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ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

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Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Lisa Kühnel

Research Assistant Knowledge Management

Key tasks and activities

  • Text mining
  • Information and data management
  • Teaching


Educational background

  • PhD student and doctoral researcher at graduate school Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences

    Subject of the doctoral thesis:
    From hidden data and information towards data-driven research

    The enormous growth in electronic research data requires semantic interoperability and computational methods to generate information and knowledge. However, heterogeneity, restricted access, non-standardized and low-quality data hamper data-driven research in the (bio)medical area. This thesis investigates the application of computational methods to convert (bio)medical data and information into accessible, machine-readable formats with the aim to support researchers. Thereby, the focus lies on two data types:
  1. For biomedical literature, this work investigates the robustness of state-of-the-art NLP methods to allow the transfer from science to services.
  2. For clinical data, the reliability of synthetic data generation algorithms based on a defined use case is examined.