The Biomedical Informatics Group (GIB, Grupo de Informática Biomédica in Spanish) was formally established in 1993 under the direction of professor Victor Maojo, a faculty member of the Artificial Intelligence Department of Computer Science School in the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In 1994 the group obtained a large award from Hewlett Packard USA ($200,000) which allowed to create the basic infrastructure of the group.
The GIB has led work on clinic-genomics database integration, a research that was pioneered within the First European Commission – funded project in this area (INFOGENMED). In 2008-2011 Prof Maojo led the Action Grid project, which was the first EC-funded project in the new area of Nanoinformatics. Several seminal papers authored at the GIB have contributed to consolidate the field.
- Artificial intelligence in medicine
- Clinical guidelines and protocols
- Image processing and analysis (led by professor José Crespo)
- Mathematical morphology
- Data and text mining
- Information retrieval
- Informatics models and tools for clnical trials
- Internet-based applications
- Semantic interoperability
- DICODE – Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration and Decision Making
- INTEGRATE – Driving Excellence in Integrative Cancer Research through Innovative Biomedical Infrastructures
- P-medicine – From data sharing and integration via VPH models to personalised medicine
- EURECA – Enabling information re-Use by linking clinical REsearch and CAre
- INBIOMEDvision – Promoting and Monitoring Biomedical Informatics in Europe