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 running the 114.7 kilometres (2’747 m in altitude) in aid of Cancer Research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich, and we would welcome all donations through the below link. Please support our efforts with an amount big or small: The Stafette is made up of 14 legs of different lengths, divided up among our 14 team members.

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 Biomedicine, and the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, University Hospital Bern. The study assessed the capacity of AI to detect patterns of microangiopathy in nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) images of patients with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc). We used local registers from the University Hospital Zurich and ‘off-the-shelf’ artificial intelligence models (ViT). In their editorial Maurizio Cutolo, Emanuele Gotelli and Vanessa Smith conclude, “the ViT is welcome and seems to represent a further valid system for an early and fast reading of the NFC images/morphological biomarkers in SSc, reaching for the first time the fusion of EULAR-validated algorithms for the delineation of the scleroderma pattern from the non-scleroderma pattern and artificial intelligence.