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Funded research projects

The following projects were funded for the funding applicant Prof. Dr. Jörg Rahnenführer. The individual funding amounts to a total of approx. 3 million euros. Further projects of team members are indicated below this list.

  • DFG Graduiertenkolleg, GK 2624 Biostatistische Methoden für hochdimensionale Daten in der Toxikologie (Biostatistical methods for high-dimensional data in toxicology), speaker of the Graduiertenkolleg, involved in several projects (04/2021-09/2025, first period)
  • BMBF joint application, SysDT-Transfer Translation von Systembiologie-basierten entwicklungstoxikologischen in vitro Testmethoden in die Anwendung (Transfer of  in vitro test methods for systems biology-based developmental toxicology into application) (02/2017-01/2020)
  • BMBF joint application, LivSys-Transfer Transfer des LivSys in vitro Systems für Hepatotoxizität in die Anwendung (Transfer of the LivSys in vitro system for hepatotoxicity into application) (12/2016-11/2019)
  • DFG individual application (jointly with Bernd Bischl), Identifikation von Kohorten-übergreifenden und Variablen-stabilen prognostischen Modellen in der Überlebenszeitanalyse mit Methoden der modellbasierten Optimierung (Identification of cross-cohort and variable-stable predictive models in survival analysis using methods of model-based optimization) (2016-2019)
  • BMBF joint application, StemNet iPS-Zell abgeleitete menschliche Hepatozyten: verbesserte Reprogrammierung und Entwicklung von in vitro Krankheitsmodellen (iPS cell derived human hepatocytes: improved reprogramming and development of in vitro disease models) (07/2017-06/2019)
  • SAW joint application funded by the Leibniz Association, (Reverse) Proteomics as novel tool for biodiversity research (08/2014-06/2017)
  • BMBF joint application, LivSys Modelling of the toxome of cultivated human hepatocytes (12/2013-11/2015)
  • BMBF joint application, SysDT Systems biology-based prediction of developmental toxicity (01/2014-06/2016)
  • DFG individual application (jointly with Roland Fried), Vergleich von Modellen der Krankheitsprogression bei Krebs und HIV und Entwicklung von Bewertungsmaßen zur statistischen Modellwahl (Comparison of models of disease progression in cancer and HIV and development of evaluation measures for statistical model selection) (01/2012-08/2017)
  • DFG individual application, Verbesserte prognostische Signaturen aus Microarray-Studien durch Auswahl von Genen mit charakteristischen Verteilungen (Improved prognostic signatures from microarray studies by choosing genes with characteristic distributions) (05/2011-07/2017)
  • DFG individual application, Klinische Prognosen auf Grundlage von genregulatorischen Netzwerken (Clinical prognoses on the basis of gene-regulatory networks) (05/2011-01/2014)
  • SFB 876 Verfügbarkeit von Information durch Analyse unter Ressourcenbeschränkung (Providing Information by Resource-Contrained Data Analysis)
    • project manager for subproject A3 Methoden der Effizienten Ressourcennutzung in Algorithmen des Maschinellen Lernens (Methods of efficient resource utilization in machine learning algorithms) (01/2011-12/2018)
    • project manager for subproject B1 Ressourcen-beschränkte Analyse von Spektrometriedaten (Resource-limited analysis of spectrometry data) (01/2015-12/2018)
  • DFG Graduiertenkolleg, GK 1032 Statistische Modellbildung (Statistical Modelling), subproject manager (07/2008-06/2013)
  • BMBF Verbundantrag, NGFNplus Deciphering oncogene dependencies in human cancer oncogene mutation space
    • subproject 6 Statistical modeling of drug response and pathway alterations (07/2008-06/2013)
  • Zentrum für Angewandte Proteomik (ZAP), part of the life science innovation platform Dortmund
    • project 5.1 Statistical Analysis of Data from Mass Spectrometry and Difference Gel Electrophoresis (04/2007-06/2008)

Further projects with team members as funding applicants:

  • Birte Hellwig: DFG individual application, Statistische Quantifizierung und Modellierung der Veränderungen von Genexpression und biologischen Prozessen in der Stammzelldifferenzierung (Statistical quantification and modelling of changes in gene expression and biological processes in stem cell differentiation) (01/2022-12/2024)
  • Marco Grzegorczyk: DFG individual application, Entwicklung neuer Bayesscher Netzwerkmodelle für die Systembiologieforschung (Development of new Bayesian network models for systems biology research) (10/2011-11/2013)

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.

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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".

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