Prisner, Thomas

    Professional Experience
    1996 – Full Professor (C4) Goethe University, Frankfurt
    1990 – 1996 Habilitation at the Free University Berlin, Department of Physics
    1989 – 1990 Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, Cambridge, U.S.A.

    University Education
    1984 – 1988 PhD in Physics, University of Dortmund, (summa cum laude; mentor: Prof K. P. Dinse)
    1983 – 1984 Diploma Thesis, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, (very good; mentor: Prof K. Hausser and Dr. K. P. Dinse)
    1977 – 1984 Diploma, Physics, University of Heidelberg, (very good)

    Fellowships and Awards
    2018-2021 President of the International ESR Society
    2017-2023 Chair of the Board of Trustees of the EUROMAR Conference Series
    2014 International Zavoisky Award of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Academy of Sciences
    2013 Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance
    2012-2020 Board Member of the Chemistry Panel of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    2012-2015 Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Goethe University Frankfurt
    2011 Bruker Lecture of the Royal Society for Chemistry
    2008 Silver Medal of the International EPR Society
    2006-2017 Member of the Center of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes
    2001-2013 President of the EPR Subgroup of the German Magnetic Resonance Division of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
    2000-2001 Chair of the Chemistry Department of the Goethe University
    1997 Phillip Morris Research Award
    1989 – 1990 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

    Research Interests

    EPR spectroscopy
    Dynamic nuclear polarization
    Dipolar and hyperfine spectroscopy
    Dynamics of RNA and DNA
    Structure and functional dynamics of protein complexes
    In-cell dynamics and interactions of proteins and nucleic acids
    Electron transfer reactions in membrane proteins
    THz/GHz microwave technology
    Hyperpolarization for MRI