings all his passion and expertise to support the SPHN task forces and promote the FAIRifcation of health-related data in different fields of research.

Patricia Fernàndez Pinilla

Technical Coordinator, BioMedIT Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Patricia brings in her technical background to help coordinate and support activities in the BioMedIT Project.

Kristin Gnotdke

Senior Clinical Data Specialist, Data Interoperability Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Simone Guzzi

Full Stack Software Developer, BioMedIT Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Simone uses his passion, experience and knowledge in software development to evolve, monitor and expand BioMedIT’s central services.

Dr. Petar Horki

Scientific Coordinator, PHI Central Services

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Petar brings his engineering know-how and clinical data experience to advance the SPHN goals.

Shubham Kapoor

Systems Architect, BioMedIT Team Lead

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Shubham brings in his secure HPC & Cloud computing expertise to architect BioMedIT’s secure computing environments for sensitive data processing and management.
Dr Julia Maurer, Senior Scientific Coordinator (ELSI) of the Personalized Health Informatics Group

Dr. Julia Maurer

Scientific Coordination Manager, PHI Central Services

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Julia uses her experience and expertise using health-related data as a clinical researcher, to support and promote the ethical and legal questions in SPHN and BioMedIT.
Michael Müller-Breckenridge, Office Manager, Personalized Health Informatics Group

Michael Müller-Breckenridge

Operations Officer, PHI Central Services

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Michael’s background in not-for-profit management, community organizing, and hospitality & events management all come into their own in his role supporting the central operations of the PHI Group. His key responsibilities at PHI are organizational management, communications, finance administration, HR administration, and supporting the PHI director and group members in achieving their goals.

Dr. Sabine Österle

Team Lead, Data Interoperability Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Sabine oversees and manages the PHI portfolio and related activities towards achieving the interoperability goals in SPHN.

Dr. Vasundra Touré

Scientific Coordinator, Data Interoperability Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Vasundra brings her expertise to enhance the FAIRness of health-related data with Semantic Web technologies.

Deepak Unni

Scientific Coordinator, Data Interoperability Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Deepak brings his experience on working with semantic web technologies, building knowledge graphs, implementation of FAIR data principles, and knowledge of existing and upcoming standards to augment the semantics and interoperability goals of SPHN.

Dr. Layal Abo Khayal

Technical Coordinator, BioMedIT Team

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics