A groundbreaking European project launched next week and led by the University of Plymouth will help to combat major diseases such as cancer and brain diseases. The four-year project, which involves 31 institutions across Europe, will be launched in Milan on Friday 9 July, when the first workshop takes place.
The projects key aim is to tackle and reduce fragmentation in the new field of biopattern and profile analysis. (A biopattern is the basic information ie pattern that provides clues about underlying clinical evidence for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. A bioprofile is a personal fingerprint that fuses together a persons current and past medical history, biopattern and prognosis.)
Speaking about the project, Emmanuel Ifeachor, Professor of Intelligent Electronic Systems at the University of Plymouth, said: "The grand vision is to develop a pan-European, coherent and intelligent analysis of an individuals bioprofile; to make the analysis of this bioprofile remotely accessible to patients and clinicians, and to exploit the bioprofile to combat major diseases such as cancer and brain diseases."
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