Prof Christoph Hess
BRCCH Principal Investigator
University of Basel & University of Cambridge
After completing medical school in Zürich and Lausanne, Prof Cristoph Hess obtained his MD and PhD from the University of Basel before starting his clinical education in Basel and at Imperial College London. Subsequently, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked on T cell migration at Harvard Medical School. Returning to Switzerland in 2004, Dr Hess started his own research group in the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel. In 2009, he became a professor of medicine and Head of the Medical Outpatient Division and the Clinical Immunology Service at University Hospital Basel. In 2019, he was appointed as Professor of Experimental Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Dr Hess’s research focuses on the translational aspects of lymphocyte function and its metabolic basis. The goal of his work is to improve our understanding of patients suffering from disorders of immunometabolic regulation.