Dr. Frank Seitz

Aquatic Stress Ecology
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Research Interests

  • Photocatalysis and its potential to remediate PPP contaminated waters
  • Engineered nanoparticles and their ecotoxicological implications for the aquatic environment
  • Combined effects of nanomaterials and chemical stressors on aquatic life
  • Applied statistics in ecotoxicology using the software environment R.

Current Research Project

  • The EU Interreg project PHOTOPUR aims at developing a photocatalytic application/tool, which eliminates pesticide contamination from viticulture already at its place of origin. Its ultimate goal is to increase the water quality in the Trinational Metropolitan Region Upper Rhine and thus contributing to fulfill the EU-WRRL goals. The project is co-funded by the EU, the German federal states of Baden Württemberg and Rhineland Palatinate as well as the Region Grand Est (France) and the participating research institutes. More information under: www. photopur.org

      Academic History

        • 2017: Project coordinator of the Interreg V project “PHOTOPUR” www.photopur.org

        • 2015 - 2017: Research assistant at the Institute for Environmental Sciences University for Koblenz-Landau, Germany
        • 2015: PhD thesis at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (Thesis: Factors triggering the ecotoxicity of metal based nanoparticles towards aquatic invertebrates).
        • Since 2011: PhD student at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
        • 2011: M.Sc. (Ecotoxicology) at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (Thesis: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2) induce adverse effects in the reproduction and released offspring of Daphnia magna).
        • 2010: B.Sc. (Env.Sci.) at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (Thesis: Combined effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2), UV irradiation, and the insecticide pirimicarb on Daphnia magna).

        Memberships

        • Ecoliance Rheinland-Pfalz
        • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
        • European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) - The transfer of engineered nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwater to rivers (ENTER) more information

        Publications

        See here for a complete list of my publications:

        Talks

        • Garcia-Muñoz P., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt RR., Schulz R., Dachtler W., Altmayer B., Twertek M., Robert D., Keller N, 2018. Glyphosate breakdown by photocatalysis: reaction intermediates, mechanism and ecotoxicity. 10th SEPA, Almeria, Spain.

        • Lüderwald, S., Schell, T., Newton, K., Seitz, F., Rosenfeldt, R.R., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M. 2016. Importance of titanium dioxide nanoparticles’ exposure pathways: a factorial approach with Gammarus fossarum. 5th SETAC Environmental Scientists Meeting, Gainesville, Florida; USA.
        • Lüderwald S., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2015. Aging of Nanoparticles alters toxicity for Daphnia magna, 4th SETAC Environmental Scientists Meeting, Petnica, Seriba.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R. and Seitz F., 2015. The impact of nanoparticles on aquatic invertebrates, Internano Summer School, Landau, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Lüderwald S., Rosenfeldt R. R., Müller M., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2015. Quantity and quality of natural organic matter trigger the ecotoxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles to Daphnia magna, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Zubrod J. P., Feckler F., Lüderwald S., Merkel T., Bundschuh R., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2015. Nanosized titanium dioxide mitigates copper toxicity, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Zubrod J. P., Wolfram, J., Englert, D., Bundschuh, R., Rosenfeldt, R. R., Seitz F., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2015. Long-term effects of inorganic and synthetic fungicides on leaf-associated microorganisms and leaf-shredding macroinvertebrates ‒ an artificial stream study, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Schulz R., Bundschuh M., Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., 2015. Aquatic ecotoxicology of nanomaterials, NanoVision, Stuttgart, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schneider S., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Particle characteristic dependent effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna and Gammarus fossarum, SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland.
        • Feckler A., Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Habitat selection of a leaf shredding amphipod affected by photocatalytic properties of nTiO2, SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland.
        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schneider S., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Particle characteristic related effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna and Gammarus fossarum, International Workshop -

          Nanoparticles in Soils and Waters: Fate, Transport and Effects, Landau, Germany.

