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Population heterogeneity and signal transduction Group

Gruppenfoto PopulationJune 2016

Head of group

Juniorprof. Dr. Julia Frunzke
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-1: Biotechnology
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich


Juniorprof. Dr. Julia Frunzke

Group Members


There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
(Louis Pasteur)

Our group is fascinated by the complex regulatory networks and design principles microorganisms have evolved to adapt to ever changing environments and to interact with other living species. We are convinced that this fundamental knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of bacterial gene regulation and signal transduction is key for a successful implementation of these mechanisms in synthetic biology approaches and metabolic engineering. Our laboratory studies Corynebacterium glutamicum as a major model organism, which is not only an interesting model species of the Actinobacteria, but also represents one of the most important biotechnological platform organisms.

News and Highlights

March 2017Max Hünnefeld erhält VAAM-Posterpreis in Würzburg
September 20161st Poster Prize for Max Hünnefeld at the Symposium on „Mechnisms of Gene Regulation“ in Bad Bergzabern
September 2016 Raphael and Regina present at the 6th International Bielefeld-CeBiTec Research Conference 2016, Bielefeld,


Social events

2016 Gene Regulation
2016 Regina Promotion
VAAM Forschungspreis
2016 ME XI in Japan
What is that
Weihnachtsfoto 2015
2015 Gaia Zoo
2015 Lasertag
2015 Frühlingslauf
Weihnachtsfoto 2014
2013 Rur Rafting
AG Frunzke - The holy family