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Who’s behind the SMART SENSING insights blog? Here’s a list of our authors and contributors:

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Volker Bruns

Volker is a digital pathology and spatial biology enthusiast with a computer science background. Volker and his team develop commercial image analysis software for digital pathology and offer contract development, as well as image analysis as a service in the life sciences.

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Nathalie Falk

Nathalie is a molecular biologist with a PhD in neurobiology and postdoctoral experience in immunology and nephrology. After changing fields, she is currently studying psychology and gaining experience in content creation at Fraunhofer IIS.

Grit Nickel

Grit Nickel

Grit is a content writer at Fraunhofer IIS and a science communication specialist. She has 6+ years of experience in research and holds a PhD in German linguistics.

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Yvonne Neß

Yvonne is a business developer with a focus on digital health topics, tailoring products to the needs and requirements of the customer. Her strength is to present complex information in a clear and easily understandable manner, aiming to offer new insights and perspectives to our readers.

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Hannah Merz

Hannah is a Senior Business Development Manager at Fraunhofer IIS. With a background in Integrated Life Sciences, she specializes in strategic marketing for digital health topics.

Anna Chiwona

Christian Weigand

Christian Weigand

Christian is an expert in computer science and digital health, specialized in interoperability of medical devices, DiGA / DTx applications, and hospital information systems. He is head of the Fraunhofer IIS Mobile Health Lab and CTO of the Medical Valley Digital Health Application Center (dmac). Further affiliations include the National Coordination Office for Interoperability @gematik / Interop Council, DGBMT working group mHealth, and the Cybermed expert group at the Alliance for Cybersecurity.

Julia Fröhlich

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Dominik Seuss

Dr. Dominik Seuß completed his studies in Applied Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. As the head of the "Facial Analysis Solutions" group, he is responsible for the development of SHORE and highly efficient AI algorithms for facial detection and analysis. He strives to deliver tailored detection solutions that meet the individual needs of his customers while covering the entire development pipeline, encompassing the creation of training data material, algorithmics, and deployment.

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Michaela Benz

Michaela is the Chief Scientist of Fraunhofer IIS’ Medical Image Analysis group. Her research focuses on computational pathology and biomedical image analysis. She holds a doctorate in the field of physics from FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and has been with Fraunhofer since 2007.

Sabine Stigler

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Peer Graulich

Peer is a technology journalism and PR student at Nuremberg Institute of Technology. With a focus on digital healthcare topics, he contributed as a working student at Fraunhofer IIS.

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Yvette Kunze

Yvette is working as a marketing and communications manager at Fraunhofer IIS. When she's not providing technical administration for the blog and keeping things running, she likes to spend her free time working in the garden to support biodiversity.