Dr. Monika Zulawski

"Innovations start in the mind, processes make them tangible, their success depends on acceptance. It takes successful communication for today's ideas to become tomorrow's standard."

Focus of work

  • Technology assesment
  • Knowledge transfer and framing of information
  • Bioeconomy and social change
  • Molecular biology, biochemistry and plant breeding
  • Novel foods
  • Advice and support for research and development projects

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Monika Zulawski has professional experience in both natural science and social-ecological research. After studying biology and education in Berlin, she completed her doctorate at the Max-PlanckInstitute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, specialising in signal transduction and mass spectrometry. She then worked at the IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment on the future of nutrition and novel foods as well as the bioeconomy as a social change. In cooperation with the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag, she analysed the economic, ecological and legal framework conditions of plant breeding. Since 2021, she has been advising and accompanying research and development projects in the life sciences and conducting studies at iit in the field of innovation, communication and evaluation.


Thio, Sie Liong ; Zulawski, Monika ; Oertel, Britta ; Auchter, Carina (2020): Das Essen von Morgen: Lebensmittelsubstitute sowie neue und alternative Lebensmittel in der Diskussion
Zulawski, Monika; Schulze, Waltraud X. (2020): The Plant Kinome.
Zulawski, Monika ; Schulze, Gunnar ; Braginets, Rostyslav ; Hartmann, Stefanie ; Schulze, Waltraud X. (2014): The Arabidopsis Kinome: phylogeny and evolutionary insights into functional diversification.
Werner, Andrea K. ; Medina-Escobar, Nieves ; Zulawski, Monika ; Sparkes, Imogen A. ; Cao, Feng-Qiu; Witte, Claus-Peter (2013): The Ureide-Degrading Reactions of Purine Ring Catabolism Employ Three Amidohydrolases and One Aminohydrolase in Arabidopsis, Soybean, and Rice.