Anne Demoisy

Insight on the ethical considerations of Digital Twins: the OPTOMICS case

Anne Demoisy is a senior Ethics expert, Director of Rhizome s.a. Ethics and Technology, Brussels; she is a member of Ethics Boards in more than 15 European research projects and an evaluator for the European Commission, ERC and EUROSTARS. She is an independent Ethics Advisor in HORIZON funded projects such as OPTOMICS, (coord. TUM, Munich, Germany) developing Digital Twin technology to improve type-2 diabetes healthcare.

Dimitrios I. Fotiadis


Dimitrios I. Fotiadis is a Greek biomedical engineer and professor at the University of Ioannina where he is the director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems. He is an affiliated member of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas. His research interests include multiscale modelling of human tissues and organs, intelligent wearable/implantable devices for automated diagnosis, processing of big medical data, machine learning, sensor informatics, image informatics, and bioinformatics.

Albert van Den Berg

Electrical Methods for Microfluidics, Labs- and Organs on Chips

Albert van den Berg is full professor on Labs- and Organs on Chips at the University of Twente. He received several awards (ERC, POC and EIC grants, Simon Stevin, Spinoza prize) and is member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). From 2018-2024 he was (co)director of MESA+ institute for Nanotechnology and currently is quartermaster of the UT Climate Centre.

Martin Golebiewski

Standardization gaps for Virtual Human Twins

Martin Golebiewski, a biochemist at HITS, focuses on data & model standards in life sciences. They lead data standardization efforts in German & European health data infrastructure projects, ensuring FAIR data & facilitating personalized medicine advancements.

Liesbet Geris

From chips to tissues: combining in silico and in vitro tools in skeletal tissue engineering

Prof. Liesbet Geris is professor Biomechanics and Computational Tissue Engineering at the University Liège and KU Leuven (BE). Her research focusses on developing enabling technologies (in silico & in vitro) for skeletal tissue engineering. She received several ERC grants (1 StG, 2 CoG) and research awards. Liesbet is the Virtual Physiological Human Institute’s executive director and coordinates the EDITH CSA.

Adrian Ionescu

Digital Twins in Healthcare: a look into the future

Adrian M. Ionescu, a professor of EPFL and IEEE Fellow, leads ground-breaking research in nanoelectronics and Digital Twin technologies, focusing on energy-efficient and emerging devices for sensing and computation. His work bridging theory and application is shaping the future of semiconductor technology and has been recognized by the IEEE Technical Field Cledo Brunetti Award in 2024.

Anthony Mathur

The heart’s twin

Prof. Anthony Mathur is a cardiologist balancing clinical work with research on biologics for heart disease. As Clinical Director at Barts Health, they manage complex heart failure & angina cases. They also chair ESC's stem cell task force & led the UK's Cardiac Stem Cells Collaborative. Additionally, they lead the CVDHub, supporting innovation in cardiovascular devices & facilitating trials for SMEs.

Vasilis Ntziachristos

Information Matters

From electrical engineer to imaging pioneer, Prof. Ntziachristos' journey spans the globe. A Ph.D. from UPenn landed him at Harvard & Mass General, followed by a professorship at the Technical University of Munich, where he chairs Biological Imaging and directs the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging. He also heads bioengineering at both institutions and the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, showcasing his commitment to innovation in healthcare technology.

Nelly Pitteloud

Continuous measures of cortisol in healthy individuals

Prof. Nelly Pitteloud is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology at Lausanne University Hospital. After receiving her medical education at the University of Geneva Medical School, she trained and conducted research in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on the link between reproduction and metabolism. She founded the European Center for Reproductive Endocrinology.

Petra Ritter

Personalized brain simulation

Prof. Petra Ritter, a medical doctor specializing in brain research, completed extensive international training before becoming a Professor for Brain Simulation. Leveraging her expertise in neural oscillations and brain imaging, she now leads research efforts in developing personalized brain simulations for medical applications.

Eleftheria Zeggini

Translational genomics of complex disease

Prof. Eleftheria Zeggini, FMedSci
Eleftheria Zeggini is the founding Director of the Institute of Translational Genomics at Helmholtz Munich and holds the TUM Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorship at the Technical University Munich School of Medicine. Her research leverages big biomedical data to translate insights from genomics into mechanisms of disease development and progression, shortening the path to translation and empowering precision medicine.

Raphaëlle Lesage

Computational modeling of physiology for therapeutics development: from the virtual second species to in silico human trial passing by digital OoC

Engineer and Systems Pharmacologist at ESQlabs, Dr. Raphaëlle Lesage, specializes in physiology-based computational modeling for therapeutics (pre)clinical development. Formerly with the Virtual Physiological Human institute, she engaged in international consortia, advocating for digital twins in healthcare. She is particularly interested in enhancing bio-simulations with AI methods.

Koen Kas

Diving Deeper into the Future: Harnessing the Synergy of Digital Twins and Triplets

Professor Koen Kas, a healthcare visionary, aims to make healthcare proactive and delightful. He’s a professor, entrepreneur, and author who uses digital tools and AI to predict and personalize health. His work extends beyond disease prevention, focusing on individual empowerment with control over personal data. Kas actively shapes the future of healthcare through research, innovation, and leadership positions.