Born in: Switzerland
Primary research category: Immune Biotechnology
Research location / employer: Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Fellowship dates: 2016-
- Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2019-present
- Postdoctoral fellow at “Institut Chimie-Biologie-Innovation (CBI)”, École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI), Paris, France, 2014-2019
- PhD Thesis “Microfluidic Studies of Single Cells, Membrane Passage and Drug-Neutralizing Antibodies”, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, 2010-2014
- Master and Bachelor studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, completed with the federal diploma, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, 2006-2010
Immune reactions after vaccination involve many different specialized cells that interact strongly with each other and the components of the vaccine. These interactions result either in a long-lasting protection, i.e. successful vaccination, or failure thereof. The goal of this research is to develop a robust but simple analytical workflow that would allow a profound and quantitative characterization of the interactions between the involved cells on a functional level, and using found patterns to predict the outcome of the vaccine candidate. By doing so, biological signatures become detectable that could help to better understand the interactions and processes involved. This should ultimately lead to a more rational approach in designing and developing new, better and safer vaccines. Due to pattern recognition, the process of testing candidates is further facilitated and development sped up.
- PhD thesis awarded with the ETH medal for extraordinary achievements, 2015.
- Postdoctoral fellowship “Fondation Pierre Gilles-de-Gennes”, 2014.
- Lab on a Chip Widmer Poster Award, MicroTAS 2012.
- Master thesis awarded with the ETH medal for extraordinary achievements, 2010.