Our Research

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Clinical Data Science

Translational Bioinformatics



Long-read sequencing - Part I

An introduction to long-read sequencing.

30 days All-Cause Readmission

Comparing neural-networks versus logistic regression for predicting readmission.


Assessing the quality of online health information with AI.

Single Cell RNA Sequencing

Cancer on the cell level.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Novel computational method for drug-drug interaction predictions which are an important consideration for patient treatment.

Automated Reports from Xrays

Using deep learning for automatically generated medical reports describing radiological images.

Recent Posts


A Social Update from the Krauthammer Lab

The past few months at the lab have been very busy, but we still found some time for social events. We continued our now annual …

KrauthammerLab is taking part at the SOLA-Stafette 2023

The SOLA-Stafette is a bit of an ‘institution’ in Zürich, and again this year the KrauthammerLab is taking part! We are …

Lab Ski Trip

2 days in Davos

AI to support the early diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)

We recently published a joint work with the Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Zurich, the Department of Quantitative …

Zoo visit and Christmas dinner

Last week, our Lab went to the Zoo of Zurich and had a nice Christmas dinner with Fondue at “Chäsalp”. First, we spent the afternoon …

Lab Outing: Küsnacht walk

A late autumn “hike”.

Interpretable Machine Learning

How can we better understand what our models are telling us?

Bio-informatics event

Last month, the Krauthammerlab and four other bio-informatics groups (Boeva, Menze, Rätsch and Vogt labs) from the ETH, UZH and USZ …

Data Traffic Control - make your data files human-friendly

Data files are the building materials we work with every day, all day. Working with them should be effortless.

Lab Hike: Adlisberg

Hiking through the May fog.


Genomics has and continues to transform our world and our society.

Lab Hike: Mount Rigi

This is how our lab gatherings look like during the pandemic.

A Quest for Reproducible Data Science

Have you ever tried to reproduce someone else’s analysis and got different results?

Book Review: Causality, Probability and Medicine by Donald Gillies

I read Donald Gillies’ book “Causality, Probability and Medicine” a while ago and wanted to give a brief comment and overview of the …

Biobanking at USZ

The USZ is building a centralized biobank infracture primarily for liquid samples together with standardized processed regarding sample …

Cat videos and retrotransposons

Rambling about memes and junk DNA

DQBM opening

The newly formed department of Quantitative Biomedicine, which the Krauthammer lab is part of, celebrated a kick-off meeting in October …

3rd Brown Bag Lunch

Last week’s Brown Bag Lunch was hosted by the Medical Informatics Group of University of Zurich. Prof. Krauthammer provided an …

Secure Data Exchange Using Distributed Ledger Technologies

Secure data exchange and integration is essential in medical informatics as it enables and accelerates evidence based medicine. …

Outing Around the Lake

Whereas our first Lab outing toured the old city center, our second excursion explored Zurich’s lake. Our day began at the head …

Lab Outing: City Tour

The first group activity of our newly founded group was to take a walk in the city we all work in and get acquainted with its history …

2nd Brown Bag Lunch

Last week, the Research Data Service Center (RDSC) of UniSpital Zürich (USZ) hosted the 2nd event of our jointly conducted series of …

Von der Forschung profitieren auch die Patientinnen und Patienten

Das UniversitätsSpital Zürich (USZ) engagiert sich stark im Bereich Forschung und Lehre. Im Jahre 2017 standen verschiedene Projekte im …

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator


Michael Krauthammer


Clinical Data Science, Translational Bioinformatics, Cancer Genetics

Senior Researchers and Postdocs


Farhad Nooralahzadeh

Senior Researcher

Natural Language Processing, Multimodal Multilingual Learning


Manuel Schürch


Machine Learning, Gaussian Processes, Time Series


Zsolt Balázs

Senior Researcher

Bioinformatics, Cancer Genomics, Long-read sequencing, cfDNA sequencing


Ahmed Allam

Senior Researcher

Machine Learning


Amina Mollaysa


Machine Learning


Nicolas Deperrois

NLP Engineer

Natural Language Processing, Computational Neuroscience


Morteza Rohanian


Natural Language Processing, Clinical Machine Learning, Spoken Dialogue Processing


