Idea and Vision

The ICCIR is motivated by the challenges that exist for various departments and research groups at TUHH and UKE due to the diversity and complexity of phenomena at biomedical interfaces. Especially the multimodal, multiscale and multidimensional acquisition and analysis of image and sensor data of interfaces and the corresponding mathematical and biomedical modeling offer manifold starting points.

Our goal is to anchor visible interdisciplinary research on interfaces in Hamburg. We want to align the diverse competencies at UKE and TUHH on the basis of a thematic field that will create the basis for excellent individual projects and, above all, collaborative projects in the medium and long term, the results of which will contribute significantly to increasing the efficiency of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the benefit of patients.

Interface Research

We understand the term interface research to mean a variety of approaches, all interacting with each other. On the one hand, we refer to the expansion and development of interdisciplinary competence interfaces between UKE and TUHH. On the other hand, we focus on bio-physical interfaces, e.g. between implants and bones, tissue and electrodes, or tumor cells and healthy tissue. Essential clinically and socio-economically significant disease patterns and related issues from regenerative medicine (cardiology, oncology, musculoskeletal diseases) can be traced back to interface phenomena.

ICCIR is a Team Effort

PostDoc interface positions have been created in three key areas of expertise. In these interface positions, the PostDocs will analyze existing hardware/software or data and promote a broader use of the competencies in research projects. Here, the focus is not only on coordination among each other and the implementation of projects, but also on the creation of a publicly present and accessible interface center.

See our team