PhD, Ronald Dubner Research Prize, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jan Vollert, PhD is a bioinformatician working at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and Imperial College London. His research focuses on the application of statistical and computational models in pain research, mainly in Quantitative Sensory Testing.
“Jan has been a leading personality in a European network on Neuropathic Pain, for which he managed the central database and conducted all analyses. In the context of an EU-FP7 Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) collaboration (EUROPAIN) he was the primary bioinformatician who led analyses demonstrating that Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) can identify three distinct sensory phenotypes, which can be linked to models of painful neuropathy and are differentially sensitive for treatment,” says his nominator, Prof. Dr. med. Rolf-Detlef Treede. “He is on a rapidly accelerating trajectory, and in my opinion, a rising star in the field.”