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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011, FET 11 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 04-05-201106-05-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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