Prof. Dr. Werner Korb is a computer scientist and human factors expert. He has been active in surgery and medical engineering for around 20 years, including at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, the Universities of Heidelberg and Leipzig, and the University of Applied Sciences Leipzig (HTWK). He researches and develops system designs for security-critical technologies as well as training and course programs for surgeons, including neurosurgery and spine surgery, as well as orthopaedics and trauma surgery. He is particularly interested in simulators and innovative learning worlds. He is the inventor of several surgical training simulators and patents – for example, the RealSpine system.
Werner has fulfilled a long-time dream of owning his own family business with the founding of Vocationeers, in which he can contribute and integrate his research results and vocational skills.
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Dr. Karl Frank is the IT and software expert at Vocationeers. As a doctor of bioinformatics (University of Salzburg) and veteran scientist and post-doctoral researcher, Karl is very familiar with research and development in the life sciences. Karl is a researcher with heart and soul. He has been programming since his youth and has been working as a developer in the academic and private-economic environment for about 20 years. He is responsible for the design, research and development of the surgical training and learning platform at Vocationeers.
Research and Development
Philipp Gernerth is expert in research and development of education and training concepts at Vocationeers. As a graduate in sports and movement sciences, he is very familiar with the conception and assessment of curricula for manual skills training. Philip is still just as inquisitive and curious as he’s always been. He is responsible for the research, development and design of professional learning processes and uses his creative musical talent and athleticism to complement his work. He has been a passionate inventor of educational concepts for surgery ever since he sat in on his first operating room surgeries and started working as a surgical course instructor.
Development and Coding
Mike Silbergasser is in his education programme for informatics.
He is supporting Vocationeers in all issues concerning programming and coding. Further he supports the software and web development as well as testing of code.
Mike develops software since his early days and is highly engaged as a support for the Vocationeers team. He holds best contacts to the HTL Hallein, an important cooperation partner of Vocationeers. Further he develops hardware and electronics together with a small team of students.
He is a passionate skier.
Dr. Karl Miller is one of the pioneers in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. He is world renowned for being an avant-garde clinical researcher, a leading practitioner, a passionate teacher and an exceptional mentor. Karl is contributor to the Editorial Boards of several prestigious journals, he is active in several medical societies and follows his passion for education and training since decades. When he is not at his main clinics in Dubai or Salzburg, he is travelling all over the world as a guest surgeon or lecturer, to share his expertise. As our Medical Advisor he helps us with the clinical validation of all our projects.