EU Project Sano on Computational Medicine

Forschungszentrum Jülich is a partner in the 7-year EU project Sano, which officially started in August 2019. Sano received € 15 million funding from the H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017 Teaming Phase 2 program and matching funds of € 15 million from Poland. The project aims at establishing, developing, and sustaining a Centre for Computational Personalised Medicine in Kraków, Poland. During the first phase, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education is working through its National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) to coordinate the consortium of six partners from Poland, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

The mission of Sano involves:

  • development of new computational methods, algorithms, models, and technologies for personalized medicine,
  • introducing new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions based on computerized simulations into clinical practice,
  • fostering creation and growth of enterprises which develop cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technologies,
  • contributing to novel training and education curricula which meet the needs of modern personalized medicine.

To these ends, Sano is closely cooperating with hospitals and enterprises from the growing health and life science sector in and around Kraków.

Sano is currently in the process of recruiting a director of the centre and will establish five research groups by the beginning of 2021. Research positions at Sano are filled by way of international competitions organized by the centre’s International Scientific Committee, which consists of 15 experts. Jülich’s contributions, in particular in the areas of data management, computational pipelines, and high-level services, are coordinated by the SimLab Biology at JSC. Further information can be found at

Contact: Dr. Olav Zimmermann,

from JSC News No. 269, 23 January 2020

Last Modified: 05.07.2022