Fraunhofer MEVIS’s interdisciplinary focus incorporates medicine, science, and industry, reflecting the institute’s operating principles and organizational structure. Researchers are not bound to strict, hierarchically organized work groups; they function in a flexible work environment that consists of medically defined domains and technologically oriented focuses which together dynamically adapt to the demands of research and development. This form of collaboration promotes cooperation between researchers for current projects and facilitates putting synergies into practice. This fosters the exchange of application-specific expertise and allows researchers to introduce their own multidisciplinary expertise for the benefit of the institute as a whole.

Managing Institute Director


Head of Administration

  • Dipl.-Betrw. Thomas Forstmann

Since 2012, Fraunhofer MEVIS pursues a strategic partnership with the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group (DIAG) at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Through eleven professorships, MEVIS is connected with nine universities in Germany and the Netherlands – with the University of Bremen (Prof. Hahn, Prof. Günther), the Constructor University Bremen (Prof. Preusser), the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven (Prof. Rascher-Friesenhausen), the Hannover Medical School (Prof. Schenk), the University of Lübeck (Prof. Modersitzki), the Technical University of Berlin (Prof. Hennemuth), the RWTH Aachen (Prof. Kiessling, Prof. Schulz), the University of Regensburg (Prof. Merhof), and the Radboud University Nijmegen (Prof. van Ginneken).