Prof. Dr. Jörg Rahnenführer
TU Dortmund University
Department of Statistics
Statistical Methods in Genetics and Chemometrics
Mathematics Building, Room 720
Phone: +49 231 755 3121
- Habilitation (Bioinformatics), Saarland University, Saarbrücken, 2006
Thesis: Statistical methods for the biological interpretation of genome-wide measurements
- Dr.rer.nat. (Mathematics), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 1999
Thesis: Tests auf Unabhängigkeit in bivariaten Hazardmodellen mit zensierten Daten
- Diploma (Mathematics), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 1995
Thesis: Über die Gütefunktion des Kolmogoroff-Smirnov-Tests beim Signalerkennungsproblem
- since April 2007: Full Professor for Statistical Methods in Genetics and Chemometrics, TU Dortmund
- Oct 2002 - Mar 2007: Postdoc, Department of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics, Max Planck Institut for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
- Oct 2001 - Sep 2002: Consultant at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases and Center for Human Molecular Genetics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA
- Oct 2000 - Sep 2002: Postdoc, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, Research Grant of DFG, Berkeley, USA
- Sep 1999 - Sep 2000: Postdoc, Department of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Institute, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
- Mar 1999 - Aug 1999: Postdoc, Department of Experimental Mathematics and Statistics, Statistical Institute, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, SFB 010 (Spezialforschungsbereich): Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, Initiative 2: Statistical Modelling, Vienna, Austria
- Oct 1995 - Feb 1999: Research Assistant, Department of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Institute, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Main areas of research
- Statistical methods in toxicology
- Statistical methods in bioinformatics
- Statistical analysis of gene expression data
- Statistical analysis of clinical data
- Survival analysis (analysis of event times)
Specific current research topics
- Statistical analysis of genomic data from toxicology
- Modeling of dose-response relationships
- Statistical analysis of genomic data for cancer diagnosis and therapy
- Methods for biological interpretation of gene expression data
- Statistical analysis of data from proteomics
- Analysis of methods for variable selection
- Analysis of large text collections using topic modeling
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B1 / A40. The best interstate exit to take from A45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B1 / A40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
For travelling to the Department of Statistics, convenient parking places can be found at Vogelpothsweg (Gates 21 / 24) or alternatively at the Otto-Hahn-Straße (Gates 28 / 30 / 35).
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".Zum Lageplan