The BIOPATTERN Network of Excellence is a groundbreaking project that integrates
key elements of European research to enable Europe to become a world leader in
eHealth. The Grand Vision is to develop a pan-European,coherent and intelligent
analysis of a citizen’s bioprofile; to make the analysis of this bioprofile
remotely accessible to patients and clinicians; and to exploit bioprofile to
combat major diseases such as cancer and brain diseases.
A biopattern is the basic information (pattern) that provides clues about
underlying clinical evidence for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Typically, it is derived from specific data types, e.g. genomics information
and vital biosignals such as the EEG. A bioprofile is a personal ‘fingerprint’
that fuses together a person’s current and past medical history, biopatterns
and prognosis. It combines data, analysis and predications of possible
susceptibility to diseases.
BIOPATTERN proposes to provide novel computational intelligent techniques for
biopattern analysis and a pan-European integrated, intelligent analysis of an
individual’s bioprofile. Information from distributed databases will be made
available, securely, over the Internet to provide on-line algorithms, libraries
and processing facilities for such analysis.
BIOPATTERN integrates the research efforts of 31 institutions across Europe to
tackle and reduce fragmentation in the new field of biopattern and bioprofile
analysis which will underpin eHealthcare in the post genome era. It brings
together leading researchers in medical informatics and bioinformatics from
academia, the healthcare sector and industry in a new way, harnessing expertise
and information to put Europe at the forefront of eHealth.
BIOPATTERN aims to identify how bioprofile could be exploited for
individualised healthcare such as disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Its ultimate goal is to become a Virtual Research Institute recognised as a
worldleading scientific resource.