Dr. Julia Neubauer (female) is Head of the Department “Cryo & Stem Cell Technology” at Fraunhofer IBMT and Head of the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Stem Cell Process Engineering in Würzburg, Germany. She studied Biology at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg and received her PhD in 2012 after joining Fraunhofer IBMT as project manager five years before. During these years, she spent also some time abroad, visiting the University of Vienna/Austria and the University of Coquimbo/Chile for research stays and the evaluation of process techniques. Since 2012 she was leading the work group “Cell Culture Automatization” at Fraunhofer IBMT in St. Ingbert. Since 2015 Julia Neubauer was appointed Head of Department. Her main research topics are focused on establishing new automation procedures for the optimization of stem cell workflows using suspension bioreactors and robotic/microfluidic platforms. For this, cell culture protocols are adapted and improved, for example by using biopolymers as microcarrier system. Besides, innovative cryopreservation procedures are developed for the efficient storage of high-quality cell material. She is the author of 18 publications focused on cryopreservation of therapeutic relevant cells and automation of stem cell screenings. She has been a key scientist in all stem cell related projects of Fraunhofer IBMT.