Virtual Physiological Human

The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE) has been designed with 'service to the community' of VPH researchers as its primary purpose. Its aims range from the development of a VPH ToolKit and associated infrastructural resources, through integration of models and data across the various relevant levels of physiological structure and functional organisation, to VPH community building and support.

Core members
University of Oxford, UK
CNRS, France
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
INRIA, France
University of Nottingham
University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
University of Auckland, New Zealand
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
University of Sheffield, UK
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Institut Municipal d'Assistancia Sanitaria, Spain

General members
University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Italy),
University of Padova (Italy),
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ingegneria Biomedica (Italy)
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (Netherlands)
Technical University of Denmark (Denmark),
Aalborg Science and Innovation Centre, Aalborg Hospital (Denmark)
Zuse Institute Berlin (Germany)
Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the RWTH, Aachen University(Germany)
CIGENE - Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)
Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain),
University of Barcelona Biomedical Institute (IBUB) (Spain)
University of Melbourne (Australia)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hellas (Greece)
FORTH (Greece)
INRETS (Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Se?curite?) (France)
INSERM (Institut National de la Sante? et de la Recherche Me?dicale) (France)
University of Porto (Portugal)

Associate members
EAMBES (European Alliance for Medical, Biological and Engineering Science
EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics)
EDMA (European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association)
EMA (European Medical Association)
FME (Formal Methods Europe)

54 months, from June 2008 - December 2010

ERCIM's role:
Project partner

with a dual representation within the project :

  • ERCIM Office : leader of WP5 "Spreading Excellence" (Philippe Rohou)
  • ERCIM Digital Patient Working Group, headed by FORTH (Ioannis Tollis), contributing to the Exemplar Projects (Modelling and visualising brain function and pathophysiology, part of WP2) and to the overall VPH roadmap.

€9.65 million

Funding Agencies:
European Commission
FP7 Network of Excellence
EC funding: €8 million (over 54 months)