2011 - University of Duisburg-Essen:
Bachelor of Science in Water Science
Bachelor thesis in aquatic microbiology: "Susceptibility to antibiotics and disinfectants, and biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa clones isolated from technical water systems", Axel Semrau-Price (1st price)

2012 - University of Duisburg-Essen:
Master of Science in Water Science
Master thesis in aquatic microbiology: "Does silver induce the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"; Huntsman-Award (3rd price)

Research Focus

  • Bioelectrochemical systems for drinking water production and for waste water treatment
  • Biofilm communities on electrodes
  • Isolation and characterization of bacterial species


Julia Heise, Nele Heyer, Leon Steuernagel, Martin Denecke and Rainer U. Meckenstock, 2017. Development of a bioelectrochemical system for the removal of ammonia from wastewater. Poster presentation at Microbiology and Infection 2017 – 5th Joint Conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) and the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM), Würzburg, Germany.

Heike Petry-Hansen, Jasmin Hanke, Julia Heise, Hans-Curt-Flemming and Jost Wingender, 2011. Homogeneous distribution of phenotypic characteristics in clonally unrelated Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from technical water systems. Conference Paper at 63rd Annual Meeting of the German-Society-for-Hygiene-and-Microbiology, International Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume: 301

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PhD Student Julia Heise

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Faculty of Chemistry - Biofilm Centre
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 5
Room S05 V03 F21
45141 Essen

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