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Frei, Michael

Prof. Dr. Michael Frei

Professor for Agronomy and Crop Physiology



Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26, Room B027

D-35392 Giessen, Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 641 99 37430



Research Interests


  • Adaptation of cereal crops to abiotic stresses
  • Crop stress physiology and molecular biology
  • Effects of environmental factors on crop quality
  • Potential of crop wild relatives for sustainable crop production


Curriculum vitae

Since 2020: Professor for Agronomy and Crop Physiology, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen (Germany)

2018-2020: Substitute Professor for Crop Science, University of Bonn (Germany)

2011-2018: Junior Professor for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops, University of Bonn

2009-2011: Postdoc at Institute for Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), University of Bonn

2007-2009: Postdoc at Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Tsukuba (Japan)

2002-2007: PhD at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany)

1996-2002: Studies of Agricultural Sciences (Diploma) at the University of Hohenheim