Institute of Organic Chemistry


All events take place in the small lecture hall 015, Johannisallee 29, 04103 Leipzig.

  • Lecture Series by Prof. Mittendorf postponed to Summer Semester
  • Tue., 25.01.2022, 17oo via Zoom:  Prof. Dr. Peter Metz - Technische Universität Dresden
  • Tue., 10.05.2022, 17oo Small Lecture Hall 015: Dr. Jola Pospech - Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse Rostock - "Development and Application of Heteroaromatic Photoredox Catalysts"
  • canceled: (Tue., 24.05.2022, 17oo Small Lecture Hall 015: Prof. Mario Waser - Universität Linz - "Chiral onium species for asymmetric organocatalysis")
  • Tue., 07.06.2022, 17oo Small Lecture Hall 015: Prof. Sven Schneider - Universität Göttingen
  • Tue., 05.07.2022, 17oo Small Lecture Hall 015: Prof. Cristina Nevado  - Universität Zürich
  • Tue., 09.11.2021, 17oo     Prof. Dr. Paolo Melchiorre - ICIQ Tarragona - Spain
  • Mo., 06.12.2021:              Dr. Volker Derdau - Sanofi Frankfurt  (Im Rahmen des GRK 2464 123H)


Here you can find everything about the professorships in organic chemistry and their research interests.

Teaser Berg Group
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Teaser Schneider Group
Teaser Zeitler Group
Medizinisch-chemisches Labor mit Reagenzgläsern
Periodensystem der Elemente mit Reagenzglas.


Students of the University Leipzig can find all available modules in the field of organic chemistry here. For detailed information, please refer to the corresponding schedules. For more specific questions, feel free to contact the specified person.

  • Chemie der organischen Stoffklassen
    (2nd semester Bachelor Chemie, 13-111-0331-N),
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Zeitler
  • Organisch-chemische Reaktionsmechanismen
    (3rd semester Bachelor Chemie, 13-111-0341-N), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Zeitler
  • Schlüsselreaktionen der organischen Synthese
    (4th + 5th semester Bachelor Chemie, 13-111-0351-N), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Tanja Gulder
  • Moderne Aspekte der Organischen Chemie
    (mandatory in Master Chemie SoSe, 13-121-0325), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Tanja Gulder
  • Photochemie und Photokatalyse 
    (choice in Master Chemie SoSe, 13-121-02299), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Zeitler
  • Chemische Biologie 
    (choice in Master Chemie/ Biochemie SoSe, 13-121-0324/ 13-BCH-0814), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Berg
  • Reaktivität in der Organischen Chemie 
    (choice in Master Chemie WiSe, 13-121-0318), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Zeitler
  • Chemie der Naturstoffe
    (7th semester Lehramt Chemie, 13-221-0331 (GYM), 13-223-0331 (OS, SP)), 
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Berg
  • Chemie der Farbstoffe und Tenside 
    (8th semester Lehramt Chemie, 13-221-0331 (GYM), 13-223-0331 (OS, SP)), 
    responsible person: Dr. Kathrin Bellmann-Sickert
  • Organische Chemie I + II
    (1st + 3rd semester Bachelor Biochemie, 13-BCH-0205 + 13-BCH-0310),
    responsible person: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Zeitler


  • OC-Grundpraktikum
    (Organisch-chemische Reaktionsmechanismen, 3rd semester Bachelor Chemie, 13-111-0341-N), responsible person:
    Dr. Marcel Sickert
  • OC-Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum
    (Schlüsselreaktionen der organischen Synthese, 4th semester Bachelor Chemie, 13-111-0351-N), responsible person:
    Dr. Martin Kretzschmar
  • Blockpraktikum Chemie der Naturstoffe, Farbstoffe und Tenside
    (7th semester Lehramt Chemie, 13-221-0331 (GYM), 13-223-0331 (OS, SP)), 
    responsible person: Dr. Kathrin Bellmann-Sickert

Former Groups

Here you can find all former Professors of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, who are working somewhere else by now or retired.

Manfred Weißenfels (1993)

Manfred Mühlstedt (1993)

Siegfried Hauptmann (1996)

Klaus Schulze (1999)

Peter Welzel (2002)

Klaus Burger (2003) 

Horst Wilde (2004)

Bärbel Schulze (2007)

Dieter Sicker (2019)


Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider


Johannisallee 29
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 9736559
Telefax: +49 341 9736599

 Katrin Hengst

Katrin Hengst

Secretary's office

Johannisallee 29, Room 164
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-36550
Telefax: +49 341 97-36599

Our institute is located in the main building of the Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy. You can reach us by public transportation (lines 2, 16, 60).