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Portrait Prof. Dr. Julia Frunzke

Frunzke, Prof. Dr. Julia

Head of Department Bacterial Networks and Interactions


Phone: +49 2461 61-5430
Fax: +49 2461 61-2710

Curriculum Vitae

2017 Professor (W2) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2013 - 2017 W1 Junior Professorship, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Since 2009 Group leader, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-1, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
2008 - 2009Postdoc, Institute of Microbiology, Prof. Dr. Julia Vorholt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2004 - 2007PhD (summa cum laude), Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-1, Forschungszentrum Jülich and HHU Düsseldorf
2004Dissertation for university degree (Diplom), Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
1999 - 2004Degree in Biology (Diplom), Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

Awards and Fellowships

2017ERC Starting Grant
2016VAAM honorary award
2011Helmholtz Young Investigators Group
2009Jülich Excellence Prize, Forschungszentrum Jülich
2008Early career encouragement award, Bacterial Networks Conference, Spain
2008DSM Science & Technology Award
2008EMBO Long-term fellowship
2003Erasmus/Socrates fellowship, University of Oxford


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-1: Biotechnology
52425 Jülich