Andreas Baur (Department of Dermatology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen) is a molecular biologist and an attending physician at the Department of Dermatology in Erlangen. His research group has a strong focus on translational projects, including the potential of extracellular vesicles (EVs) as biomarkers, the isolation of EVs from plasma and the effects of dendritic cell vaccination on the immune system in vivo.

Thomas Ganslandt (Chair of Medical Informatics, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) is an M.D. by training and leads the Department of IT for Research and Management at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen since 2008. His main research area is the integration of research and routine clinical care data to enable secondary use applications. He coordinates the provision of comprehensive IT infrastructure services for medical research, including platforms for biosample management, acquisition of trial data and clinical data warehousing.

Lucie Heinzerling (Department of Dermatology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen) is research professor and attending physician at the Department of Dermatology in Erlangen.  She has more than 20 years of trial experience with various own investigator-initiated trials, participation in multi-center trials and melanoma network trials. Her group works in biomarker development with gene expression profiling in blood and tumor tissue samples.

Hans-Ulrich Prokosch (Chair of Medical Informatics, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) is the Chair of Medical Informatics at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and has been CIO of Universitätsklinikum Erlangen since 2003. He has coordinated and participated in BMBF-, EU- and BMWi-funded projects in Medical Informatics. His main research areas cover health information systems, the re-use of routine clinical data for research and the integration of knowledge-based functions into clinical information systems.

Julio Vera (Department of Dermatology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen) is Professor of Systems Tumor Immunology with fifteen years expertise in medical systems biology.  His expertise is in the reconstruction and mathematical modeling of biochemical networks. To analyze biochemical networks, he combines computer modelling and simulation, bioinformatics pipelines, and advanced mathematical methods like multicriteria decision, sensitivity and bifurcation analysis. His current strength is in modelling of miR regulation, cancer and immune response.

Olaf Wolkenhauer (Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Rostock) is the Chair of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Rostock. His work focuses on data analysis and mathematical modeling. He has eleven years of research and teaching experience in systems biology and bioinformatics, with extensive expertise in interdisciplinary collaborations that involve close interactions between experimental work and data analysis, mathematical modeling, and computer simulation. He and his team have developed systems approaches to study cell signaling pathways related to cancer development, inflammation, ageing and cell differentiation.