Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
December 6, 1965
Bayreuth, Germany
Current PositionResearch Associate (Group Leader; Permanent Position)

Academic Training

10/1985- 02/1991Studies of Chemistry, University of Bayreuth

Scientific Certificates


Habilitation in Biophysics

"Combined Application of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry and 31P NMR Spectroscopy of the Analysis of Lipids and the Development of Clinical Topics";

Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Klaus Arnold

Leipzig University



Thesis: "NMR Investigations of Synovial Fluids and Contributions to the Modelling of Cartilage Destruction During Rheumatoid Arthritis"

Supervisor: Prof. Klaus Arnold

Leipzig University


Diploma in Chemistry

Supervisor: Prof. Bernd Wrackmeyer

University of Bayreuth

Professional Career

since 2013Principal investigator, SFB 1052 (funded by DFG)
since 2009Principal investigator, Transregio 67 (funded by DFG)
since 2003

Permanent Position as a scientific co-worker at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Medical Faculty, Leipzig University;

Group Leader

since 2001Regular Position as scientific co-worker at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Medical Faculty, Leipzig University;
1995 - 2001

Post-Doc at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Medical Faculty, Leipzig University;

funded by DFG including a "Forschungsstipendium" (Research Scholarship)

1992 - 1995PhD Student at Leipzig University

Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards
1995 - 1997

Research grant by DFG

Editorial Board Member (Open Glycoscience Journal, Chromatographia, Current Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Glycomics and Lipidomics)



Most Important Publications

  • Popkova Y, Meusel A, Breitfeld J, Schleinitz D, Hirrlinger J, Dannenberger D, Kovacs P, Schiller J. Nutrition-dependent changes of adipose tissue compositions monitored by NMR, MS and chromatographic methods. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2015; 407: 5123-33.
  • Pirkl A, Meier M, Popkova Y, Letzel M, Schiller J, Schnapp A, Dreisewerd K. Analysis of free fatty acids by ultraviolet laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry from using insect wings as hydrophobic sample substrates. Anal Chem. 2014; 86: 10763-71.
  • Griesinger H, Fuchs B, Süß R, Matheis K, Schulz M, Schiller J. The thicknesses of the stationary phase determines the quality of TLC / MALDI mass spectra of lipids. Anal Biochem. 2014; 451: 45-7.
  • Eibisch M, Süß R, Schiller J. Time-dependent intensity changes of free fatty acids detected by MALDI-TOF MS in the presence of 1,8-bis-(dimethylamino)-naphthalene ‑ a cautionary note. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2012; 26: 1573-6.
  • Stewart JD, Marchan R, Lesjak MS, Lambert J, Hergenröder R, Ellis JK, Keun H, Schmitz G, Schiller J, Ebisch M, Hedberg C, Waldmann H, Lausch E, Tanner B, Sehouli J, Sagemüller J, Staude H, Steiner E, Hengstler JG. Choline-providing glycerophosphodiesterase EDI3 drives tumour cell migration and metastasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012; 109: 8155-60.
  • Heering J, Holeiter M, Weis N, Schmid S, Bischoff A, Schiller J, Korte T, Herrmann A, Olayioye MA. Sphingomyelin homeostasis at the Golgi controls ErbB receptor signaling competence. Cancer Res. 2010; 72: 2855-66.
  • Fuchs B, Süß R, Teuber K, Eibisch M, Schiller J. Application of TLC to the analysis of lipids. J Chromatogr A. 2011; 1218: 2754-74.
  • Teuber K, Riemer T, Schiller J. Is there a specific binding of (phospho)lipids to silica gel? A thin layer chromatographic, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometric and 31P NMR spectroscopic study. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2010; 398: 2833-42.
  • Fuchs B, Süß R, Schiller J. An update of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in lipid research. Progr Lipid Res. 2010; 49: 450-75.
  • Fuchs B, Bischoff A, Süß R, Teuber K, Schürenberg M, Suckau D, Schiller J. Phosphatidylcholines and -ethanolamines can be easily mistaken in phospholipid mixtures: A negative ion MALDI-TOF MS study with 9-aminoacridine as matrix and egg yolk as selected example. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2009; 395: 2479-87.


Two "Application Notes" together with the Bruker Daltonics Company (Bremen)

Recent Scientific Collaborations

M. Pisabarro (Dresden, Germany)Molecular dynamic studies
M. Schnabelrauch (Jena, Germany) Chemical modifications of glycosaminoglycans
K. Müller (IZW Berlin, Germany) Changes of spermatozoal lipids
J. Rademann (Berlin, Germany) Glycosaminoglycan Analysis
B. Oehler (Würzburg, Germany)Pain and specific lipids
H. Griesinger (MERCK, Germany) TLC/MS coupling
K. Dreisewerd (Münster, Germany) MALDI MS of lipids
D. Dannenberger (Rostock, Germany)Lipid composition of meat
M. Groessl (Tofwerk Mutenz, Schweiz) Ion mobility MS

T. Pomorski (Copenhagen, Denmark,

                       Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Cellular lipid analysis by MS and NMR
R. Brock (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Sphingomyelinase activity Determination



letzte Änderung: 09.10.2019