Alexander Ploner

Alexander Ploner

Telephone: +46852482329
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 Applied Biostatistics ABS, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Education
    Doctorate in Technical Sciences, Technical University, Vienna
  • 2000
    Diplom-Ingenieur (B.S. and M.S.) in Mathematics, Technical University, Vienna
  • 1995


  • The current focus of my applied work is on molecular data and its use in clinical and epidemiological applications. This includes working with gene expression microarrays as well as SELDI-TOF mass spectrometry, mostly in the context of cancer. My theoretical work is generally motivated by the high-dimensional nature of these molecular data sets and attempts to address the problem of multiple testing through variants of the false discovery rate.

    I also feel strongly about making theoretical ideas available as software tools. Consequently, I maintain several packages for the statistical program R available at the Bioconductor repository.


All other publications


  • Researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-


  • Maria Sandberg, Contralateral Breast Cancer - Risk and Prognosis, 2011

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