Dr Juliane Wolf

Research Officer

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
+61 7 334 62022


Dr Juliane Wolf obtained her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology-Bioprocess Engineering at the Anhalt University of Applied Science, Germany, in 2008 and completed her Master degree in Biotechnology-Molecular Biology at the Westaehlische Wilhelms Universitaet Muenster, Germany, in 2010. She went on to obtain her PhD at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at The University of Queensland, Australia, in 2015, where she continued as a postdoctoral researcher. She took a researcher career break from 2018-20 to look after her children and work as an international industry consultant.

Dr Juliane Wolf is a microalgae specialist and manages the Centre for Solar Biotechnology (CSB) Pilot Plant. Her research focus is on the development of high-efficiency microalgae production systems and automated robotic screening systems. Her work has played an integral role in the establishment of the Centre for Solar Biotechnology (CSB) given her unique scientific expertise in bioprocess engineering (bioreactor scale up and operation, process design and development), biology (bio-prospecting, optimisation of culturing and production conditions, physiology) and biochemistry (proteomics and molecular biology). Her research drives the development of high-throughput screening assays for the optimisation of nutrients, light and temperature which are critical to the production of photosynthetic microorganisms. More recently her projects focus on the integration of microalgae biotechnologies into industries that support a circular bioeconomy by building new comprehensive techno-economic and life-cycle analysis platforms.

Research Impacts

Dr Juliane Wolf has contributed to the successful completion of several industry-led research programmes, such as the AUD 3.5 Mil National and International Research Alliances Program with industry partners including KBR, Siemens, Neste Oil and Cement Australia. She actively engages in the Centre for Solar Biotechnology industry network expansion and the fostering of existing partnerships. Through her initiative in 2018 to partner with TI Consult GmbH (Germany) the CSB connected with over 40 new partners within the German-Australian industry cooperation network and delivers beneficial translational, entrepreneurial, educational and research outcomes that provide mutual benefit to both industry and research.


  • Bachelor of Science, AAS
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology, University of Münster
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Stephens, Evan, Wolf, Juliane, Oey, Melanie, Zhang, Eugene, Hankamer, Ben and Ross, Ian L. (2015). Genetic engineering for microalgae strain improvement in relation to biocrude production systems. Biomass and biofuels from microalgae: advances in engineering and biology. (pp. 191-249) edited by Navid R. Moheimani, Mark P. McHenry, Karne de Boer and Parisa A. Bahri. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16640-7_11

Journal Article

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor