Johannes Textor
Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Tumor Immunology,
Radboud University Medical Center,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Guest Researcher
Institute for Computing and Information Sciences
Radboud University,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Visiting Associate Professor
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
University of Leeds, UK

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Contact Information

RIMLS
278 Tumor Immunology
Geert Grooteplein 26-28
6525 GA Nijmegen
The Netherlands

mail: johannes.textor }at{ radboudumc.nl
or: johannes.textor }at{ gmx.de

Research

I lead the Computational Immunology group at the department of Tumor Immunology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

My work centers on causal inference: I build (mainly computational) tools that predict the results of experiments. This includes computer models like this, in which we simulate systems and manipulate them, and more formal tools like DAGs.

I apply causal inference methods to Immunology, attempting to understand better how the immune system works and how it interacs with pathogens. I find causal inference methods useful because they help to plan and interpret experiments, can integrate experimental data at different scales, and make it possible to at least simulate experiments that we cannot do (yet).

In the past, I also worked in Artificial Immune Systems, where we apply immunological principles and paradigms to problems in computer science and engineering. I still find this interesting and may return to this topic at some point in the future.

Publications

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PhD Dissertation

My PhD thesis was carried out at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, University of Luebeck, Germany, under joint supervision of Rüdiger Reischuk (Theoretical Computer Science) and Jürgen Westermann (Immunology).

Johannes Textor:
Search and Learning in the Immune System: Models of Immune Surveillance and Negative Selection.
PhD Dissertation, University of Luebeck, 2011.
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Software

Some software I wrote for my research is available for download:

Awards