Sonia Difrancesco


Digital Health, Chatbots & Wearable sensors, Machine Learning

Grad Students


Ivna Ivanković

PhD Student

Bioinformatics, Cancer Genomics


Cécile Trottet

PhD Student

Machine Learning, Clinical Decision Support Systems


Beatrice Zanchi

Affiliated PhD Student

Electrical heart disease, Biomedical signal processing, Machine Learning, Time Series


Xiaochen Zheng

PhD Student

Machine Learning, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Machine Perception

Research Software Engineers


Mark McMahon

Senior Research Software Engineer

Data Science Tooling, Statistics, Machine Learning


Todor Gitchev

Senior Research Software Engineer

Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Genomics & Epigenetics, Algorithms

Research Assistants


Chiara Rohrer

Master student

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Oncology, Immunology, Machine Learning


Elias Norri

Master student

Bioinformatics, Machine learning, Immunology


Ernesto Sanchez Tejedor

Master student

Causality, Machine Learning


Giulia Rathmes


Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Machine Learning for Health Care, Internal Medicine


Maria Lambrinos

Master student

Bioinformatics, Cancer Genomics


Mike Vollenweider

Master student

Machine Learning for Genomics, Causality, Optimal Transport, Applied Mathematics



Claudia Stenger

Administrative Assistant


Oindrila Chakraborty

Project Manager

Project Management, Information Technology, Data Science

Affiliated Researchers


Ana Claudia Sima

Affiliated Senior Researcher

Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Search, Natural Language Processing, Bioinformatics


Diane Duroux

Affiliated Postdoc

Personalized medicine, Translational bioinformatics, Multimodal learning


Fabio Rinaldi

Research Group Leader


Jan Bartussek

Research Group Leader

Physiology and Pathophysiology, Nonlinear Dynamics, Mechanistic Modelling


Kyriakos Schwarz

PhD Student

Laura Kinkead

Senior Research Software Engineer

Matteo Berchier

Research Assistant

Matthias Dittberner

Data Scientist

Aron Horvath

Postdoctoral Researcher

Daniel Trejo Banos

Postdoctoral researcher

Han Yuan

Visiting PhD Student

Jean Radig

Master student

Leopold Franz

Research Assistant

Matthias Joos

Associated Data Engineer, USZ

Melissa Teoh

Master student

Noah Wolford

Master’s student

Richard Affolter

Master Thesis Student

Sanghwan Kim

Research Assistant





Siyuan Luo

MSc student

Xingyu Chen

Research Assistant




Senior Data Masseuse

Sleeping, Hunting birds and mice, Scratching trees



Feel-good and Security Officer

Being the fastest dog in the neighborhood, Maintaining owner’s physical and mental health, Living the best day of her life every day



The Last Airbender

Jumping all over the place 🦘, Knocking over Chess pieces ♟️♕, remote control 📺 and everything in front of him, Playing soccer ⚽ and chasing butterflies 🦋, Sleeping 😴 in front of laptops 💻, Participating in origami 📄🏮 and crafting activities 🧶🎨




Snow, Running, biking, mountains, Playing with other dogs and cats



Bird Flight Coordinator

Belly rubs, Staying at home, Hanging around with her dog

Job Opportunities

Data Software Engineer 80 - 100 %

The LOOP Zurich is a medical center for translational research and precision medicine. It focuses on new approaches, better …

We are looking for applicants for a PhD in Biomedical Data Science and Bioinformatics

PhD in Biomedical Data Science and Bioinformatics We are looking for a PhD candidate to expand our multi-national research team of …

We are looking for Master Students to work on Cost-effective Clinical Pathways!

We are currently looking for Master students interested to work on projects at the intersection of machine learning and medicine. …

We are looking for Masters Students in Bioinformatics!

We are currently looking for Master’s students in the field of Bioinformatics for the topic of Nucleosome footprints in cell-free …

We are looking for Masters Students!

We are currently looking for Master’s students in the field of Computer science, Statistics, or bioinformatics for the topic of …


  • Michael Krauthammer

    Chair of Medical Informatics

    Department of Quantitative Biomedicine

    Schmelzbergstrasse 26

    8006 Zürich

    Building/Room: SHM 26 C2

  • Claudia Stenger

    Administrative Assistant

    Department of Quantitative Biomedicine

    Schmelzbergstrasse 26

    8006 Zürich

    Building/Room: SHM 26 D1

    phone: +41 44 635 66 31