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Welcome to the Institute of Medical Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine (IBSM)

Institute of Medical Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine

Our institute is well embedded into the local, national and international research landscapes. All over, our ambition is to convert high throughput big data into meaningful biological knowledge for improving patient outcome. Researchers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, from biology and bioinformatics to physics and mathematics, are working together to achieve this goal.... more


Newest Publications

Heilig CE, Laßmann A, Mughal SS, Mock A, Pirmann S, Teleanu V, Renner M, Andresen C, Köhler BC, Aybey B, Bauer S, Siveke JT, Hamacher R, Folprecht G, Richter S, Schröck E, Brandts CH, Ahrens M, Hohenberger P, Egerer G, Kindler T, Boerries M, Illert AL, von Bubnoff N, Apostolidis L, Jost PJ, Westphalen CB, Weichert W, Keilholz U, Klauschen F, Beck K, Winter U, Richter D, Möhrmann L, Bitzer M, Schulze-Osthoff K, Brors B, Mechtersheimer G, Kreutzfeldt S, Heining C, Lipka DB, Stenzinger A, Schlenk RF, Horak P, Glimm H, Hübschmann D, Fröhling S. Gene expression-based prediction of pazopanib efficacy in sarcoma. Eur J Cancer. 2022 Sep;172:107-118. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2022.05.025. Epub 2022 Jun 25. PMID: 35763870

Publication Award 2020

The University of Stuttgart annually awards prizes for outstanding publications from Stuttgart. The publication "Sánchez-González, I., Bobien, A., Molnar, C., Schmid, S., Strotbek, M., Boerries, M., Busch, H., Olayioye, M. A. (2020). miR-149 Suppresses Breast Cancer Metastasis by Blocking Paracrine Interactions with Macrophages. Cancer Research, Tumor Biology and Immunology 80/6, pp. 1330-1341.", authored by Prof. Börries together with colleagues from Stuttgart, has won the publication award 2020.


Medical Informatics Initiative: Strengthening research and advancing healthcare


Dean congratulates: New junior research group as part of the medical informatics initiative

With a funding volume of 1.5 million euros for 5 years, Professor Dr. Dr. Melanie Börries from Freiburg has obtained funding for a junior research group entitled "Developments of clinically-oriented decision support for high-throughput data in personalized medicine", or EkoEstMed for short, as part of the federal government's medical informatics initiative.


10 million euros funding for cross-border digital health initiativ

Baden-Württemberg supports project of the University Medical Centers Freiburg and Mannheim on "Cross-border Digital Health Innovations" (GdGI) within the framework of a German-French-Luxembourgian innovation partnership

Tapping the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for tailored therapy recommendations and creating innovative platforms for the secure handling of sensitive health data: These are the goals of the project "Cross-border digital health innovations through data-based, AI-driven stratification of complex chronic diseases" (GdGI) of the University Medical Center Freiburg and the University Medical Center Mannheim as part of the international collaborative project CLINNOVA, which involves partners from Germany, France and Luxembourg. The state of Baden-Württemberg is funding the development of digital AI-supported healthcare solutions until the end of 2023 with a total of around 10 million...



Appointed to the scientific committee at the Center for Cancer Registry Data.

On August 31, 2021, the law on the pooling of cancer registry data went into effect.
came into force. In § 4 of the Federal Cancer Registry Data Act (BKRG), it regulates the establishment of a
scientific committee at the Center for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD) at the Robert Koch Institute.
Institute. This scientific committee has the task of assisting the ZfKD in evaluating applications for the use of cancer registry data.
the evaluation of applications for the use of cancer registry data and in the definition of general
general guidelines for the risk assessment of the data to be made available for research purposes.
data to be made available for research purposes. Prof. Melanie Börries participates in this committee and is appointed pursuant to § 4
Paragraph 4 BKRG, she is appointed to the Scientific Committee for a period of five years with effect from September 15, 2021.


New in the Faculty of Medicine: Frau Prof. Dr. Dr. Melanie Börries

Prof. Dr. Dr. Melanie Börries took up the Professorship of Medical Bioinformatics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Freiburg on 1st June 2019 and has since then also been the director of the Institute of Medical Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine at the Freiburg University Medical Centre. Mehr...

Prof. Dr. Dr. Melanie Börries

Director of the Institute
Institute of Medical Bioinformatics und Systems Medicine (IBSM)
University Hospital Freiburg
Telefon: 0761 270-84671

Assistant to the Director
Miriam von Scheibner
Telefon: 0761 270-84673