Department of Information Technology

Biomedical Information Technology

At the Department of Information Technology we run a wide variety of projects within the area of Biomedical Information Technology.


Current activities | List of projects | Earlier activities

Biomed-IT Research Arena


Grant calls

Swelife and Medtech4Health - Collaborative Projects for Improved Health (Spring 2019)
Deadline: February 28
The goal is to promote renewal and innovation for a more value-added healthcare and increase sustainable growth in the life science sector in Sweden. See this link for more information.

Samtal kring AI med Karim och Thomas
A discussion (in Swedish) between Karim Jebari, PhD and Thomas Schöön, professor at the IT department, about AI and its societal consequences. February 27, 16.00-18.00. Registration required! Registration and more information

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Projects within Biomedical Information Technology

We run a wide variety of projects within the area of Biomedical Information Technology. Here we list brief summaries of ongoing projects.

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Previous activities

On the open SSF call Med-X; -- Medicine meets IT, electronics och material research
Date and time: October 24, 12:00-13:00
Place: 2446
Speakers: Thiemo Voigt, IT department. Inger Florin, SSF.
Thiemo Voigt presents the LifeSec SSF project on IT security in medical IoT applications, but also the background to how this project came about. Inger Florin, the research secretary responsible for this call att SSF presents the current call itself and is available for questions.

IT och AI i radiologi – var står vi idag, a lunch seminar at the Radiology division
Date and time: November 9th, 12:00-13:00
Venue: The lecture room at the Radiology division, UU Hospital, entrance 70, first floor
Speakers: Robin Strand, Joel Kullberg, Johan Wikström, Tomas Bjerner, Håkan Ahlström

June 8: Seminar by Anne Carpenter (Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, US) 13:15 at SciLifeLab, triple room in Navet, BMC, E10:1309
A picture is worth a million data points: Tackling world health problems via cell morphology
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May 31: AIMday The BiomedIT Research Arena will organise an AIMday focusing on the use of machine learning in life science and medicine at Navet, BMC, Uppsala University. See the aimday homepage.

May 15: Lunch seminar 12.00 in 2446 with Adam Ameur and Niclas Jareborg who talk about the data processing challenges associated to the SweGen project that aims to map genetic variation in Sweden.

April 26 2018: Workshop for the initiation of new collaborations with GE Healthcare. Participating speakers from GE as well as the IT department, hosted by the BiomedIT arena. 9.00-12.00

Inauguration of Uppsala MedTech Science & Innovation. Video of the event.


Workshop on current Biomed-IT projects in Uppsala

Date and time: October 17, 12:00-16:00
Room: ITC 4308
Poster as pdf
Sign up here.

HASTE: Hierarchical Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Data From intelligent data acquisition via smart data-management to confident prediction Abstract
  • Carolina Wählby, Division of Visual Information and Interaction, Dept. of IT, UU
  • Andreas Hellander, Division of Scientific Computing, Dept. of IT, UU
GE Software for Biopharmaceuticals Abstract
  • Key Hyckenberg, Staff Software Engineer, Life Sciences, GE Healthcare
Haptics-Assisted Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Planning using Interactive 3D Image Segmentation and Visualisation Abstract
  • Ingela Nyström, Division of Visual Information and Interaction, Dept. of IT, UU
  • Andreas Thor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dept. of Surgical Sciences, UU
Next Generation Sequencing of Ancient DNA - Challenges and Opportunities Abstract
  • Torsten Günther, Dept. of Organismal Biology, UU
Health and Biodiversity in the Era of Data-Driven Research Abstract
  • Björn Nystedt, National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden, NBIS

Site visit to the Radiology department

There will be a guided tour where we get information about, and visit, different acquisition systems such as X-ray, CT, PET, Angio and MR. During the site visit, we will also get a presentation, and demo, of the information systems PACS and RIS.
Host: Per Albrektsson
Venue: We meet by entrance 85
Date and time: May 5, 13:00-16:00
Maximum number of participants: 25
Register here

Lunch seminars on current challenges in biomedical information technology Spring 2017

March 29, 12:00-13:00, Room ITC2446.
Computational challenges in the era of modern genomics: the problems
Manfred Grabherr, PI at IMBIM, UU
Computational challenges in the era of modern genomics: the solutions
Neda Zamani, researcher in the Grabherr group
Register no later than March 27 for a free sandwich

February 23, 12:00-13:00, Room ITC2446.
Electronic Health Records
Benny Eklund, IT Strategist, County Council of Uppsala
Patient empowerment - a side effect of modern technology Video

Lunch seminars on current challenges in biomedical information technology Autumn 2016

NEW: Videos from the lectures are now available on Uppsala University's YouTube channel. See links in the information below.

Digital Health. October 6, 12:00-13:00, Room ITC2446.
- Dag Nyholm, Medical Doctor, Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, UU. Video.
- Maria Hägglund, Senior Researcher, Health Informatics Centre, KI. Video.

Personalized Care Outside the Hospital. October 20, 12:00-13:00, ITC2344.
- Per-Olof Sjöberg, head of the Business and Innovation area eHealth, SICS. Video.
- Helena Grönqvist, Researcher and Research Coordinator, U-CARE, Dept. of Public Health and Caring Sciences, UU. Video.

Personalized/Individualized Medicine. November 10, 12:00-13:00, Room ITC2446.
- Päivi Östling, Senior researcher, Dept. of Oncology-Pathology, KI. Video.

Big Data in Medicine. November 17, 12:00-13:00, Room ITC2446.
- Ola Spjuth, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, UU. Video.
- Emma Lundberg, Associate Professor, Human Protein Atlas, KTH. Video.

Slides from the Biomed-IT workshop May 18, 2016

Workshop on Biomedical Information Technology, including final presentations of SPARC Projects.

- Design for Improved Patient Safety: Resilience Engineering and Sociotechnical Systems Design in Intensive Care. Speaker: Anders Jansson
- Automated multiscale analysis of TEM images for improved cost-effective diagnosis of cilia disorders. Speaker: Ida-Maria Sintorn
- Inference and Data-driven Modeling of population of Cells. Speaker: Stefan Engblom
- Director of Research and Education, Professor Uppsala University Hospital. Speaker: Sune Larsson
- Vice-rector of the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. Speaker: Johan Tysk
- Mathematical Modeling of Neural and Behavioral Response in Deep Brain Stimulation. Speaker: Alexander Medvedev
- Computerized Image Analysis for Ophthalmologic Applications. Speaker: Filip Malmberg
- Chopsticks: Motion Sensors for Medical Diagnosis and Habilitation. Speaker: Edith Ngai

Updated  2019-02-22 11:45:14 by Carl Nettelblad.