Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Description of the organisation

julichlogoPtJ is a German project management agency (”Projektträger”) within the Research Centre Jülich (JUELICH), which undertakes the management of R&D and innovation programmes of various contractors representing the national government; mainly the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI) and the Federal Ministry for Environment (BMU). Additionally, JUELICH is working on behalf of the regional governments of some federal states. It also hosts several national contact points (NCP) for the 7th Research Framework Programme of the EU, among others for the thematic priorities Life Sciences, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Health. Within the German Biological Research and Technology framework programme, PtJ´s Division for Biology (BIO) is responsible for several life sciences programmes, among others in the fields of systemsbiology (e.g. the FORSYS initiative, CancerSys, GerontoSys, SysMed), plant genomics, microbe genomics, neurosciences, proteomics, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, nanobiotechnology, sustainable bioprocessing, food and nutrition sciences, and biological safety. Since 2001 PtJ-BIO is responsible for the technical implementation of the national programme Systems of Life - SB on behalf of the programme-owner BMBF. For that purpose, PtJ is formally authorised by the ministry to independently conduct all tasks related to the programme management (i.e. launch of calls, advice and support of potential applicants, evaluation, contract negotiations, follow-up, etc.).


Profile of staff members

Dr. Petra Schulte joined the FZJ in 2002 and is involved in scientific programme management. She obtained her PhD in Zoology/Neurobiology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, and works since 10 years as scientist at the FZJ. In the Division “EU & Internationales” of the Project Management Juelich she is involved in several transnational EU-activities, such as ANIHWA ERA-Net (Organisation of joint calls) and STAR IDAZ Global Net and the Joint Programming “A healthy diet for a healthy life”.

PD Dr. Klaus-Peter Michel: Habilitation in microbiology and PhD in Biology: Klaus-Peter Michel has been working in project management affairs since 2008. He has several years of practical experience as a research group leader in microbiology and biochemistry. His areas of expertise within PtJ (Division “EU & Internationales” )are German and European funding initiatives in systems biology, such as FORSYS and ERASysAPP (coordinator). Additionally he has worked as subeditor for the magazine “”

Dr. Stefan Lampel is Head of Division “EU & Internationales” of the Project Management Organization Juelich (PTJ) at the Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ). He has a PhD. in Biology (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany). He worked as post-doc at the German Cancer Research Institute and as Director for Ingenium Pharmaceuticals. Since 2004 Dr. Lampel is scientist at PTJ responsible for the management of EU-activities.

Michael Wynands graduated in business law. His special expertise is accounting and tax law. He is working in legal and financial issues of  European projects since 2011. He is the responsible economist in more than 20 EU-projects of which in 6 of them JUELICH is coordinator of the consortium. Michael Wynands is experienced in financial reporting to the EU-Commission in case of use of the resources, FormC and all questions around the financial guidelines and managing the consortium.