Institute of Medical Informatics - Informatics for personalised medicine

As part of the Medical Faculty of the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, we contribute through our research to basic health-management research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Our core competencies are summarized in the two working groups Biomedical Informatics and Health Informatics.

Parkinson's detection via app


At the Institute of Medical Informatics Münster, a mobile system for motion analysis of patients with M. Parkinson Essential Tremor was developed. This project is funded by the IMF (Innovative Medical Research for Young Scientists) and carried out as an observational study in cooperation with the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Münster. The system consists of so-called smartwatches, which are integrated as part of a short neurological examination on both wrists of the patient and thus measure high-resolution motion data.

More information in the WDR-contribution, local time Münsterland from 20.11.2018:



Together against itching - DFG funds research group with strong Münster participation

© FZ/H. Gerbling

Dry skin, a healing wound, a bothersome mosquito bite: Probably every person knows how tormenting and unpleasant itching can be. However, if this becomes chronic, there is usually more than "just" a sensation of the skin behind it. In Germany, about 13 percent of adults are affected by chronic itching and effective therapies are still lacking.

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Press release of the magazine PulsSCHLAG dated November 2018

"Mappathon Award 2018"

© Stefan Hegselmann/Philipp Neuhaus/Michael Storck, Institut für Medizinische Informatik

As part of the "Mappathon - A Metadata Mapping Challenge" workshop, the "Mappathon Award 2018" was held for the first time at a GMDS annual convention.
One prizewinner team was the Marvelous Mappers: Stefan Hegselmann, Dr. Philipp Neuhaus and
Dr. Michael Storck from the Institute for Medical Informatics (s. press release, page 7).

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Press release dated 02.10.2018 GMDS

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