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LIMICS presentation

LIMICS (Laboratoire d'Informatique Médicale et d'Ingénierie des Connaissances en e-Santé)

LIMICS is a research unit (UMRS 1142) financed by Inserm (The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research), the « Pierre and Marie Curie » University and the « Paris 13 » University.

The lab includes about 50 members including physicians, pharmacists and computer scientists. It was created on January 1st, 2014 and results from the merge of two teams: ICS (Knowledge Engineering in Health), U729 and U872 - EQ20 Research Centre des Cordeliers from 2002 to 2013 and the LIM&BIO (Lab Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics) at University Paris 13 (EA 3969) from 2002 to 2013. Lab members are located on two main sites, the Cordeliers campus of Paris 6 University (75006) and the Bobigny campus of Paris 13 University (93000).

The VCM language has been mainly developed by:

  • Jean-Baptiste Lamy, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor of informatics
  • Catherine Duclos, PharmD, PhD, professor of medical informatics
  • Alain Venot, Md, PhD, professor of medical informatics and former director of the LIM&BIO