Julia Scheel

Research interest

Integrative Placenta: a systems biology approach

I am a member of iPlacenta the European Training Network for Innovation in Modelling Placenta for Maternal and Fetal Health. The network's goal is to model the placenta using in vivo, integrative and imaging techniques.

We will use a systems biology approach to establish a modularized molecular interaction network, using multidimensional “Omics” data, as produced by our consortium partners. These network maps will be used to predict decisive factors for early diagnosis and long-term prognosis.  

Academic background


PhD in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Rostock, Germany

2013 - 2016

Master of Science in Neurobiology, University of Tübingen, Germany 

2014 - 2015

Master of Science in Immunology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

2011 - 2014

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Erlangen, Germany 


Selected publications

Single extracellular vesicle analysis in human amniotic fluid shows evidence of phenotype alterations in preeclampsia

Gebara N, Scheel J, Skovronova R, Grange C, Marozio L, Gupta S, Giorgione V, Caicci F, Benedetto C, Khalil A, Bussolati B

bioRxiv (2022)

Overexpression of microRNAs miR-25-3p, miR-185-5p and miR-132-3p in Late Onset Fetal Growth Restriction, Validation of Results and Study of the Biochemical Pathways Involved

Loscalzo G, Scheel J, Ibañez-Cabellos J S, García-Lopez E, Gupta S, García-Gimenez J L, Mena-Mollá S, Perales-Marín A, Morales-Roselló J

IJMS (2021)

COVID-19 Disease Map, a computational knowledge repository of virus-host interaction mechanisms

Ostaszewski M, Niarakis A, Mazein A, Wolkenhauer O et al.

Placental mitochondrial function as a driver of angiogenesis and placental dysfunction

Correia Y, Scheel J, Gupta S, Wang K

TGF-ß1 induces changes in the energy metabolism of white adipose tissue-derived human adult mesenchymal stem/stromal cells in vitro

Hahn O, Ingwersen LC, Soliman A, Hamed M, Fuellen G, Wolfien M, Scheel J, Wolkenhauer O, Koczan D, Kamp G, Peters K

Metabolites 2020, 10 (2), 59

Education and Work Experience

2016 - 2017 Early Stage Researcher at Vall d'Hebron Institut de Reserca, Barcelona, Spain