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Dr. Sanja Selak

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Local Address: Austria

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Affairs
    Origimm Biotechnology GmbH
  • Head of Department of Serology and Immune Assays
    Intercell AG

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder and CSO
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Instituto Cajal, CSIC


  • PhD degree , neuroimmunology
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Sanja Selak, PhD
Sanja Selak, PhD
Sanja Selak, PhD
Founder and CEO
After more than 20 years of experience in immunology, serology, and antigen discovery, Sanja now strives to bring much needed improvements to the field of vaccine and immune therapy development. Previously she was Head of Department of Serology and Immune Assays at Intercell AG, where she distinguished herself for accurately predicting the success of various vaccine candidates in clinical trials based on sophisticated methods for antigen validation that she designed and developed.
Before moving to industry, Sanja studied and worked at world renowned academic institutes around the globe including the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA, USA, the Neurobiology Institute Ramon y Cajal in Madrid, and Neuroscience Institute in Alicante, Spain. She is the author of numerous publications and inventor of several patented products.
For Sanja, science is the highest form of art accomplished by a creative imagination. This approach stems from her music background: Sanja is also a music composer and an accomplished pianist. She especially enjoys playing the colorful and texture-rich pieces of Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff.
Origimm was founded by ..., 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
Origimm was founded by Dr. Sanja Selak, the former Head of the Department of Serology and Immune Assays at Intercell in 2012.
Customer Research Case Studies | ProImmune, 16 Oct 2009 [cached]
Sanja Selak, Intercell AG
Dr. Sanja Selak (front row, ..., 16 Oct 2009 [cached]
Dr. Sanja Selak (front row, second from left) and the Serology and Immune Assays team at Intercell AG, Austria.
Epitope discovery systems, such as ProImmune's Antigen Characterization Platform, often identify a large number of candidate epitope sequences. While many protein sequences can potentially be antigenic only a few will be relevant as key antigens with addressable immune responses in vivo. To complicate matters further, the available antigens from pathogens may alter over the course of an infection, as Dr. Sanja Selak of Intercell AG, Austria, outlined in her presentation at ProImmune's Antigen Characterization and Biomarker Discovery Summit in January 2011.
Dr. Selak is investigating the B cell epitopes of pathogenic bacteria, and their potential for use in vaccination strategies. Bacterial antigens are especially tricky to work with because bacteria do not express the same proteome consistently. They react to their environment, in particular the availability of micronutrients, and respond by expressing the cellular machinery they require to survive, so that a whole gamut of new antigens can suddenly become available. She has to consider not only the 'who' of candidate epitopes from her discovery strategies, but the 'when' 'where' and 'why', as bacteria adapt to survive in their local habitat.
Since animal models are of limited value with such well-adapted human pathogens, Dr. Selak and her colleagues are now beginning to consider the potential offered by tissue explant cultures for simulation of bacterial microenvironment during infection.
Watch and listen to a slidecast of Sanja Selak's presentation at the ProImmune Antigen Characterization and Biomarker Discovery Summit
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Dr. Sanja Selak, Intercell
Dr. Sanja Selak
Head of Serology and Immune Assays
Intercell AG, Vienna, Austria
Sanja Selak is a head of the department of Serology and Immune Assays at Intercell AG (Vienna, Austria). She manages and supervises scientific projects with the aim to identify candidate antigens for development of active and passive therapy against infectious diseases caused by bacterial pathogens. Sanja collaborates with partner labs in industry and academia, and is developing various innovative approaches to vaccine antigen discovery. She established several complex immunological assays for studying functional activity of anti-infective antibodies targeting bacterial antigens. She is especially interested in studying protective function of antibodies against bacterial pathogens employing in vitro assays closely resembling the conditions during infection of the human host. Sanja's creative approach has greatly facilitated the screening of the protective antibody antigenic targets for the strictly human pathogens which are difficult to study in vitro and in the animal models, which poorly reflect the events during human infection.
Sanja holds a PhD degree in neuroimmunology (University of Calgary), and has completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology (CSIC, Spain). Prior to her research training, Sanja spent a few years studying medicine in the former Yugoslavia. She is the author of numerous scientific publications and the recipient of many fellowships and awards.
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