Future Medicine Science Match 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE

7 November 2020                               *** This Year As Digital Edition ***

In recent years, the Futue Medicine Science Match has become one of the most exciting annual events in terms of medical innovations and visions for the future of translational medicine. In 2020, for the fifth time now, the Berlin Institute of Health and the publishing house Der Tagesspiegel will continue this story, together with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC).
Each year, 800 guests or more attended the talks of 60 to 80 rising stars of science from innovative research institutions in Berlin, Germany, and the world. Only in one day, the speakers presented cutting-edge projects in the area of Digital Health and Translational Medicine, showing how their work will turn advances in life science research into benefits for patients and people.

This year we aim at highlighting the advancements in the field of artificial intelligence in translational medicine.
The three key topics of Future Medicine Science Match 2020 on 7 November will be:

  • AI and Basic Medical Research
  • AI and Decision Making in Medicine
  • AI and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

The core of our Science Matches is a series of fast-paced 3-minute short talks. Top scientists from leading Berlin institutions and international partners will present their pioneering work and how it will change the future of medicine.

Because of the Corona Pandemic, we will hold the Science Match as a digital event this year and are truly looking forward to the new virtual setting and to an extended outreach. There will be a livestream, where pitches alternate with keynote, interview and debate, and an event website, where pre-produced pitches and other content can be accessed before, during and after the livestream. Participant action and interaction plays a major role, so there will be opportunities to comment, vote, ask questions, discuss and network.

We look forward to your participation!


Scientific Program Committee

Prof. Petra Ritter

BIH Johanna Quandt Professor for Brain Simulation

Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Session Chair for AI and Decision Making in Medicine

Read more

Dr. Roland Schwarz

Group Leader Evolutionary and Cancer Genomics

Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)

Session Chair for AI and Basic Medical Research

Read more

Prof. Sylvia Thun

Director Core Unit eHealth and Interoperability (CEI)

Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Scientific Director of Future Medicine 2020 and Session Chair for AI and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

Read more



If you are interested in AI topics beyond Future Medicine 2020, please feel free to browse the links below to our thematically related podcasts and press releases.


Podcasts about the use of artificial intelligence in translational medicine

Can an app help with intimate problems?

Interview partner: Dr. Titus Brinker, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

You can read the English version of the interview here.

You can listen to the German podcast here.

Artificial Intelligence disadvantages female patients?

Interview partner: BIH Professor Sylvia Thun, Director of the Core Unit eHealth and Interoperability at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the Charité, funded by the Charité Foundation

You can read the English version of the interview here.

You can listen to the German podcast here.

How can the computer help to better understand the brain?

Interview partner: Professor Petra Ritter, BIH Johanna Quandt Professor for Brain Simulation at the Berlin Institute of Health and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

You can read the English version of the interview here.

You can listen to the German podcast here.


Press releases about the use of artificial intelligence in translational medicine

AI in the fight against cavities: BIH Digital Health Accelerator supports spin-off of the start-up dentalXrai

Together with data scientists and programmers, dentists at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin developed the software dentalXrai Pro, which allows dental practitioners to perform AI-based analysis of X-ray images. Since 2017, the team has been working with a clear goal in mind: to help dentists identify pathologies and restorations more accurately and in less time on X-rays of the jaw, enabling optimal treatment and improved patient communication. The Digital Health Accelerator of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) assisted and financed the project from prototype and product development all the way to the spin-off of the start-up dentalXrai GmbH.

Read more

Precise diagnostics with AI: BIH Digital Health Accelerator guides Aignostics GmbH through its spin-off

The usual way to determine if a suspicious lump is cancerous involves microscopic examination in a pathology laboratory. To ease the workload of pathologists who face a rising number of cancer cases and increasingly finer molecular details and to enable tailored treatments, scientists at the Institute of Pathology of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have teamed up with colleagues at TU Berlin to develop a digital imaging analysis system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate microscopic images. The Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is helping the scientists to make the long-term research project a translational success. The DHA is a support and development program of BIH Innovations, the joint technology transfer unit of the BIH and Charité.

Read more

Artificial intelligence for detecting strokes during sleep

At the seventh research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher,” organized by Stiftung Industrieforschung and Humboldt-Innovation, the team of Dr. Ludwig Schlemm, a neurology specialist and research assistant at the Department of Neurology of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a participant in the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program, took first place. The team is planning the development of an AI-based method for the early detection of strokes during sleep. The competition is geared toward outstanding young researchers in Berlin whose practice-oriented AI ideas emerge from their innovative basic research. The award comes with prize money of €10,000.

Read more



The best of four years Future Medicine Science Match