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Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Ulrike Ostrzinski

Deputy Head of Marketing, Press Officer

Key tasks and activities

  • PR  and content
  • Social Media in Scientific Communication
  • Marketing
  • Event management
  • Web editorial


Ulrike Ostrzinski completed a degree in academic librarianship at the University of Applied Sciences for Library and Documentation Science (FHBD) in Cologne. She joined ZB MED soon after, taking on various roles and responsibilities within the library setting. In 2005, Ulrike Ostrzinski helped develop ZB MED’s new marketing department. She continued her studies on a part-time basis, obtaining a Master’s degree in science communication and marketing from Technische Universität Berlin. Ulrike Ostrzinski currently holds the roles of Deputy Head of Marketing and Press Officer at ZB MED. Her primary responsibilities include social media, event management and web content management. She has also worked as a lecturer at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences since 2019, and at HföD – the University of Applied Sciences for Bavarian Civil Servants since 2022.

Educational background

  • 2008 – 2010
    Study in the Master Programme Science Marketing (extra-occupational), Technische Hochschule Berlin
    Degree: Master of Science Communication and Marketing
  • 1990 – 1993
    Study of "Academic Librarianship", University of Applied Sciences for Library and Documentation Science, Cologne
    Degree: Dipl.-Bibl
  • 1987 – 1990
    Vocational training as a bookseller

Career to date

  • since 2022
    Lecturer at the Hochschule für den Öffentlichen Dienst in Bayern (Library Marketing)
  • since 2019
    Lecturer at the TH Cologne (Social Media in Science Communication and Information Marketing)
  • since 1993
    Working at ZB MED
    • since 2016
      Press Officer
    • since 2010
      Deputy Head of Marketing
    • since 2005
    • 2003 – 2004
      Head of Lending services 
    • 2000 – 2003
      Lending services 
    • 1993 – 1996
      Media processing