        • Metreveli G., Seitz F., Grün A., Bundschuh M., Schulz R., Manz W., Schaumann G. E., 2014. Dispersion and stability of silver nanoparticles in different ecotoxicological test media, International Workshop -

          Nanoparticles in Soils and Waters: Fate, Transport and Effects, Landau, Germany.

        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Höger J., Haigis A.-C., Schulz R., and Bundschuh M., 2014. Factors triggering the combined toxicity of nanosized titanium dioxide and heavy metals, International Workshop -

          Nanoparticles in Soils and Waters: Fate, Transport and Effects, Landau, Germany.

        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Storm K., Schulz. R., Bundschuh M., 2013. Environmental conditions alter the ecotoxicity of silver nanoparticles to Daphnia magna, SETAC Europe, Glasgow, Scotland.
        • Bundschuh M., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schulz. R., 2013. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles increase sensitivity in the next generation of the water flea Daphnia magna, SETAC Europe, Glasgow, Scotland.
        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schneider S., Schulz. R., Bundschuh M., 2013. Product and size specific ecotoxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles to Daphnia magna. 3rd SETAC Young environmental scientists meeting, Krakow, Poland.

        • Rosenfeldt R.R., Bundschuh M., Seitz F., Schulz R., 2012. Environmental parameters influence the combined toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles and heavy metals: A factorial approach using Daphnia magna. 7th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Banff, Canada.
        • Schulz R., Bundschuh M., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R.R., 2011. Ökotoxizität anorganischer Nanopartikel auf aquatische Organismen. Nanotechnologie und Wasserwirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Bundschuh M., Rosenfeldt R.R., Schulz R., 2011. Chronische Effekte von TiO2-Nanopartikeln auf Daphnia magna: Durchfluss- und semistatisches Testsystem im Vergleich. SETAC GLB, Landau, Germany.
        • Rosenfeldt R.R., Bundschuh M., Seitz F., Schulz R., 2011. Verändern TiO2 Nanopartikel die Toxizität von Schwermetallen für Daphnia magna? SETAC GLB, Landau, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Dabrunz A., Bandow N., Bundschuh M., Schulz R., 2011. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles reduce pirimicarb toxicity to Daphnia magna at ambient UV irradiation. SETAC Young environmental scientists meeting, Aachen, Germany.
        • Bundschuh M., Zubrod JP., Seitz F., Schulz R., 2011. Tertiary treatment methods reduce the ecotoxicity of wastewater for Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea, Amphipoda). SETAC Europe, Milano, Italy.

        Poster presentations

        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt RR., Lüderwald S., Lohff G., Garcia Munoz P., Keller N., Robert D., Keller-Spitzer V., Altmayer B., Dachtler W., Twertek M., Schulz R, 2018. Photocatalysis as a potential pre-treatment process to reduce organic pesticide entries. SETAC Europe, Rome, Italy.

        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt RR., Müller M., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2017. The role of natural organic matter quantity and quality for titanium dioxide nanoparticle toxicity towards Daphnia magna. COST Enter, Aveiro, Portugal.

        • Lüderwald S., Schell T., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R., Dackermann V., Newton K., Schulz R., Bundschuh M, 2017. Exposure pathway depended impacts of silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Gammarus fossarum. SETAC Europe, Brussels, Belgium.

        • Lüderwald S., Dackermann V., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R.R., Schell T., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2016. Natural organic matter influences UV light induced toxicity of nano-sized titanium dioxide. SETAC Europe, Nantes, France.

