Julia Grassl


  • The University of Western Australia (M316), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 4.75, Bayliss Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 446 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Personal profile


PhD (Medical Genetics) 2007. Medical School, Swansea University, UK
BSc (1st. Hons Genetics) 2003. Swansea University, UK

Roles and responsibilities

Group Leader: Honey Bee Health Research Group

Funding overview

2017-2022 CRC for Honey Bee Products. Named program leader on "Bee Health Research"
$7 million for the whole project.

2010-2011 Research Development Award “Visualising Proteins in Soybean Cotyledons for the Spatial Analysis of Plant Development”
UWA funding scheme

2010 Early Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award to attend the 2010 Human Proteome Organization Congress (HUPO) Congress in Sydney
Australian Proteomics Society

2008 Dissemination Grant to cover costs for colour page charges for publication in PROTEOMICS
UCD internal Seed funding scheme.

2008 Travel grant to poster presentation and travel costs for Siena Proteomics meeting in Italy
Denator AB

2006 and 2007 Travel Grants (£400 each) to give a talk (2006) and present a poster (2007) at the BSPR proteomics meeting in Hinxton, UK (by
British Mass Spectrometer Society

2003 Fees-only bursary from Swansea University for PhD research degree

Previous positions

Postdoctoral Researcher
UCD Conway Institute
University College Dublin

Industrial relevance

Safeguarding honey bees: Making the beekeeping industry more sustainable.

Teaching overview

BIOC5001 Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques
GENE5001 Advanced Genomics Techniques
SCI4001 The Objectives and Applications of Genomics


Honey Bee Diseases, Host parasite interactions, Honey Bee Nutrition, quantitative Proteomics and Genomics


German and English

Research expertise keywords

  • Proteomics
  • Quantitative proteomics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Protein separations
  • Honey Bees
  • Host Parasite interactions
  • Bee diseases
  • Plant senescence

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Research Output

  • 446 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 1 Letter

Protein-level interactions as mediators of sexual conflict in ants

Dosselli, R., Grassl, J., den Boer, S. P. A., Kratz, M., Moran, J. M., Boomsma, J. J. & Baer, B., 31 Dec 2018, In : Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Synergistic effects of pathogen and pesticide exposure on honey bee (Apis mellifera) survival and immunity

    Grassl, J., Holt, S., Cremen, N., Peso, M., Hahne, D. & Baer, B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 159, p. 78-86 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Infections with the Sexually Transmitted Pathogen Nosema apis Trigger an Immune Response in the Seminal Fluid of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)

    Grassl, J., Peng, Y., Baer-Imhoof, B., Welch, M., Millar, A. H. & Baer, B., 6 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 16, 1, p. 319-334 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    459 Downloads (Pure)

    Differential proteomics reveals novel insights into Nosema–honey bee interactions

    Kurze, C., Dosselli, R., Grassl, J., Le Conte, Y., Kryger, P., Baer, B. & Moritz, R. F. A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 79, p. 42-49 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 17 Citations (Scopus)



    UWA Faculty of Science - Rising Star Award

    Grassl, Julia (Recipient), 22 Nov 2018

    Prize: Award