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!


July 2018

Victoria Aladin has been awarded with the Elsevier Oral Presentation Award for the best student presentation at the 59th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Snowbird, Utah for her talk Heteronuclear Cross-Relaxation under Solid-state DNP of Biomolecular Complexes. Congratulations, Victoria!

May 2018

Monu Kaushik's article Efficiency of water-soluble nitroxide biradicals for dynamic nuclear polarization in rotating solids at 9.4 T: bcTol-M and cyolyl-TOTAPOL as new polarizing agents has been published in Chemistry - A European Journal.

April 2018

Johannes Wittmann's article Electron-driven spin diffusion supports crossing the diffusion barrier in MAS DNP has been published in PCCP.

March 2018

Monu Kaushik has successfully defended her Ph.D. with her thesis Metal ions as novel polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced NMR spectroscopy. Congratulations, Dr. Kaushik!

Emmy Noether Program