The Corzilius Group

About us

We are a research group currently situated at the seam between the Center for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ) and the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (PTC) as well as the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Our group has been founded within the Emmy Noether framework by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 2013.

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!

AK Corzilius


February 2019

Victoria's next paper Methyl dynamics in amino acids modulate heteronuclear cross relaxation in the solid state under MAS DNP has just been published in Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Way to go, Victoria

Victoria Aladin's paper Complex formation of the tetracycline-binding aptamer investigated by specific cross-relaxation under DNP has just been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie.

December 2018

A review on Paramagnetic metal ions for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization authored by Björn Corzilius has been published in eMagRes.

November 2018

Björn Corzilius has been honored with the Award for Best Doctoral Supervision 2018 by the Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) of the Goethe University

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!