Dr. rer. nat. Alpha Tom Kodamullil

I joined SCAI in 2012 as a student and currently leading the group of Applied Semantics. My research focuses on knowledge graphs around diseases and shared semantics which lay the foundation of data and knowledge interoperability.

Projects: NeuroMMSig, PathMe, VitualBrainCloud

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Sathvik Guru Rao


I joined Fraunhofer SCAI in December,2022 as a Scientist. My research focuses on using semantics to construct and integrate ontologies and knowledge graphs.


Projects: WH0


Dr. rer. nat. Vanessa Lage-Rupprecht

I am a neurobiologist and joined Fraunhofer SCAI BIO in November 2018. My work focuses on assembly of biomedical document collections suitable for computing and analytics and specification of user requirements in context of biomedical software and user application development.

Human Brain Pharmacome, NRL

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Master's and PhD students


Vinay Srinivas Bharadhwaj

I joined Fraunhofer in 2019 during my Master's program in the Life Science Informatics program at the University of Bonn as a student researcher. I finished my Master's thesis at SCAI during my time as a student researcher. I am currently working in the field of Knowledge Graphs (KG) and data augmentation using biological network-science.


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Pranitha Rokkam


I am currently studying Master’s in Biochemistry (LIMES) at the University of Bonn. I am working on the construction a common data model with the help of semantics - Ontologies and Terminologies, for Neurodegenerative disorders and Psychiatric Diseases.

Projects: eBRAINs-Health, Roche


Yasamin Salimi


I joined Fraunhofer SCAI as a student research assistant in August 2019. I successfully finished my master’s thesis on “Comparison of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression Patterns Across Multiple Cohort Studies.” I started my PhD studies in November 2020 with a focus in evaluating the Data Landscape in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Projects: ADataViewer

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Astghik Sargsyan


I am currently studying for a Master’s degree in Life Science Informatics at the University of Bonn. I joined Fraunhofer SCAI as a HiWi student in 2019. Currently I am involved in developing semantic technologies - Ontologies and Terminologies.



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Yihao Wang


I am currently studying for a Master's degree in computer science at the University of Bonn. I am working on Multi-Ontology embedding and its further application in various text mining and language understanding tasks.


Bide Zhang


I'm currently studying Molecular Biology and Biotechnology as a Master student at the University of Bonn. I'm working on trait-specific polygenic risk analysis and ontology construction and management at SCAI.