Current position

Postdoctoral researcher,
Department of Systems Immunology and Braunschweig Integrated Centre for Systems Biology (BRICS), Rebenring 56, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany.


Dynamical modeling and quantitative analysis of immunological mechanisms


Ph.D. - Biology [08.2011 - 08.2016]

Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS), Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.
Department of Systems Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany.
Thesis: A theoretical framework for analysis of immune tolerance induction in thymus and periphery.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Hermann
Gesamtnote der Promotion: Mit Auszeichnung bestanden

M.Sc. - Control Engineering [10.2008 - 03.2011]

Control and Intelligent Processing Center of Excellence, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran.
Thesis: Mathematical modeling of brain lesion dynamics in Multiple Sclerosis.
Supervisors: Dr. Fariba Bahrami, Prof. Dr. Mahyar Janahmadi
Overall GPA: 18.2/20

B.Sc. - Control Engineering [10.2003 - 01.2008]

Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.
Thesis: Design and Implementation of Industrial Serial/Ethernet Converter.
Supervisors: Dr. Sasan Naseh
Overall GPA: 15.86/20, Ranked 2nd among all Control undergraduate students.

Schools - Physics and Mathematics [1999 - 2003]

Allameh-Helli and Shahid Beheshti High schools, National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents, Iran.
Overall GPA: 19.18/20


Khailaie, S.; Rowshanravan, B.; Robert, P.A.; Walker, L.S.K.; Sansom, D.M.; Meyer-Hermann, M.; (2017) Quantitative characterization of CTLA4 trafficking and turnover using a combined in vitro and in silico approach. bioRxiv, doi:

Milanez-Almeida, P.; Meyer-Hermann, M.; Toker, A.; Khailaie, S.; Huehn, J.; (2015) Foxp3+ regulatory T cell homeostasis quantitatively differs in murine peripheral lymph nodes and spleen. Eur. J. Immunol., doi: 10.1002/eji.201444480.

Khailaie, S.; Robert, P.A.; Toker, A.; Huehn, J.; Meyer-Hermann, M.; (2014) A signal integration model of thymic selection and regulatory T cell commitment. J. Immunol., doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1400889.

Khailaie, S.; Bahrami, F.; Janahmadi, M.; Milanez-Almeida, P.; Huehn, J.; Meyer-Hermann, M.; (2013) A mathematical model of immune activation with a unified self-nonself concept. Front. Immunol.: 4 474, doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2013.00474.

Khailaie, S.; Adhami, A.; Yazdanpanah, M.; (2011) Analytic Approximate Solution to Nonlinear Output Regulation Problem Using Galerkin Approximation Method. 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

Khailaie, S.; Bahmanyar, P.; Lucas, C.; (2010) Decision Making Strategy in The Designing of a Fuzzy Controller for Inverted Pendulum-Cart System. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. doi: 10.1109/FUZZY.2010.5584163. 3rd Paper Award in the first IEEESB Student Paper Contest, Iran, 2009.

Honors, Awards and Ranks

Ranked 3rd in the first IEEESB Student Paper Contest, Iran.
Ranked 99th among more than 18,000 students of Control Systems.
Ranked 2nd among all Control undergraduate students.



C++, MATLAB (Scripting, Mex, Simulink), Python
High performance computation: OpenMP, CUDA, Boost libraries
Analytics: Maple, Symbolic computation in MATLAB
Visualization/GUI: OpenGL, Matplotlib, Qt


Persian (native)
English (fluent)
German (familiar)