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Duration: 42 months (starting date: January 2004)
Status: Concluded
Project Contact:
José Manuel Fonseca

Project Team: José Manuel Fonseca, André Damas Mora, Ana Marques, Pedro Barroso
Scientific Advisors: Manuel Ortigueira, Arnaldo Batista, Ricardo Gonçalves, Pedro Maló, Fernando Ferreira

BIOPATTERN – Network of Excellence - Past Research Projects
Project Summary
The BIOPATTERN Network of Excellence is a groundbreaking project that integrates key elements of European research to enable Europe to become a world leader in eHealth. The Grand Vision is to develop a pan-European, coherent and intelligent analysis of a citizen’s bioprofile; to make the analysis of this bioprofile remotely accessible to patients and clinicians; and to exploit bioprofile to combat major diseases such as cancer and brain diseases.

A biopattern is the basic information (pattern) that provides clues about underlying clinical evidence for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Typically, it is derived from specific data types, e.g. genomics information and vital biosignals such as the EEG. A bioprofile is a personal ‘fingerprint’ that fuses together a person’s current and past medical history, biopatterns and prognosis. It combines data, analysis and predications of possible susceptibility to diseases.

BIOPATTERN proposes to provide novel computational intelligent techniques for biopattern analysis and a pan-European integrated, intelligent analysis of an individual’s bioprofile. Information from distributed databases will be made available, securely, over the Internet to provide on-line algorithms, libraries and processing facilities for such analysis.

BIOPATTERN integrates the research efforts of 31 institutions across Europe to tackle and reduce fragmentation in the new field of biopattern and bioprofile analysis which will underpin eHealthcare in the post genome era. It brings together leading researchers in medical informatics and bioinformatics from academia, the healthcare sector and industry in a new way, harnessing expertise and information to put Europe at the forefront of eHealth.

Research Areas
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Intelligent Medical Image Processing
  • Decision Support Tools
  • Ana C. Marques, André D. Mora, José M. Fonseca, "MAMIS – A Multi-Agent Medical Information System – Um sistema multi-agente para informação médica", JETC 05 - Jornadas de Engenharia de Electrónica Telecomunicacoes e Computadores, Lisboa, Portugal, 2005.
  • J. M. Fonseca, A. D. Mora, A. C. Marques, “A multi-agent medical information system for Bioprofile collection”, CIMED 2005 – Second International Conference on Computacional Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare, Costa da Caparica, Lisbon Portugal, 29th June to 1st July 2005.
  • Fonseca J.M., Mora A.D., Marques A.C., "MAMIS – A Multi-Agent Medical Information System", in Proc. Biomed-2005, Innsbruck, Austria, 16-18 February 2005.

Apoio FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito da Unidade de Investigação CTS - Centro de Tecnologia e Sistemas, referência UID/EEA/00066/2013