Data visualisation scientist Paul Klemm has received the prestigious Karl-Heinz-Höhne MedVis Award in 2016.
This award is given out by the German Society for Informatics and honours scientists working at the interface of biomedicine and computer sciences and thereby contributed to better diagnostics and therapies using 'big data'. The awarding committee awarded Paul's PhD work conducted at the of the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität in Madgeburg.
In his work, Paul analysed datasets from large population cohorts to identify hitherto unknown risk factors underlying a broad spectrum of maladies, ranging from liver diseases to chronic back pain. These potential risk factors included lifestyle, hobbies or preexisting medical disorders. Paul's novel method will aid physicians and medical personnel in making more accurate diagnoses and prescribing more personalized therapies.
(Photocopyright: Veronika Solteszova)