Optimization in the Life Sciences

Our department »Optimization in Life Sciences« in the division »Optimization« develops and provides innovative and individually designed methodological as well as software solutions and services in various areas of the life sciences.

Operational Research in Healthcare

Appropriately designed organizational structures and processes are essential in many places for a functioning healthcare system. With methods of »Operational Research« such as location or process planning, care facilities and processes can be created that enable the best possible health services with efficient use of the often-scarce available resources.


Optimization of Rescue Station Locations

The aim of the project is to optimize the locations of rescue stations using suitable mathematical methods.


Optimizing Medical Care in Rural Areas

In the HealthFaCT project, an optimization system of medical care in rural areas is created.


Optimization of Duty Rosters

In the GameOfRoster (GamOR) project, we are developing a software tool to help nurses plan their rosters.


Project Opti-Trans

Disposition in Transportation

The aim of the project is to develop an optimization engine for Opti-Trans®, a software tool for dispatching transports requests for patients and supplies in real time.


Scheduling Medical Appointments

In the project, we analyze and improve the various treatments and examinations in hospitals.

Optimization of Therapy Plans

Modern forms of therapy offer enormous healing opportunities for patients, which can only be fully exploited through the best possible individual design of treatment plans. Methods of mathematical optimization and multi-objective decision making enable the efficient calculation and patient-specific adaptation of the best possible therapy plans.


Proton Therapy

In this project, a solution approach for more effective and safer cancer treatment through proton therapy is emerging.


Radiation Therapy

In our projects interactive methods for planning and adapting plans for radiation therapy are developed.


Extra-Corporal Focussed Ultrasound Therapy

The potential of this non-invasive tumor therapy can be unlocked with optimization methods.


Optimization in Radiofrequency Ablation

With suitable plan calculation, tumors can be completely destroyed and healthy tissue largely spared.

Decision Support Systems

In medicine, health care and the social sector, experts as well as involved laypersons are often confronted with challenging planning tasks that can hardly be solved manually in a target-oriented way and with the best possible results. Such complex planning processes are completed in our projects with methods of mathematical decision support in a resource-efficient way and with the highest possible quality of results.


Project AI4Lungs

Optimal Treatment Paths for Lung Diseases

AI-based personalized treatment of respiratory diseases based on multimodal data.


Project DECIDE

Integrated Digital Solutions for Oncology

A web platform for decentralized interdisciplinary therapy planning.


Project APPWAG

Online Training for Mental Health

A digital service enables users to assess and strengthen their personal stress resistance.


Project VIKI pro

Digitally Assisted Care Planning

This project aims at the software-supported planning and documentation of nursing services with the help of artificial intelligence methods.


Project SenoAssist

Therapy Decisions in Breast Cancer

Software-assisted treatment planning in senology enables rapid treatment decisions and the best possible patient care in breast cancer.


Project IDSAIR

Model Building and Planning Assistance in Psychotherapy

AI is used to predict and appropriately treat mental illness.

Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence

In healthcare, extensive data is collected in many places that must be evaluated for important decisions and also contains valuable empirical knowledge. With mathematical data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) methods, it is possible to automatically evaluate such data very efficiently and gain profound empirical values that will help in future decision-making situations.



Health Strategies Against Age-Related Diseases

Prediction and Monitoring for Prevention and Alleviation of Dementia and Fragilty.


Project KoGGe

Data Analysis in the Healthcare Sector

By analyzing billing data, potential improvements in health care can be found.



Therapy Follow-up Care in Oncology

An AI-based mobile app helps cancer patients improve their well-being.



Lifestyle Optimization for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer patients receive individual digital support.


Project CODECT

Laboratory Diagnostics for Covid-19

Covid-19 disease is diagnosed early with AI-based analysis of blood levels.


Project MediAn

Data Analysis in Cardiology

With this project, cardiologists are supported by artificial intelligence in the assessment of ECG data.

Virtual Design in Medical Technology

The construction and operational design of medical devices and products is a resource-intensive process with high demands on the results. We design these design processes efficiently by mathematical simulation of the underlying scientific and technical processes and by targeted optimization of the respective design parameters. In this way, the best possible results can be achieved.


Project FAST-MoPPs

Mobile PCR Tests

In this project, an optimal design for mobile PCR tests that can be used and evaluated flexibly in terms of location is being developed.


Project HPVex

Treatment of HPV Infections

With a suitably designed thermal ablation therapy device, cancers of the cervical canal are prevented.


Project TheraVision

Viruses in Tumor Therapy

The aim of the project is to establish a broadly applicable platform technology for combined oncolytic virus immunotherapy.


Project DIUP

Reversible Contraception

In this project, design studies for the best possible design of an intrauterine device are performed.



Project LaparOpt

Optimization of the Closure of the Abdominal Wall

After surgical interventions in the abdomen, the abdominal wall must be closed again as best as possible to avoid scar hernias.