Priv.-Doz. Dr. Wulf Schultze
Tel. 040 - 42838 - 3485
Research Interest & Experience
- Detailed studies on the medicinal plant Melissa officinalis L.: essential oil analysis; influence of ontogenetic and environmental factors and different plant origin on essential oil composition; comparison with volatiles from respective plant tissue cultures; detection of essential oil adulterations
- Investigations on modern instrumental techniques for analyzing complex mixtures of volatiles; e.g. GC/MS (EI and different chemical ionisation techniques; GC/HRMS), GC/FTIR, Isotope Ratio MS (IRMS), analytical and preparative GC, enantioselective GC on chiral phases, HPLC
- Studies on native fungi: structure elucidation of new constituents, volatiles, bio-guided separation and isolation of antimicrobial principles. These investigations lead
to a research project (“Bioactive Constituents of native Plants”) granted from Ministry of Research (BMBF, 1998 - 2003), which was an integrated part of the lead-project “Lead/Target Systems - a horizontally integrated network for automated detection of pharmaceutically active substances” (“Drug Discovery Machine”).
- Morphologic, microscopic and mass spectrometric analysis of drug adulterations
2010 – present: Visiting scientist at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (department of mass
spectrometry) at Hamburg University
October 2010: Retirement
1991-2010: “Privatdozent” (Venia legend for pharmaceutical biology) at the Institute of Pharmacy at Hamburg University, his habilitation thesis focused on investigations on occurrence, analysis and biology of volatile constituents of the medicinal plant Melissa officinalis L. and its tissue cultures.
1982: PhD (supervisor: Prof. K.-H. Kubeczka)
1976-1990: Ph.D student and scientific assistant at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology at Würzburg University (Germany). Also responsible for measurements, service and maintenance of a GC/MS system
1976: Diploma in Biology (major: botany, minor subjects: organic chemistry and pharmaceutical biology)