        • Lüderwald S., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schulz R., Bundschuh M, 2015. influence of condition specific aging on nanoparticle toxicity ‒ the role of time, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Metreveli G., Frombold B., Seitz F., Grün A., Phillipe A., Rosenfeldt R. R., Bundschuh M., Schulz R., Manz W., Schaumann G. E., 2015. Aggregation dynamics of silver nanoparticles in ecotoxicological test media, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Schell T., Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2015. Influence of differing nTiO2 concentrations on copper toxicity for Daphnia magna, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Steinmetz Z., Metreveli G., Vogel H.-J., Bundschuh M., Manz W., Baumann T., Schulz R., Lang F., Klitzke S., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schaumann G. E., 2015. A floodplain mesocosm system linking fate and effects of engineered nanoparticles at the aquatic-terrestrial interface, SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain.
        • Seitz F., Lüderwald S., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schulz R., Bundschuh M, 2015. Aging of nanoparticles modifies the toxicity to aquatic organisms, NanoVision, Stuttgart, Germany.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Schulz R., Bundschuh M, 2015. Do titanium dioxide nanoparticles reduce heavy metal toxicity, NanoVision, Stuttgart, Germany.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Bundschuh M, Schulz R, 2015. Ecotoxicological assessment of nanoparticles and more, NanoVision, Stuttgart, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schneider S., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Particle characteristic dependent effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna and Gammarus fossarum, SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Höger J, Haigis A-C, Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Factors triggering the combined toxicity of nanosized titanium dioxide and heavy metals, SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland.
        • Lüderwald S., Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Acute and chronic toxicity of aged titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna, International Workshop - Nanoparticles in Soils and Waters: Fate, Transport and Effects, Landau, Germany.
        • Schell T., Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2014. Implications of low titanium dioxide nanoparticle concentrations on the ecotoxicological potential of copper for Daphnia magna, International Workshop - Nanoparticles in Soils and Waters: Fate, Transport and Effects, Landau, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R. R., Storm K., Schulz. R., Bundschuh M., 2013. Varying environmental conditions alter the ecotoxicity of silver nanoparticles (nAg) to Daphnia magna. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Aix-en-Provence, France.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Schulz R. and Bundschuh M., 2013. Factors triggering the mixture toxicity of nanosized titanium dioxide and heavy metals. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Aix-en-Provence, France.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Schmuecking K., Schulz R. and Bundschuh M., 2013. Time of aging as an important factor triggering the combined toxicity titanium dioxide nanoparticles and heavy metals, SETAC Europe, Glasgow, Scotland.
        • Rosenfeldt R. R., Seitz F., Ehlert A., Schulz R. and Bundschuh M., 2013. The influence of natural organic matter on the combined toxicity of nanosized titanium dioxide and heavy metals. 3rd SETAC Young environmental scientists meeting, Krakow, Poland.
        • Seitz F., Rosenfeldt R.R., Schneider S., Schulz R., Bundschuh M., 2012. Product- and size-specific toxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles to the water flea Daphnia magna. 7th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Banff, Canada.
        • Seitz F., Bundschuh M., Rosenfeldt R.R., Schulz R., 2012. Do titanium dioxide nanoparticles induce adverse effects in the reproduction of Daphnia magna? SETAC World, Berlin, Germany.
        • Rosenfeldt R.R., Bundschuh M., Seitz F., Schulz R., 2012. Do TiO2 nanoparticles alter heavy metal toxicity? – A factorial approach using Daphnia magna. SETAC World, Berlin, Germany.
        • Bundschuh M., Seitz F., Schulz R., 2011. Combination of nTiO2 and UV irradiation reduces micropollutant toxicity to aquatic organisms. The 17th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil (AOTs-17), San Diego, USA.
        • Rosenfeldt R.R., Seitz F., Dabrunz A., Schulz R., 2011. Establishment of an improved lipid determination method for Daphnia magna and its value in acute nanoparticle toxicity tests. SETAC Young environmental scientists meeting, Aachen, Germany.
        • Seitz F., Dabrunz A., Bandow N., Bundschuh M., Schulz R., 2010. Toxicity assessment of combined exposures to titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2), UV irradiation, and pirimicarb using Daphnia magna. Poster presentation at a workshop on: “Engineered Nanoparticles in the Environment”, Koblenz, Germany.
        • Bundschuh M., Zubrod J.P., Seitz F., Newman M.C., Schulz R., 2010. Mercury contaminated sediments affect amphipod feeding. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, Seville, Spain.

         

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