Organization

Team

Serge Bignens - Midata

Serge Bignens

Serge is leading the IT development and is a member of the board and of the management of MIDATA cooperative.
Dipl. Ing. EPFL, e-Health Expert, Prof. for med. Informatics at Fachhochschule Bern (BFH)

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François von Kaenel - Midata

François von Kaenel

François von Kaenel heads application development. He is a research associate at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH. At the Institute for Medical Informatics I4MI of BFH he is involved in numerous research projects, especially in the field of patient-reported outcome (PRO) based on the MIDATA platform.
François von Kaenel holds a degree in electrical engineering from the École d'Ingénieurs du Canton de Neuchâtel in Le Locle. Many years of experience in development and product management for manufacturers of hospital information systems (HIS). Experience in database design and tuning, data modeling and semantic interoperability (HL7 FHIR).

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Seraphina Kissling - Midata

Seraphina Kissling

Seraphina started working for MIDATA in November 2018. She supports the team with administrative work. On her free days, she is completing her Master degree in Biostatistics at the University of Zurich.
Alexander Kreutz - Midata

Alexander Kreutz

Alexander is a senior software developer with 20 years of professional experience. He is developing the MIDATA platform.
Stefano Napolitano - Midata

Stefano Napolitano

Stefano develops the MIDATA platform business and is a member of the management. He leads the PHRT and SDSC projects. He is an IT engineer with considerable experience in designing and implementing E-Health solutions with a particular focus on interoperability, security and scalability.
Dominik Steiger - Midata

Dominik Steiger

Dominik is head of the MIDATA office and member of the management. He has led the development of the cooperative Articles of Association and puts particular focus on business strategy and legal questions of service development.
At EvalueScience AG, he engages in projects in the areas of medicine, health and life sciences.

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Board

Doris Albisser - Midata

Doris Albisser

Doris is the vice president of the board of MIDATA cooperative. She is an entrepreneur and executive Chairman Evaluglobe AG.
Serge Bignens - Midata

Serge Bignens

Serge is leading the IT development and is a member of the board and of the management of MIDATA cooperative.
Dipl. Ing. EPFL, e-Health Expert, Prof. for med. Informatics at Fachhochschule Bern (BFH)

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Ernst Hafen - Midata

Ernst Hafen

Ernst is the President of the Board of the MIDATA cooperative in Switzerland. He is a Professor of Systems Genetics at ETH Zurich (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology) and former president of ETH. He has made seminal contributions to the field of developmental and cell biology and has received several prizes.
In addition to over 30 years of academic research, Ernst has founded and advised several biotechnology companies and is the president of the BIO-TECHNOPARK Schlieren-Zurich. As a geneticist, he has a strong interest in human genetics and personalized medicine and co-founded the Association Data and Health.

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Donald Kossmann - Midata

Donald Kossmann

Donald is director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond. He is an expert in cloud computing and databases and the architect of the MIDATA IT platform.
Roland Martin - Midata

Roland Martin

Roland Martin is professor for neurology and neuroimmunology at the University of Zurich. He heads the Department of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Research (nims) at the University Hospital Zurich.
His research focuses on the disease mechanisms of multiple sclerosis and multifocal leukoencephalopathy as well as the development of new treatment options. Roland Martin has received several awards for his work and filed numerous patents for his discoveries.

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Beat Widler - Midata

Beat Widler

Beat is member of the board of MIDATA. Beat has over 20 years of experience in clinical research. He is a consultant, and member of the board of ACRES (Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety).

Council of Data Ethics

Johannes Brühwiler - Midata

Johannes Brühwiler

Johannes Brühwiler has a formal training in general internal medicine. He was a member of the steering committee of the Swiss Academy for Quality in Medicine and the president of the quality group of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine. His work was focused on patient centered decision processes.
Andrea Büchler - Midata

Andrea Büchler

Prof. Dr. iur. Andrea Büchler holds the chair of private and comparative law at the University of Zurich. Her areas of research are inter alia family law, medicine and law, law of persons, comparative law and Islamic and Middle Eastern law.
Since 2016, she has been the President of the National Advisory Committee on Biomedical Ethics (NEK). In 2003, she co-founded the Centre for Family Sciences, a Switzerland-wide association that initiates, conducts, and supports high-quality research in the field of family. Prof. Dr. iur. Andrea Büchler was awarded a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, for the academic year 2008/2009 and a fellowship at The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study in Law and Social Justice at NYU, New York, for the academic year 2011/2012. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and is a Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum, ETH/University of Zurich. She earned her MA, PhD, and venia docendi in Private Law, Comparative Law, and Gender Law between 1990 and 2002 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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David Haerry - Midata

David Haerry

David Haerry has co-chaired the Patient and Consumer Working Party at the European Medicines Agency from 2013 to 2016 and has served the European AIDS Treatment Group EATG in various positions since 2004. He advises MIDATA in patient advocacy.