Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Saskia Finckh
Name: Saskia Finckh (Germany)

Department Effect-Directed Analysis

Flag Germany
Research topic

Linking of chemical and effect-based monitoring to support comprehensive assessment of pollution in waste water and surface waters.

At UFZ since

May 2019

How did you learn about the UFZ?

A good friend of mine told me about it during my studies at the University of Göttingen.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

I had a good feeling during my job interview (...and I like to go with my gut feeling). I was highly interested in the topic of water research and chemical analysis. And I had a very good first impression of my new colleagues. Finally, I also took into account the good reputation of the UFZ.

What do you like about the city you live in?

Leipzig is a very diverse and lively town. It is much bigger than my hometown, though not too big - you can easily reach every place by bike. I love that there is so much water in and all around the town - ideal for swimming and cycling along the shore.

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

After my graduation I wanted to work in the field of environmental science. The UFZ is the ideal place to do so. People here are experts in their field of research and always willing to share their knowledge. I'm happy to be part of it.

Your own links (e.g. homepage, publications)

Personal information ("what else to do", etc.)

I love the sea, it is a wonderful place, and I also like rivers, their current and grace. The lake is my shelter on a hot summer day, what would I be in Leipzig without Cossi-bay? "Such nice little speech, thanks a lot" you may think, "but what's your point, dear little Miss Finckh?" My point is all this: lake, river and sea, as for this one word combining all three: Water. (First part of my PhD poem, DocDays 2019)


Aerial silks, going for a walk, swimming, cycling, bird watching