Prof. Dr. Gerrit Schüürmann


Born 1956. Nationality: German.

Academic Education

M.Sc. teacher (University of Münster): Educational Science as accompanying teacher qualification (1981), Chemistry (1981), Physics (1982), Mathematics (1983). Dr. rer. nat. Chemistry (1987, University of Münster); Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ecological Chemistry (2001, University of Leipzig).

Current Positions

Since 1995 Honorary Professor of Chemical Ecotoxicology, Univ. of Leipzig (teaching 1993-2022)
Since 10/2022 Prof. retired + affiliated, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, teaching
Since 10/2022 Guest, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

Previous Professional Activities and Additional Teaching

1978-1979 Student Assistant at the University of Münster, Germany
1979-1980 Grammar school teacher of mathematics, Gymnasium Canisianum Lüdinghausen, Germany
1980-1986 Student, Scientific and Research Assistant at the University of Münster, Germany
1987-1989 Laboratory Head, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology in Schmallenberg, Germany
1989-1992 Senior Scientist, Environ. Protection Division, Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany
1992-2022 Head of the Department of Ecological Chemistry (formerly: Division Head Chemical Ecotoxicology), UFZ Leipzig
2003-2022 Lecturer of Toxicology, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2006-2017 Speaker of the (former) UFZ Division of Environmental Health, Leipzig, Germany
Since 2009 Visiting Professor at the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Chinatoxicology, University of Leipzig
2015-2018 JianFeng Scholar Professor at the Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China
2006-2022 Professor of Theoretical & Ecological Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Further Professional Activities

1994-2011 Editor of the SETAC journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Since 1996 Editor of Fresenius Environmental Bulletin
1996-2006 Member International Steering Committee QSAR + QSAR Award Committee
1996-2016 Lecturer postgraduate study course “Toxicology and Environmental Protection”, U. Leipzig
1999-2005 Editorial Board Member of QSAR and Combinatorial Science
1999-2006 Board Member of GDCh (German Chemical Society) Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Frankfurt, Germany
1999-2009 Editorial Board Member UWSF - Z. Umweltchem. Ökotox.
Since 2000 Chair of the Jury of the Federal Environmental Science Competition (BUW = BundesUmweltWettbewerb) for young people from 17 to 20 years in Germany
2003-2009 Member of the Expert Group for the authorization of pesticides on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
2004-2006 Chair of board, GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
2005-2011 Co-leader of the postgraduate course “Ecological Chemistry” as part of the postgraduate study course “Ecotoxicology” of the GDCh and SETAC-GLB
2007-2011 Coordinator of the Integrated EU Project OSIRIS (30 international partners)
Since 2008 Chair of the Expert Panel “Chemical Safety” of the GDCh (German Chemical Society) and the GT (German Society of Toxicology)
Since 2014 Member of the BfR Committee for pesticides and biocidal products (BfR = Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany)
Since 2019 Advisory Board Member, Journal of Consumer Protection & Food Safety, BVL, Berlin


Author/co-author of more than 300 publications in the areas environmental chemistry and toxicology, chemical safety assessment and molecular properties.

Publication list in PDF format
Research-ID: E-7962-2017
ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-3789-1703