The Matthias Samwald research group works on strategies for high-impact interventions at the interface of artificial intelligence, biomedical research and health care. Our group is part of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

External project websites

We recently launched a prototype of the AI Strategies platform which is dedicated towards finding the most impactful and beneficial ways for utilizing AI.

We developed the Medication Safety Code platform as a simple, barrier-free and privacy-preserving solution to enable pharmacogenomics at the point-of-care.


Assoc.-Prof. Matthias Samwald, PhD (principal investigator) → more information
Dr. med. Kathrin Blagec (senior researcher)
Milad Moradi Vastegani, MSc (PhD student)
Simon Ott
, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Laura Franziska Graf, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Jakob Kraiger
Filip Koniuszewsk
Tamas Birkner

Funded projects

2021–2022: netidee project “Web of AI”. Budget:  44.922 €

2021–2022: netidee project “OpenBioLink”. Budget: 44.742 €

2016–2021: Horizon 2020 project “Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics (U-PGx): Making
actionable pharmacogenomic data and effective treatment optimization accessible to every
European citizen”. Role: Co-initiator, work package leader and executive board member. Total EU contribution 14,9 million €, budget for Medical University of Vienna:  1.429.783 €

2013-2017: FWF stand-alone project “Information technologies for clinical pharmacogenetics”, P 25608-N15. Budget: 295.942 €


Hong Xu, BSc, MSc (project assistant)
Anna Breit, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Hans Kerschbaumer (masters student, medicine)
Wolfgang Kuch
(masters student, medicine)
Sebastian Hofer, MSc (PhD student)
Anna Riedl
(project assistant)
Paul Schrödl, BSc
 (masters student, computer science)
Jose Antonio Miñarro Giménez
, PhD (postdoc)
Georg Petz
(external masters student, computer science)