Project "ikarus": AI provides new insights for cancer research

Project "ikarus" provides new insights for cancer research

Interview with Dr. Altuna Akalin, Head of Technology Platform "Bioinformatics and Omics Data Science", Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)


Image: Smiling man with dark hair, beard and glasses in white shirt with rolled up sleeves - Altuna Akalin; trees can be seen in the background; Copyright: Felix Petermann | MDC

Dr. Altuna Akalin

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Image: Two male researcher analyzing data sets on a computer screen; Felix Petermann | MDC

The search for suitable data sets to feed the algorithm proved difficult. But the researchers persevered and eventually trained "ikarus" with data sets from lung and colorectal cancer cells.

Image: Woman with short hair smiling - Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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