In the concept phase, the SMITH consortium unites the university hospitals and research institutions

  • RWTH Aachen
  • Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Universitätsklinikum Jena
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

Moreover, extensive cooperations with extra-University Research facilities and industrial partners are part of the project.

The coordination office of the SMITH consortium is attached to the office of the LIFE Research Center at Universität Leipzig.

Lead of the consortium is taken by:

Universitätsklinikum and Universität Leipzig:


  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. habil. Markus Löffler
    (spokesperson of the consortium and of the site of Leipzig)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang E. Fleig (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Dipl.-Inf. Stefan Smers (Chief Information Officer)

Universitätsklinikum Jena:


  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. physiol. André Scherag (spokesperson of the site of Jena)
  • PD Dr. med. Jens Maschmann, MBA (Chief Medical Officer)   
  • Dipl.-Kfm. Andreas G. Henkel (Chief Information Officer)

Uniklinik RWTH Aachen:


  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Gernot Marx (spokesperson of the site of Aachen)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Uhlig (Dean)
  • Dipl.-Math. Volker Lowitsch (Chief Information Officer)