Dr. Tobias Schulze
I am a senior scientist working in the Department of Effect-Directed Analysis. My scientific background is environmental organic chemistry, ecotoxicology and geosciences. I studied physical geography, hydrogeology and chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin and postgraduated in ecotoxicology. I completed my Ph.D. with the thesis Screening, quantitative analysis and toxicology of organic compounds in sediments and suspended particulate matter of the Saar and the Rhine (Germany).
My research interests are the suspects and non-target analysis of organic compounds in complex environmental samples using high-resolution LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS technologies, primarily Q Exactive Plus and Q Exactive GC. I use advanced statistical tools to unravel co-variances and patterns between targeted and non-targeted compounds and toxicological effects. The development and evaluation of new sampling techniques for the on-site large volume solid-phase extraction (LVSPE) of water resources is an essential part of my daily work. We establish the LVSPE for the effect-based and chemical screening analysis.
Collaboration and Networking
I have several collaborations outside the UFZ, including Dr. Emma Schymanski (Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, LSCB), Prof. Dr. Juliane Hollender (Eawag), Dr. Steffen Neumann (IPB), Karl-Heinz Walz (MAXX Mess- u. Probenahmetechnik GmbH), Dr. Jaroslav Slobodnik (EI), PD. Dr. Thomas Letzel (TUM) as well as Dr. Marion Letzel and Dr. Manfred Sengl (Bayrisches Landesamt für Umwelt).