Fraunhofer FIT

Brief description

Fraunhofer is Europe‘s largest application-orientated research organization, pursuing the implementation of innovative research results into industrial and social applications. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) is helping to shape the future with novel market-focused products. FIT has around 120 researchers in the fields of IT, social sciences, psychology, business administration, biology, chemistry, physics, medical technology and mechanical engineering. They work together in interdisciplinary teams in order to apply IT know how to other fields. The Life Sciences Informatics department develops new approaches to produce highly specific information on diseases and individual patients. A major focus is on the development of automatic instruments for the study of molecular interactions, cellular function, tissue or organ structure and course of disease. The latest methods of data acquisition, management and analysis are necessary to enable generation of the highest quality information.