Claudia Seiler

Contact information

Claudia Seiler

Department River Ecology
Helmholtz Center for
Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Brückstr. 3a
39114 Magdeburg


Research interests

  • River ecology
  • Microbial food-web ecology
  • Trait-dynamics in plankton-biofilm systems
  • Evolution of antibiotic resistance in aquatic ecosystems

Curriculum vitae

Since 2014

Research Fellow at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department River Ecology.
Project: DynaTrait – Effect of trait variability on the dynamics of coupled, bi-trophic plankton - biofilm system

2013 - 2014

Research Fellow at the Technischen Universität Dresden, Institut of Hydrobiology.
Project: Support the Best - Evolution of antibiotic resistances in sewage treatment plants and receiving waters

2010 - 2013

HIGRADE - scholarship of Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden
PhD-Thesis: Evolution of antibiotic resistances in aquatic ecosystems

2004 - 2010

Dipl. Biol. (main topics: Limnology, Microbiology, Water chemistry) at the Technischen Universität Dresden


Seiler, C., van Velzen, E., Neu, T. R., Gaedke, U., Berendonk, T. U., Weitere, M. (2017) Grazing resistance of bacterial biofilms: a matter of predators’ feeding trait, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Volume 93, Issue 9.

Seiler, C., and Berendonk, T.U. (2012) Heavy metal driven co-selection of antibiotic resistance in soil and water bodies impacted by agriculture and aquaculture. Front Microbiol 3: Article 399.