Opening Conference of "LifeTime"

Matthias Becker presents his project on "memory-driven computing" at the "LifeTime" conference in Berlin.

From 6 to 7 May our team participated in the Opening Conference of LifeTime in Berlin. This pan-European research initiative aims to develop new technologies for the treatment and early detection of diseases.

Under the title “Understanding Cells to Revolutionize Healthcare”, researchers, political decision-makers, industry leaders and prominent figures of the scientific community gathered in Berlin to discuss strategies to better understand how diseases arise and develop in the human body – cell by cell.

At the opening conference, the LifeTime consortium presented its vision and goals and discussed the state of the art of technologies that form the pillars of the initiative (single cell multi-omics; data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning; experimental disease models such as organoids).

The long-term goal of LifeTime is to advance the understanding of diseases, improve early detection and prevention, and develop innovative treatments for chronic and progressive diseases. It is about the precision medicine of the future.

Prof. Joachim L. Schultze contributes to the initiative as one of the leaders of the WorkPackage 7 on the industry and innovation strategy.

Matthias Becker, one of our PostDocs, presented his work on “Memory-Driven Computing: A novel architecture for growing single-cell data sets“. In a collaboration with Hewlett Packard he utilizes the advantages of memory-driven computing to accelerate the preprocessing and analysis of single-cell data sets. Under following link you may watch his very inspiring talk:

Under following link you may watch all talks of the conference: