Dr. Monika Möder

Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Analytical Chemistry
D - 04318 Leipzig/ Germany

Tel. ++49 341 235 1413

Expertises and interests

Search for sources of environmental pollution and study of the fate of organic contaminants in the environment, quantitative trace determination of organic pollutants for environmental monitoring

Investigations for structure elucidation of metabolites and transformation products of pollutants degraded and transformed by biological, physical and chemical processes Among different instrumental analytical tools (GC-CI-MS, GC-MS-MS, GC-high resolution MS, LC-MS also chemical reactions are utilized to support structure identification

Development of analytical methods for the determination of organic compounds in different environmental compartments and biological materials with focus on miniaturization of sample preparation techniques ( micro extraction by packed sorbents, solid phase microextraction and membrane based extraction procedures) for analyte enrichment and separation of matrix substances.
Automation of sample preparation procedures on-line-coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry (LC-MS)

On-line reaction monitoring using LC-MS or GC-MS for studying degradation and transformation processes of substances of environmental or/and health concern

Close collaboration with biologists and toxicologists to support the resolution of common problems in remediation of contaminated sites, wastewater treatment and reuse or the optimization of biodegradation processes.

Curriculum Vitae

since 1993

Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
senior scientist
Department of Analytical Chemistry


University of Leipzig
Institute of Analytical Chemistry


University of Leipzig/Laboratory for lignite research


University of Leipzig
Postgradual study of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy


Universität Leipzig
Studium der Chemie und Promotion



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