10 year PharMetrX celebration

The structured Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX – Pharmacometrics and Computational Disease Modelling was launched in 2008. Over the past 10 years, PharMetrX has developed into a successful and internationally renowned PhD program at the Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Potsdam.

On this occasion, the PharMetrX 10-Years Celebration Symposium will be held in Berlin from 19-21 April 2018!

The PharMetrX Symposium will take place at the Harnack-Haus, Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin/Germany. The overarching theme of the Celebration Symposium is

“On the path from big data to precision medicine”.


Program (the full program will be available soon)

On 19 April, the On-site check-in is open from 14:00, and we will start at 14:45 with an Opening ceremony and a presentation of the Past-Present-Future of PharMetrX, followed by a Keynote presentation by Gunaretnam (Guna) Rajagopal (Vice President of Computational Sciences, Discovery Sciences, Janssen Research and Development, Pennsylvania/USA) on the symposium’s topic and a Reception at the Harnack-Haus.

20 April is dedicated to the Scientific discourse: On the challenging path from big data to precision medicine, including a Joint discussion with a panel of experts with diverse backgrounds, incl. Thorsten Moos (Prof Systematische Theologie/Ethik und Diakoniewissenschaft at Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel), Sebastian Stober (Head of Junior Research Group Machine Learning in Cognitive Science at U Potsdam), and in the sequel, as an interactive Think-tank workshop we would like to exploit your expertise and discuss in smaller groups specific aspects of the symposium’s topic in relation to research and training. As a stimulating input and preparation, please see the article by Huang, Mulzasasmita and Rajagopal, Expert Rev Precision Med Drug Develop, 1, 2016 (link).  

In the evening, the Conference dinner will take place at a venue of historic importance in life-sciences in Berlin-Mitte.

21 April is dedicated to the PharMetrX network of former and present PharMetrX PhD students to exchange the latest scientific and network developments of the PharMetrX program – the Network meeting is this year open to all interested participants and will close at 16:00.



Registration by email invitation only. In case you are interested to join the symposium, please contact us via email.

Enrollment and payment of the registration fee (PhD students/Postdocs: 50 EUR, Non-PhD students/Non-Postdocs: 100 EUR) must be done until 28 February 2018 (deadline) at the online registration portal.

Payment can be done by wire transfer only (bank account details will be provided in the registration form; an invoice can be sent upon request). Please note that your registration is only valid if we have received your payment within 21 days. The registration fee is not refundable, not even in the extremely unlikely event of cancellation of the symposium due to force majeure.

We are looking forward to a fascinating and stimulating PharMetrX 10-Years Celebration Symposium!


Go to the online registration portal.