Urs Simmen, PhD in Biochemistry at the Biocenter of Basel has a several year experience in statistical consulting during the partnership of Schötzau & Simmen. Since 2012 he leads the company Simmen Statistical Consulting in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that he led several academic and industrial research projects in biological, pharmaceutical and medicinal topics. Moreover he appears as statistical consultant in the annual micobiological course "Mikrobiologische Daten – Trending, Analyse, Statistik und Interpretation" organized by Concept Heidelberg.

Selected peer-reviewed scientific articles:

 Stutzki R, Weber M, Reiter-Theil S, Simmen U, Borasio GD, Jox RJ. Attitudes towards hastened death in ALS: A prospective study of patients and family caregivers. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2014; 15:68-76.
  Lardi AM, Myrick ME, Haug M, Schaefer DJ, Bitzer J, Simmen U, Güth U. The option of delayed reconstructive surgery following mastectomy for invasive breast cancer: why do so few patients embrace this offer? Eur J Surg Oncol. 2013; 39(1):36-43.

 Rohacek M, Bertolotti A, Grützmüller N, Simmen U, Marty H, Zimmermann H, Exadaktylos A, Spyridon A. The challenge of triaging chest pain patients: the bernese university hospital experience. Emerg Med Int. 2012.

  Simmen U, Kelber O, Okpanyi SN, Jaeggi R, Bueter B, Weiser D. Binding of STW 5 (Iberogast) and its components to intestinal 5-HT, muscarinic M3, and opioid receptors. Phytomedicine. 2006;13 Suppl 5:51-5.

  Simmen U, Saladin C, Kaufmann P, Poddar M, Wallimann C, Schaffner W. Preserved pharmacological activity of hepatocytes-treated extracts of valerian and St. John's wort. Planta Med. 2005 Jul;71(7):592-8.

  Baur R, Simmen U, Senn M, Séquin U, Sigel E. Novel plant substances acting as beta subunit isoform-selective positive allosteric modulators of GABAA receptors. Mol Pharmacol. 2005 Sep;68(3):787-92.

  Roos G, Röseler C, Büter KB, Simmen U. Classification and correlation of St. John's wort extracts by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, multivariate data analysis and pharmacological activity. Planta Med. 2004 Aug;70(8):771-7.

  Simmen U, Bobirnac I, Ullmer C, Lübbert H, Berger Büter K, Schaffner W, Schoeffter P. Antagonist effect of pseudohypericin at CRF1 receptors. Eur J Pharmacol. 2003 Jan 5;458(3):251-6.