Dr. Tobias Schulze

Dr. Tobias Schulze
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ


Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Building 6.0
Room: 329
Phone: +49 341 235 1083


ORCID: 0000-0002-9744-8914 Google Scholar Web of Science

About me

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.

I am an active member in the MassBank consortium, responsible for the European MassBank and contribute to the development of MassBank, RMassBank and MZmine 2.

Collaboration and Networking

I have several collaborations outside the UFZ, including Prof. Dr. Emma Schymanski (Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, LSCB), Dr. Steffen Neumann (IPB), Karl-Heinz Walz (MAXX Mess- u. Probenahmetechnik GmbH), Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Steinbeck (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena).

I am an active member of NORMAN as well as of SETAC and Metabolomics Society. I review for different peer-reviewed journals (e.g. ES&T, ESPI)

Current projects

2017-2020: Development of a standard operation procedure for the extraction of micropollutants in waste water for the chemical analysis and assessment of the hazard potential using bioanalytical methods (German Environment Agency, FKZ3717263206)

2019-2020: Joint Danube Survey 4 (JDS4)

2020-2021: HBM4EU

2020-2025: NFDI4Chem – Chemistry Consortium in the NFDI

Open Data

A Data Set of 255,000 Randomly Selected and Manually Classified Extracted Ion Chromatograms for Evaluation of Peak Detection Methods (Zenodo and MetaboLights)

MassBank data - open access mass spectral records (GitHub and Zenodo)

Predicted and experimental chemical and ecotoxicological properties for the toxic unit based hazard assessment (Zenodo)

Zenodo - a collection of different open datasets and open access presentations

Open Software



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