Dr. Carolin Malsch


Dr. Carolin Malsch

Institut für Mathematik und Informatik
Walther-Rathenau-Str. 47
D-17489 Greifswald

Phone +49 3834 420 4608
Mail carolin.malschuni-greifswaldde

Sprechstunde: Jederzeit nach Vereinbarung
Email me whenever you need help or information!

Siehe auch: Professur für Biomathematik und Statistik


Forschungsseminar Biomathematik und Bioinformatik
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Wann: jeden Freitag, 13 uhr
Wo: SR1, Franz-Mehring-Straße 47
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Akademische Selbstverwaltung

  • Mitglied der Forschungs- und Strukturkommission der Universität Greifswald
  • Akademische Mittelbauvertreterin der Statusgruppe "Wissenschaftliches Personal" am Institut für Mathematik und Informatik
  • Mitglied der Berufungskommission "Reine Mathematik"


About me

As an applied mathematician, I am interested in solving problems in research and development in academia and industry. 

I enjoy working on questions raised by biomedicine, clinical research, epidemiology, health services and public health, where I integrate mathematical and statistical approaches to analyze data and develop methods. In particular, the challenge to seek absolutes and support recommendations in situations of complex causal relationships, as we can find them in cardiovascular epidemiology, for example, has kept me busy since working on my dissertation. 

My aim is to contribute to an increased and accelerated knowledge transfer between science and industry. I have practical experience in information extraction from sensor nets in medical engineering (iNDTact GmbH) and apply statistical modeling in the context of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance in mechanical enineering in my role as a senior consultant for data science and software development at denkbares GMBH

Recent research topics:

  • statistical modeling, risk estimation, prediction and attribution, graphical models
  • mathematical modeling in biology
  • high performance computing to assess the performance of mathematical and statistical models in application

How can I help you?

During my eight years working in medical biostatistics/biometrics, I gained experience in advising and supporting clinical studies and enjoyed the close collaboration with the various disciplines and the diverse issues in clinical research. As long as my schedule allows it, I am happy to support you with consulting, supervision or practical support for study planning (observational & interventional), ethics applications, sample size calculation, data analysis and interpretation.

You are most welcome to contact me in case you have a mathematical or statistical issue that you would like to discuss!


WS 2023-24

Statistik in der Epidemiologie (B.Sc./M.Sc. Biomathematics, B.Sc./M.Sc. Mathematik)
Multivariate Statistik (M.Sc. Biomathematics, M.Sc. Mathematik)

SS 2023

Mathematische Biologie (B.Sc. Biomathematics, M.Sc. Environmental Sciences)
Analysis II (B.Sc. Biomathematics)

WS 2022-23

Statistisches Praktikum (B.Sc. Biomathematik, Humanbiologie)
Analysis I - Übung (B.Sc. Biomathematik)

SS 2022

Mathematische Biologie (B.Sc. Biomathematik, M.Sc. Umweltnaturwissenschaften)
Analysis II (B.Sc. Biomathematik)


″Seminar Klinische Epidemiologie und Biometrie" für Medizinstudierende, Institut für Klinische Epidemiologie und Biometrie, Universität Würzburg, Deutschland


″Tutorium Biomathematik" für Medizinstudierende, Institut für Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik, Universität Greifswald, Deutschland



Since 2022

Biomathematician Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Biomathematics and Statistics, University of Greifswald, Germany


Biometrician Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry and Comprehensive Heart Failure Center, University of Wuerzburg, Germany


Biostatistician Interfaculty Institute of Genetics and Functional Genomics, Department of Functional Genomics, University of Greifswald, Germany

Since 2021

Senior Consultant for Data Science and Software Development denkbares GmbH, Wuerzburg, Germany


Biomathematician iNDTact GmbH, Wuerzburg, Germany
2021 Dr. rer. nat. Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
2013 M.Sc. Mathematics University of Greifswald, Germany
2011 B.Sc. Biomathematics University of Greifswald, Germany
Fellowships etc.
  • 2023: BIOREME+ Travel Fellowship (A Study Group in Mathematical Modelling with Industry)
  • 2018-2019: Mentee in "MENTORING life sciences", Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, promoted by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2019: GSLS Travel Fellowship
  • 2018: GSLS Travel Fellowship
  • 2017: GSLS Travel Fellowship



Conference contributions
  • Malsch C: Inappropriate explicit and implicit model assumptions cause bias in standard modeling approaches in Public HealthThe 9th International Conference on Public Health 2023, August 3th-4th 2013, Kuala Lumpur, malaysia (talk, accepted)
  • Malsch C: How to statistically model biologic interactionsRisk Prediction, Communication and Perception (RiPCoP) in Health, June 13th-15th 2023, Neuruppin, Germany (talk, accepted)
  • Malsch C: Confidence intervals for average attributable fractions - A simulation study. DAGStat Conference, March 18th-22th 2019, Munich, Germany (talk)
  • Malsch C: Attributable fractions in multifactorial situations - Concepts and properties of commonly used methods. European Conference on Data Analysis, March 18th-20th 2019, Bayreuth, Germany (talk)
  • Malsch C: Estimating confidence limits for average population attributable risk using a real-life example from the German subset of the EUROASPIRE IV survey. German Society for Epidemiology, September 26th-28th 2018, Bremen, Germany (poster)
  • Malsch C: Impact of Baseline Factors Influencing Poor Outcome after Ischemic Stroke - The PROSpective Cohort with Incident Stroke Berlin (PROSCIS). Joint conference of the German Society for Epidemiology, German Society for Medical Sociology and German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention, September 5th-8th 2017, Luebeck, Germany (talk)

  • Malsch C: Methoden zur Charakterisierung von Randomisierungsverfahren. 58th Biometric Colloquium, March 13th -15th 2012, Berlin, Germany (talk)

  • Jäger BP, Malsch C, Rudolph PE, Biebler K-E:  Randomisierungsverfahren mit SAS. Konferenz der SAS-Anwender in Forschung und Entwicklung, March 8th-9th 2012, Dresden, Germany (proceedings)

Books and book chapters
  • Malsch C: Chi2-Methoden zu pharmakokinetischen Modellen. Biometrie und medizinische Informatik - Greifswalder Seminarberichte, Edition 22, Shaker-Verlag, 2014.
  • Malsch C: Sparse statistical modelling. Book chapter in: Biometrische Methoden der Genomanalyse. Biometrie und medizinische Informatik - Greifswalder Seminarberichte, Edition 21, Editors: Biebler K-E, Jäger BP, Wodny M, pp.23-48, 2013.