Joachim Müller-Jung

Born on March 10, 1964 in Heidelberg. After graduating from high school in Wiesloch and taking his first steps as a freelance journalist, he began studying biology in Heidelberg, which he continued in Cologne and, after a long research stay in the jungles of Madagascar, completed with a diploma thesis on the island's reptile fauna. 

In parallel to his studies, he promoted his science journalism reporting for agencies, magazines, and, in particular, as a freelancer for the “Kölnische Rundschau”. He began a two-year traineeship there in 1993. In April 1995 he joined the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as an editor for the “Nature and Science” department. He took over management of the department in February 2003.