Welcome to the blog “Lost in Life Sciences” of the scientific unit “Process Intelligence“, which belongs to the Fraunhofer Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology (PAMB).

In this blog, we post articles of current and past work, mostly related to the digitization and automation of life sciences and always from an computer-science perspective.


Merlin Process Designer: Design, Documentation, and Planning of discrete biotechnological Processes.

Lab-IoT, smart applications for laboratories based on Internet-of-Things / Industry 4.0 technology.

Research Topics

  • Integration of 3rd-party electronic lab notbooks (ELNS) as end-user interfaces for digitizes biotechnological processes,
  • Automatic translation of prose-based process descriptions into formal process notations based on the current state of natural language processing (NLP) and semantic technologies,
  • Automatic Planning of discrete biotechnological processes (cf. Publications) utilizing the current state of artificial intelligence (AI),