The Matthias Samwald research group works on strategies for high-impact interventions at the interface of artificial intelligence (AI), 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

The AI Strategies platform  is dedicated towards finding the most impactful and beneficial ways of utilizing AI.

The Medication Safety Code system as a simple, barrier-free and privacy-preserving solution that enables pharmacogenomics at the point-of-care.

The LinkExplorer software suite provides state-of-the-art AI algorithms for the prediction and explanation of novel links in large biomedical (and other) knowledge graphs.

The OpenBioLink benchmark can be used for evaluating the abilities of AI algorithms for predicting novel links in large biomedical knowledge graphs.


Assoc.-Prof. Matthias Samwald, PhD (principal investigator) →  Short bio
Milad Moradi Vastegani, MSc (PhD student)
Simon Ott
, MSc (research assistant)
Filip Koniuszewski
, BSc (MSc student)

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 €


Dr. med. Kathrin Blagec (senior researcher)
Dr. Adriano Barbosa da Silva (senior researcher)
Jakob Kraiger
Laura Franziska Graf
, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Anna Breit, BSc (masters student, computer science)
Hong Xu
, BSc, MSc (project assistant)
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)