Dr Sabine Müller

Group Leader, Biomedical Data & Bioethics, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT

Sabine did her PhD in Clinical Bioinformatics at Saarland University with the focus on genetic mutations and the use of machine learning techniques to analyse the phenotype-genotype relationship. In October 2015, she joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) as a Post Doc. Currently, she is leading a research group at Fraunhofer IBMT on “Biomedical Data & Bioethics”, which is spread over two locations in Germany – Berlin and Saarland.

Since joining Fraunhofer IBMT, Sabine’s research generally focusses on data related to stem cell research, particularly induced pluripotent stem cells, and biobanking. Her group develops systems for the management and analysis of data from basic biomedical research to digital applications for healthcare and clinical research. The focus is to use biomedical data as a resource for (applied) research, as well as to generate new information and to develop innovative tools enabling effective information exploitation. Working with sensitive, personal data in conjunction with machine learning or artificial intelligence methods, also challenges existing, ethical frameworks. Therefore, the group is also engaged in developing ethical tools and mechanisms to manage these challenges to support research and development.

Since 2019, Sabine is in the coordinator team at Fraunhofer IBMT for the IMI2 Project “EBiSC2“, establishing a sustainable European bank for induced pluripotent stem cells. Besides, her group hosts and further develops the human pluripotent stem cell registry – hPSCreg.

As bioinformatician, Sabine strongly believes in interdisciplinary environments supporting the creativity and innovation to successfully translate basic science into real-world applications.