Dr. Franco Moritz

Phone: +49 89 3187 2585
Building/Room: 44 / 019


Current position

PhD candidate at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)


2007 - 2009: Master Degree (MSc) in „Environmental Biotechnology and applied Ecology“ at the International Graduate School (IHI) Zittau (Saxony, Germany)

2004 - 2007: Bachelor Degree (BSc) in “Biotechnology” (specialization: process engineering) at the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz – University of Applied Sciences (Saxony, Germany)

Professional and research experience

Since 10/2009: Non-targeted analysis and metabolic profiling in exhaled breath condensate on the scientific platforms HumMet (basic metabolism) and KKNDm (Diabetes mellitus). – Techniques: FT-ICR-MS and hopefully UPLC-MS soon

04/2009 – 09/2009: (IÖC/IHI – Zittau) Master Thesis: “Metabolome comparison of Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC) and Blood Plasma using ultra high resolution Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry” – Techniques: FT-ICR-MS

2008: (IHI – Zittau): Distribution and kinetics of heavy metals between yeast cells, apple tissue and aquatic phase during the fermentation of apple sauce – Techniques: ICP-OES and ICP-MS

04/2007 – 12/2007: (IHI – Zittau/ Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz): Bachelor Thesis: “Purification and Partial Characterization of an Extracellular Esterase of the Ascomycete Xylaria Polymorpha” – Techniques: SEC-FPLC, IE-FPLC, prepIEF