Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Matthias S. Ullrich

MU Lab (3)

Personel data:

Date of Birth:           September 24, 1963 (Berlin)
Nationality:              German


Jacobs University Bremen
Departement of Life Sciences and Chemistry
Campusring 1
28759 Bremen

Fax:               (+49) 421 200 32 49
Phone:         (+49) 421 200 32 45


Diploma          1990 Biology Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena / Germany / Major: Microbiology

Ph.D.                1992 Microbiology Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena / Germany and                                                                           Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg, Germany

Habilitation     2000 Microbiology Phillips-University Marburg / Germany

Academic Honors:

Graduate Student Fellowship, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, 1989-1992;
Chemical Industry Foundation Fellowship, 1991;
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1992-1994;
DAAD Short-term Lectureship India, 2004;
Professor of the Year 2006/2007, Jacobs University Bremen, 2007;                                                   Professor of the Year 2008/2009, Jacobs University Bremen, 2009;
DAAD Short-term Lectureship Usbekistan, 2008.

Professional Experience:

1991-1992          Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg

1992-1996         Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

1996-2002        Head of the Independent Research Group „Ecophysiology“, Max-Planck-Institute for                                     Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg.

2000                  Habilitation (venia legendi) in Microbiology, Philipps-University Marburg.

since 2002        Full Professor (C4) for Microbiology, Jacobs University Bremen.

since 2004        Vice-speaker of the International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology

since 2010         Head of the MOLIFE Research Center @ Jacobs University Bremen.

Professional Societies / Editorial board and panel memberships:

American Society for Microbiology, USA
International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions,USA
Vereinigung der Allgemeinen und Angewandten Microbiologie, Germany
Associate Editor, Microbiology, Society for General Microbiology, UK.
Scientific Advisory Board, Amity Institute of Herbal and Microbial Studies, India.
Finnish Academy of Science, BIO3 Research grant panel (2005-2008)
DAAD Projektbezogenes Personenaustausch-Programm PPP für Indien, Thailand, und Australien panel (2004-2008), DAAD Program for PhD stipends Syria (2008-2010) and Egypt (2012-2014)

Major Research Interests: >>see projects

Major Teaching Activities:

1993                   Lecture “Molecular Plant Pathology” (2 hours per week)
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK / USA, Department of Plant Pathology
1996 – 2001     Lecture “Microbial ecology” (3 weeks per semester), Philipps-University Marburg
1998 – 2001     Lecture “Molecular parasitology” (4 weeks per semester), Philipps-University Marburg
1996                   Head of practical training course „Microbiology III – Bacterial growth kinetics (2 weeks                                 per semester) Philipps-University Marburg, Dept. of Biology
1997 – 2002     Head of practical training course „Microbiology III – Thermodynamics
and isotope techniques“ (2 weeks per semester), Philipps-University Marburg
1998                   Work shop “Detection und quantitation of the expression of reporter genes and                                               secondary metabolite syntheses in bacteria”, Philipps-University Marburg

since 2002:      Professorship at Jacobs University Bremen (with annual or semester-long lectures)

· General Microbiology (full course, 4 hours per week)
· Plant Biochemistry Biotechnology (full course, 4 hours per week)
· Microbiology lab course (practical training, 6 weeks per semester)
· University Studies Course “Humans and Microbes” (full course, 4 hours per week)
· Workshop “Differential Gene Expression”, International Max Planck Research                                          School, MPI Bremen (2 weeks)
· Current topics and Research Strategies in Molecular Life Sciences
· (4 weeks per semester)
· Biomedicine and Infection Biology (2 weeks per semester)
· Methods and Research Strategies in Molecular Life Sciences (2 weeks per semester)
· Guided Research Lab Rotation (full course, 10 hours per week for 4-6 students)
· Molecular Microbiology (2 weeks per semester), International Max Planck Research                                School, MPI Bremen
· Biological Recognition (3 weeks per semester), Graduate Program “MoLife”
· Molecular Genetics (6 weeks per semester), Graduate Program “MoLife”
· Molecular Evolution (5 weeks per semester), Graduate Program “MoLife”
Physiology and Pathophysiology (4 weeks per semester), Graduate Program “MoLife”

Mentoring work and scientific guidance (Diploma and PhD theses): >>see Former members

Most Important Academic Teachers (in periodic order):

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fritsche
Institut für Mikrobiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Philiosophenweg 12, 07743 Jena, Tel: 03641 44 84 95, Fax: 03641 94 93 02

Prof. Dr. Klaus Geider
Max-Planck-Institut für Zellbiologie, Rosenhof, 68526 Heidelberg,
Tel: 06203 106 117, Fax: 06203 106 122, e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Carol L. Bender
Department of Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 110 Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA, Tel: +1 405 744 99 45, Fax: +1 405 744 73 73,

Prof. Dr. Rudolph Thauer
Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse, 35043 Marburg, Tel: 06421 178 200, Fax: 06421 178 999,