Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Paul Genz
Name: Paul Genz (Germany)

Department Analytical Chemistry

Flag Germany
Research topic

Fate of Micropollutants in Agricultural Reuse of Wastewater

At UFZ since

April 2019

How did you learn about the UFZ?

Studying Environmental Science and Technology at TU Berlin, the UFZ has long been on my radar as a beacon of environmental research. I think I first learned about it on the website of the Waterscience alliance which was created by - the UFZ...what a coincidence.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

I got the opportunity to work in a project in which I can advance my environmental engineering background as well as my analytical knowledge opening up great learning opportunities.

What do you like about the city you live in?

Owing to a vibrant music scene, one of Germany's most renowned orchestras and its long musical history Leipzig has lots to offer. Additionally, it is in many ways a pleasant change from always-on-the-run Berlin that is my hometown.

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

Well, since I started at the UFZ I was definitely never bored. There's always something new to learn and it's hard to decide where to start! I love it. For me HIGRADE has offered interesting opportunities to take courses that I am interested in and so far I am really happy about them.


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