January 2018
A collaborational work with the Erlacher group at the Medical University of Innsbruck just published in PNAS! link

December 2017
New NMR infrastructure (AV4 Neo 400 MHz and AV4 Neo 700 MHz) up and running! link

November 2017
David Glaenzer joins our research group for his Bsc Thesis. Welcome!
Stable isotope labeling of larger RNAs in ChemComm is now online. link
Michael is now at the Duke University in the Al-Hashimi Lab for a five month scientific stay. Good Luck! 

October 2017
Kevin Erharter joins our team as a Master student. Welcome!
Our work on stable isotope labeling of larger RNAs is accepted in ChemComm.

September 2017
Benjamin Wittwer starts his BSc Thesis in our group. Welcome!

August 2017
Alessandro Marotto starts his BSc Thesis in our group. Welcome!

July 2017
Publication on 13C labeling of DNA is accepted in NAR. link
Johannes has received the Suraj Manrao poster award at ISMAR 2017. Congratulations!


Institute of Organic Chemistry

CMBI - Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck



Research Focus

Nucleic acid chemistry

  • chemical tools for nucleic acid NMR spectroscopy
  • synthesis of isotope labeled DNA/RNA precursors
  • solid phase nucleic acid synthesis
  • enzymatic RNA synthesis

NMR spectroscopy

  • functional dynamics of nucleic acids
  • 3D structure of RNA/DNA excited states
  • solution structure of functional nucleic acids
  • relaxation dispersion NMR spectroscopy