Torsten Hothorn is Professor of Biostatistics ad personam at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich.

He received a Diploma in Statistics from the University of Dortmund in 2000 and a Dr. rerum naturalium in 2003 from the same university. From 2000 to 2007 he worked as a PhD student and later as PostDoc and lecturer at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2007 he accepted a position as Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Statistics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Since April 2013 he is faculty member of the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich.


Current Publications

  • Heidi Seibold, Achim Zeileis, and Torsten Hothorn. Model-based recursive partitioning for subgroup analyses. International Journal of Biostatistics, 2015. Accepted 2015-10-02. [ bib ]
  • Rupert Seidl, Jörg Müller, Torsten Hothorn, Claus Bässler, Marco Heurich, and Markus Kautz. Small beetle, large-scale drivers: How regional and landscape factors affect outbreaks of the european spruce bark beetle. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2015. [ bib | DOI ]
  • Claus Rödel, Ullrich Graeven, Rainer Fietkau, Werner Hohenberger, Torsten Hothorn, Dirk Arnold, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Michael Ghadimi, Hendrik A. Wolff, Marga Lang-Welzenbach, Hans-Rudolf Raab, Christian Wittekind, Philipp Ströbel, Ludger Staib, Martin Wilhelm, Gerhard G. Grabenbauer, Hans Hoffmanns, Fritz Lindemann, Anke Schlenska-Lange, Gunnar Folprecht, Rolf Sauer, and Torsten Liersch on behalf of the German Rectal Cancer Study Group. Oxaliplatin added to fluorouracil-based preoperative chemoradiotherapy and postoperative chemotherapy of locally advanced rectal cancer (the German CAO/ARO/AIO-04 study): Final results of the multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial. The Lancet Oncology, 16(8):979-989, 2015. [ bib | DOI | data | code ]

Contact information:

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Prof. Dr. Torsten Hothorn
Universität Zürich - Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute
Hirschengraben 84
CH-8001 Zürich

Tel +41 44 634 48 17
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