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Vanessa Lage-Rupprecht

Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, DE

Dr. Vanessa Lage-Rupprecht Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, Department of Bioinformatics, Institutszentrum Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany I started my scientific career with a degree in biology at the University of Bonn. At the Department of Neurosurgery (University Clinic Bonn) I received my PhD in Neurophysiology and continued my research as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of Neuroscience at McGovern Medical School (UTHealth) in Houston (Texas, USA) and at the University of Regensburg, Germany. In November 2018, I became a research associate in the Department of Bioinformatics at the Fraunhofer SCAI and since then I have had the opportunity to contribute my Neuroscience expertise to a number of projects, including the "Human Brain Pharmacome", a collaborative project between three Fraunhofer Institutes (SCAI, IAIS, ITMP) with focus on drug repurposing strategies. I am responsible for the development of biological application examples, which are tested in combinatorial in silico - in vitro approaches, in order to identify drug candidates e.g. for therapeutic treatment in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. Further foci of my work are the construction of knowledge graphs for the modeling of neurological and psychiatric diseases as well as the creation of ontologies and terminologies. As a certified usability engineer, I take care of the usability requirements for the development of biomedical software.

 

Contributions

Ping Pong – Playful Knowledge Transfer (AI-SDV 2021)