Prof. Dr. Gerrit Schüürmann

Head of Department  Ecological Chemistry am UFZ in Leipzig

Professor of Theoretical and Ecological Chemistry at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg

Tel.: 0341 235-1262
Fax: 0341 235-451262

Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig




Academic Education

University degrees (M.Sc.) in Chemistry (1982), Physics (1982) and Mathematics (1983); Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry (1987); Dr. rer. nat. habil. in Ecological Chemistry (2001).

Current Position

Since 1992 Head of the Department of Ecological Chemistry (formerly: Division Head Chemical Ecotoxicology), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig
2006-2017 Speaker of the UFZ Division of Environmental Health, Leipzig, Germany
Since 2006 Professor of Theoretical & Ecological Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Additional Teaching Activities

Since 1995 Honorary Professor of Chemical Ecotoxicology at the University of Leipzig
Since 2003 Lecturer of Toxicology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Since 2009 Visiting Professor at the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
2015-2018 JianFeng Scholar Professor at the Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China

Previous Positions

1978-1979 Student Assistant at the University of Münster, Germany
1979-1980 Grammar school teacher of mathematics, Gymnasium 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 Ecotoxi-cology in Schmallenberg, Germany
1989-1992 Senior Scientist, Environ. Protection Division, Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany

Further Professional Activities

1994-2011 Editor of the SETAC journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Since 1996 Editor of Fresenius Environmental Bulletin
Since 1996 Lecturer of the postgraduate study course “Toxicology and Environmental Pro-tection” of the University of Leipzig, Germany
1996-2006 Member International Steering Committee QSAR + QSAR Award Committee
1999-2005 Editorial Board Member of QSAR and Combinatorial Science
1999-2006 Board Member of the 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)
2014-2017 Member of the BfR Expert Panel for plant protection products and their residues (BfR = Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany)


Author/co-author of ca. 290 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