Julia Heymann

science writer , Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Berlin, Germany

About Julia


I am a molecular biologist that used to investigate infectious diseases. Now - mostly because I am interested in almost everything - I am a freelance science journalist. I try to make as many people as possible see how cool the things are that scientists do! I strongly believe in the power of curiosity. I love books, sports, animals and loud music, and I also enjoy traveling a lot. For recent articles and transations see:



English, French, German

Areas of Expertise

Infectious Diseases, Molecular and Cell Biology, Science Journalism

An idea worth spreading

The scientific application of the play instinct. Recently, the structure of a HIV enzyme has been solved with the help of the international online gaming community. See: http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nsmb.2119.html

I'm passionate about

Science, Literature, Music, Sports, Animal Rights, Womens' Rights

Talk to me about

Infection Biology, Science journalism

People don't know I'm good at

ultimate Frisbee, video games

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