Prof Sai Reddy
Vice Director BRCCH
Prof Reddy, Vice Director of the BRCCH, is an expert in systems and synthetic immunology. He holds a professorship at ETH Zurich and is the co-founder of the biotechnology spin-off company deepCDR Biologics. Together with Director Georg Holländer, Prof Reddy is the Centre’s academic leader and is responsible for its strategic orientation and initiatives.
Prof Reddy is an Associate Professor at ETH Zurich in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering. His research is focused on the emerging field of systems and synthetic immunology, with an aim towards developing technologies relevant for immunotherapy and biotechnology. Systems immunology uses quantitative multiscale measurements and computational biology to describe and understand the complexity of the immune system. Prof. Reddy has developed a number of methods in systems immunology to greater understand adaptive immunity, in particular with a focus on immune repertoire sequencing. Synthetic immunology is based on using methods in molecular and cellular engineering to control immune cell function and behavior. Prof. Reddy's group has established methods to reprogram immune cells for applications in protein engineering and cellular immunotherapy, with an emphasis on immunogenomic engineering. In addition to the academic community, Prof. Reddy has done work supporting the biotechnology industry including having had several sponsored research projects with local and international companies, such as Roche (CH), Novartis (CH), UCB-Celltech (UK). And recently he founded a company (deepCDR Biologics) based on technologies developed in his research group on antibody drug discovery and engineering.