Collaboratively implementing the mandate of the Swiss Personalized Health Network

Both the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are responsible for the implementation of the mandate.

The SPHN Management Office (MO) together with the SIB Personalized Health Informatics Group (PHI) coordinate the funding and drive the development of coordinated infrastructures, compatible data management systems, interoperability of data and governance of guidelines.

In parallel, the PHI group sets up the BioMedIT network, a national IT infrastructure backbone, to enable nationwide health-data exchange for research. BioMedIT provides researchers all over Switzerland with access to a secure and protected computing environment for analysis of sensitive data without compromising data privacy. Nationally, scalably and sustainably.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, our offices in Bern and Basel remain closed to external guests and visitors until further notice. However, we will be happy to meet you virtually where possible, and remain accessible by email. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Management Office (Bern)

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Dr. Myriam Tapernoux

Acting Managing Director SPHN
As the acting Managing Director, Myriam is accountable for the day-to-day stewardship and good governance of SPHN. She supports and advises the NSB Chairperson in his internal and external tasks.
Dr. Adrien Lawrence

Dr. Adrien Lawrence

Outgoing Managing Director SPHN per 1 August until 30 September 2020
Starting from 1 August, Adrien acts in advisory capacity to the acting Managing Director Dr. Myriam Tapernoux.
Cédric Petter

Cédric Petter

Financial Controller SPHN
Cédric brings his expertise in finance and accounting to manage all financial aspects of the SPHN Initiative.
Dr. Liselotte Selter

Dr. Liselotte Selter

Scientific Coordinator SPHN, Deputy to the Managing Director
Liselotte uses her scientific background and organizational skills to communicate and coordinate operational SPHN activities in collaboration with the PHI group and SAMS.

Management Office contact details: SPHN Email

Personalized Health Informatics Group (Basel)


Dr. Katrin Crameri, MPH

Full of energy and enthusiasm, Katrin leads the Data Coordination Center activities and the relations with the BioMedIT project.

Dr. Leila T. Alexander

Chief Operating Officer
With us since the very beginning, Leila brings her engineering mind and scientific perspective to provide day-to-day operational oversight.

Dr. sc. ETH Sabine Österle

Team Lead Data Interoperability
Sabine oversees and manages the PHI portfolio and related activities towards achieving the interoperability goals in SPHN.

Kristin Gnodtke

Clinical Data Specialist
Kristin contributes to the selection, documentation and implementation of standards for clinical data interoperability within SPHN.
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Dr. Jan Armida

Scientific Coordinator
Jan brings all his passion and expertise to the SPHN task forces to advance FAIRifcation of health-related data.
Mirjam Mattei

Mirjam Mattei

Clinical Data Specialist
Mirjam collaborates within SPHN to build a semantic-based framework allowing the interoperable use of health-related data for research.
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Shubham Kapoor

BioMedIT Lead Systems Architect
Shubham brings in his Cloud, HPC & sensitive data processing expertise to architect BioMedIT’s secure computing enviornments.

Martin Fox

BioMedIT Project Manager
Martin works closely with specialists involved in the BioMedIT project, managing the project to ensure that the defined milestones are achieved.
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Dr. Julia Maurer

Scientific Coordinator
Julia uses her experience and expertise using health-related data as a clinical researcher, to support/promote the ethical and legal questions in SPHN and BioMedIT.

Michael Müller-Breckenridge

Office Manager
Michael uses his organisational know-how and practical abilities to support the smooth running of the group's activities.
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