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Andrea Ruffing

CISPA and DZNE founding the Helmholtz Medical Security and Privacy Research Center

Across the world, researchers collect patient data to develop novel treatments for widespread diseases such as dementia, strokes, or tumor diseases. This data is extracted from blood samples or x-ray images is combined from different sources to multimedia contents. Researchers are faced with the challenge to evaluate this wealth of biomedical data efficiently without intruding on patients’ privacy. Two Helmholtz centers in Saarbruecken and Bonn now founded the new “Helmholtz Medical Security and Privacy Research Center (HMSP)” with a joint agenda to develop trustworthy and privacy-preserving techniques to process medical data.

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