Short CV/Education and training

  • Julia Frick studied medicine in Ulm. After her studies, she did her specialization for medical microbiology at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the University Hospital of Tübingen. Since 2012 she is implemented as Professor for Mucosal Immunology and Microbiome at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the University Hospital of Tübingen. Her research focus lays on the role of commensal bacteria-host interactions in the development or prevention of systemic or intestinal chronic inflammatory or infectious disorders. Thereby she aims on the identification of commensal bacteria or components of commensal bacteria preventing systemic or intestinal inflammation, the characterization of the interaction between commensal bacteria and the intestinal host target cells, resulting in prevention of inflammation and the identification of the cell signalling processes induced by commensal bacteria and supporting maintenance of intestinal homoeostasis.

Selected publications

  • Wittmann A, Bron PA, van Swam II, Kleerebezem M, Adam P, Gronbach K, Menz S, Flade I, Bender A, Schäfer A, Korkmaz AG, Parusel R, Autenrieth IB, and Frick JS. TLR Signaling-Induced CD103-Expressing Cells Protect Against Intestinal Inflammation. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2015 in press

  • Schäffler H, Demircioglu D, Kühner D, Menz S, Bender A, Autenrieth IB, Bodammer P, Lamprecht G, Götz F, and Frick JS. In dendritic cells NOD2 stimulation by Staphylococcus aureus derived peptidoglycan is boosted by TLR2 co-stimulation with lipoproteins. Infection and Immunity 2014 Nov;82(11):4681-8.

  • Gronbach K, Flade I, Holst O, Lindner B, Ruscheweyh HJ, Wittmann A, Menz S, Schwiertz A, Adam P, Stecher B, Josenhans C, Suerbaum S, Gruber AD, Kulik A, Huson D, Autenrieth IB, Frick JS. Endotoxicity of lipopolysaccharide as a determinant of T-cell-mediated colitis induction in mice. Gastroenterology. 2014 Mar;146(3):765-75


Selected projects

  • Role of different Lipid A structures of commensal bacteria in the regulation of colitogenic CD4+ T-cell responses (DFG)

  • Therapy of IBD: Identification of bacteria, bacterial components and the host intestinal immune mechanisms (DFG)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chairman of the DGHM section "Mikrobiota, Probiotika und Wirt"

Additional qualifications

  • Qualification in "Medical Microbiology, Virology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases"


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