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.

Management Office (Bern)


Dr. Thomas Geiger

Managing Director
Thomas supports the NSB President in his functions and is responsible for the day-to-day management and good governance of the SPHN initiative.

Dr. Liselotte Selter

Scientific Coordinator, Deputy to the Managing Director
Liselotte uses her scientific background and organizational skills to communicate and coordinate operational SPHN activities.

Dr. Sarah Vermij

Scientific Coordinator
Sarah uses her scientific background and organizational skills to communicate and coordinate operational SPHN activities.

Cédric Petter

Financial Controller
Cédric uses his finance and accounting expertise to manage all financial aspects of SPHN and to support the MO activities.

Management Office contact details for general inquiries: 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. Julia Maurer

Senior 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.
Owen Appleton

Owen Appleton

Senior IT Services Manager
Owen’s experience in Service Management for research supports the professional delivery of services to the SPHN community.

Michael Müller-Breckenridge

Operations Officer
Michael's experience in management, coordination and communication is all put to good use in support of PHI's diverse portfolio of activities.

PHI Data Interoperability Team


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

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

Dr. Vasundra Touré

Scientific Coordinator
Vasundra brings her expertise to implement RDF technologies to enhance the FAIRness of health-related data.

Dr. Jan Armida

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

Dr. Petar Horki

Scientific Coordinator
Petar brings his engineering know-how, clinical data experience and passion for biomedical informatics to advance the SPHN interoperability goals.

PHI BioMedIT Team

Shubham Kapoor

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

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.

Patricia Fernández Pinilla

Technical Coordinator, BioMedIT
Patricia brings in her technical background to help coordinate and support activities in the BioMedIT Project.

Christian Ribeaud

BioMedIT Lead Developer
Christian supports the BioMedIT project as an external collaborator, and also heads the BioMedIT Interoperability Working Group.

Simone Guzzi

Full Stack Software Developer, BioMedIT
Simone brings his passion and knowledge in software development to the BioMedIT Interoperability Working Group, evolving and expanding BioMedIT project's services.
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