Teaching philosophy of PD Dr. Seidel

The university is the place for students to be supported in the development process to an academic personality. The corresponding framework is designed so that the best possible conditions for a variety of professional and personal development opportunities are created. The encouragement of creativity and dialogue is a prerequisite for innovative scientific thinking and acting. This is achieved through a combination of research and teaching. Teaching is an agile, respectful exchanges between teacher and student, and I see myself, depending on the course, as a professionally and didactically competent teacher, coach, facilitator or mentor who accompanies the individual learning processes active. My goal is to conduct students to their intellectual and personal autonomy. Through their scientific competence and social skills graduated students should act in their professional live confidently and creatively. The course offers are designed that technically competent, independent, problem-and solution-oriented learning is encouraged. The curriculum is constantly refined, so a flexible and future-oriented knowledge is possible. Teaching activities are focussed on analytical and bioanalytical methods.


Trace analytical techniques: Bioanalytics (Immunoassays and Analytical Microarrays). Part of LV0036, for bachelor students in Chemistry. 

Trace analysis for biochemists: (Bio-)Organic trace analysis (sample preparation, selected chromatographic methods, separation techniques, biosensors, quantitative molecular biological methods). Part of LV0086, for bachelor students in Biochemistry. 

Bioanalytics of organic traces: Bioanalytical Analysis Platforms (Biosensors, Flow Cytometry, PCR, Analytical Microarrays), Bioseparation (Magnetic nanoparticle, Monoliths), Microfluidics. Part of the minor course in Analytical Chemistry - Organic Trace Analysis (LV0307). For master students in Chemistry.

Biochemical Analytics: Immunoassays and Microarray-Technology. Part of WZ 2009. For bachelor students in Biochemistry or Molecular Biotechnology.

Bioprocessing & Bioengineering: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Bioreactors, Bioprocess Control, Food Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Enzyme Biotechnology, Downstream Processing, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. For master students in Industrial Chemistry at TUM Asia (GIST), Singapore.

Biochemical Process Engineering: Enzyme Process Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Food Fermentation, Energy and Mass Transfer, Mass Balance, Growth Kinetics and Processing, Bioreactor Design, Downstream Processing, Sterilization Techniques, Process Control and Analysis. For bachelor students in Chemical Engineering at TUM Asia (GIST), Singapore.

Lab classes

Practical course in Analytical Chemistry - Organic Trace Analysis (LV2132): Responsible: Prof. Dr. Elsner. Microarrays and ELISA. For master students in Chemistry choosing LV0307 as part of the minor course in Analytical Chemistry - Organic Trace Analysis or as elective subject.

Research lab course (LV 2009): Responsible: Prof. Dr. Elsner. Module is part of the minor course in Analytical Chemistry - Organic Trace Analysis. For master students in Chemistry.

Bachelor, Master and PhD thesis

This is an offer for students from different disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, food chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or chemical engineering.