The Corzilius Group

About us

We are a research group situated at the seam between the Center for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ) and the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (PTC) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Our young group has been recently founded within the Emmy Noether framework by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Dr. Björn Corzilius

Our research is focused towards Solid-State Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP): the development of new methods within this field, and their application towards biomolecular problems. The impressive collection of state-of-the-art magnetic resonance instrumentation we have access to at BMRZ as well as the highly collaborative environment within BMRZ and PTC aids us to achieve these goals.

Feel free to browse our site, take a look at our research projects, or contact us to learn more about us. We are always looking for talented and motivated PhD students and postdocs, so do not hesitate to check our job offers and send your applications!


September 2016

Björn Corzilius has been honored with the Felix-Bloch-Lecture and Johannes Wittmann has received the Ernst Award. More information is given in the press releases of the GDCh and the Goethe University.

August 2016

Our group has published two articles in Phys Chem Chem Phys: Monu Kaushik's article Gd(III) and Mn(II) complexes for dynamic nuclear polarization: small molecular chelate polarizing agents and applications with site-directed spin labeling of proteins has emerged as a collaboration with researchers from MIT (Griffin) and GU (Schwalbe). The experimental work is accompanied by Theory of solid effect and cross effect dynamic nuclear polarization with half-integer high-spin metal polarizing agents in rotating solids.

June 2016

We welcome Aany Sofia Lilly Thankamony and Johannes Wittmann who have joined our group as Postdocs.

May 2016

Christian Bengs has joined our group for his Master's thesis.

April 2016

Monu has won the first prize in the NMR is ART contest by CIL! Congrats!

Emmy Noether Program