05/2011 - Master of Science in „Water Science“
Thesis title: „Investigation of the abiotic methyl transfer from methylcobalamin to metal(loid)s”
Performed at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

09/2008 - Bachelor of Science in „Molecular Medizin“
Thesis title: „Influence of respiratory-chain inhibitors on the mitochondrial membrane potential and growth of Toxoplasma gondii
Performed at the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany

7/2005 - Allgemeine Hochschulreife

Academic Positions

Scientific assistant at the Instrumental Analytical Chemistry of the University of Duisburg-Essen (09/2011-9/2015)

Scientific assistant at the Biofilm Centre - Aquatic Microbiology at the University of Duisburg-Essen (since 1/2017)

Research Interests

  • Investigation of the CO2-development potential of bacterial activity
  • Determination of the assimilable organic carbon in treated wastewater, process water, and groundwater
  • Stable isotope analysis (13C and 15N)
  • Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometry


Marcel Schulte, Maik A. Jochmann, Tobias Gehrke, Andrea Thom, Tim Ricken, Martin Denecke, Torsten C. Schmidt, „Characterization of methane oxidation in a simulated landfill cover system by a stable isotope and a mass balance approach in connection with thermographic imaging”, Waste Management

Milen Nachev, Maik Jochmann, Friederike Walter, Benjamin Wolbert, Marcel Schulte, Torsten Schmidt, Bernd Sures, „Understanding trophic interactions in host-parasite associations using stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen”, Parasites & Vectors

Oliver Wuerfel, Frank Thomas, Marcel Schulte, Reinhard Hensel, Roland A. Diaz-Bone, „Mechanism of multi-metal(loid) methylation and hydride generation by methylcobalamin and Cob(I)alamin – A side reaction of methanogenesis”, Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 26, 94-101

Postdoc Dr. Marcel Schulte

Faculty of Chemistry - UMB
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 5
Room S05 V03 E10
45141 Essen

++49 (201) 183-7076

++49 (201) 183-6603


Current Project

MULTI-ReUse - Modular treatment and monitoring during wastewater reuse.
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.