Press Release – BioRN Lounge: Dr. Marc Stanke from Accantec talked about “The Data Scientist”

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Press Release – BioRN Lounge: Dr. Marc Stanke from Accantec talked about “The Data Scientist”

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Heidelberg, 21.03.2018

It has become a common habit in the BioRN cluster for the life science companies as well for scientists from our research institutes, to join the monthly BioRN Lounge.


The BioRN Lounge is the prime monthly networking event for BioRN members. It is the occasion for exchange, meeting and interaction in a very relaxed atmosphere with some drinks and food.

In addition, an invited speaker from the network presents and discusses with the participants, scientific trends, outbreaking techniques, outstanding research and more. Yesterday was the turn of Dr. Marc Stanke, from accantec consulting AG, who presented to the audience the “Data Science” and especially its exponentially growing applications and implications.

“Although in the recent past, terminology, statistical methods and way of looking at problems did not change, the Data Science gained significantly more attention. Why is that?”

Dr. Marc Stanke focused his presentation on the broad available methodology, which increased performance and scalability, but that also led to the need of a Data Scientist. The data scientist must understand and shape the underlying architecture (Data engineer), implement data pipeline on modern analytics platforms (Software Engineer) and apply advanced analytics (Statistician).

Our next BioRN lounge will be on Tuesday April 24 as usual in the Kasselhaus by Urban Kitchen. Prof. Andreas Trumpp will talk about “Stem Cells and Cancer: From Molecular Mechanism to Clinical Trials”.

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About BioRN

Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar (BioRN) is one of Germany’s leading Life Science Clusters. The network counts about 200 companies, societies and research institutions, all located in a 100 km perimeter of the historical region of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe. The Cluster is partly based on internationally renowned research institutions such as the University of Heidelberg, the University Clinic of Heidelberg, Mannheim Technical College, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research. Furthermore, the cluster’s profile is shaped by approximately 100 small and medium-sized companies as well as six global pharmaceutical companies.

About accantec

accantec Germany is a long-time provider of Business Intelligence, IT, Enterprise Software, Big Data and Analytics with offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Cologne. We support our customers in the technologies SAS, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, QlikView, JMP, R and Open Source BI. We are one of the largest SAS solution- and implementation partners in Germany. With more than 30 SAS consultants we assist large enterprises in the areas of Life Sciences, Controlling / Finance (analysis, reporting, planning), Metadata and Campaign Management, Sales and Marketing, CRM and Analytics / Mining, Big Data, Project- and Risk Management/Validation. Our customers include many reputable medium-sized and large companies/corporations that occupy leading market positions in their industries: Banking, Insurance, IT, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Retail and Ecommerce Provider.

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