Dr. Reidys obtained his Diploma, in Mathematics on "The Frohlich fixed module of PSL}_2(p)" at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. 1993 he began his PhD in Graph and Probability Theory on " Neutral networks of RNA secondary structures", at the University of Jena, Germany, which he completed 1995.
He started in 1996 as a PostDoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and subsequently worked as a Staff member from 1996- 2006 at the Lab. 2007 - 2011: he accepted a position as Professor for Mathematics and Deputy Director of the Center for Combinatorics, at Nankai University. 2011 - 2015: he went to Europe as Professor for Discrete Mathematics at the University of Southern Denmark. In 2016 Dr. Reidys moved back to the US to Virginia Tech as Professor for Mathematics and Director at the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Reidys's research interests are pure and discrete mathematics, computational Biology, molecular evolution, structure, prediction and evolution of RNA, DNA combinatorics and information theory and the topology of large data sets. He was awarded with E. Jin, 2008, the Lee Segel Price of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB). 2009 he won the Chinese national research prize in mathematics and Chang Jiang Scholar, the Chinese national research prize.
Dr. Reidys wrote two books, "Combinatorial and Computational Biology of Pseudoknot RNA" Springer, 2010 and together with H. Mortveit "An Introduction to Sequential Dynamical Systems", Springer.
In 2016, Dr. Reidys was named a Thermo Fisher Scientific Fellow in Advanced Systems for Information Biology.