Dr. Riccardo Massei

Dr. Riccardo Massei
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Building: 6.1
Room: 703
Phone: +49 341 6025 1512

Dr. Riccardo Massei

Research Interests

  • Development of automatic workflows and pipelines for High Content Screening (HCS) data, metadata analysis, and database storage.
  • Image analysis, processing and management using Python, KNIME and Galaxy.
  • Advisor for RDM concepts and metadata annotation in toxicology and eco-toxicology, with a special focus on image data management
  • Admin of the [OMERO] instance at UFZ.

Curriculum Vitae

since 07/2023

Scientist and Co-PI at UFZ for [NFDI4BIOIMAGE]. Data Steward in NFDI4BIOIMAGE for the management of HCS data.

07/2021 - 06/2023

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

03/2020 - 03/2021

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Universiteit Antwerp, Belgium

10/2017 - 02/2020

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Effect Directed Analysis, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig


Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences

Graduation Thesis: “Novel analytical tools for the toxicological and chemical characterization of aquatic sediments: the incidence of pesticide mixtures and neuroactive chemicals in EU-river basin”

06/2013 - 09/2018

Doctoral Student, RWTH Aachen, Institute for Environmental Research and Department of Effect Directed Analysis, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig


Master's degree in “Molecular Biology”

Graduation Thesis: “Different sensitivity for Azinphos methyl in embryonic stages the zebrafish (Danio rerio): the role of toxicokinetic and stage-specific susceptibility”

Awards/Grants/other Activities

  • Young Scientist Awards (YSA) in SETAC 2016 (Nantes, France) for the Poster: “Detection of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in water samples from Novi Sad (Serbia) using effect-directed analysis and Danio rerio embryos”
  • Organizer and chair in the session “Fish model species in human and environmental toxicology” since 2017 (SETAC Europe)
  • Teaching activity in UFZ for OMERO and KNIME



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