Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jakob Nikolas Kather - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizewinner 2021
Computational Oncology, University Medical Center, RWTH Aachen University
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jakob Nikolas Kather
© Jakob Nikolas Kather
Jakob Nikolas Kather conducts research in the newly established field of computer-based methods in clinical imaging. The results of his work help further develop the evaluation and interpretation of complex image data, thereby enabling the enhancement diagnosis and treatment in oncology in particular, for example in the prevention of colon cancer. This makes Kather one of the few scientists and physicians able to develop IT solutions that are considered highly recognised contributions in the field of medicine. He acquired the necessary knowledge base for this by taking a master’s degree in medical physics, which he completed alongside his medical studies. The findings of the research group led by Kather at the University Medical Center at RWTH Aachen have been published in high-ranking journals. Since 2019, he has also been a member of the Junges Kolleg (Young Academy) of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.