The BMRZ is a technology and infrastructure centre at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 2002 and is a research infrastructure facility for high-end nuclear (NMR) and electron magnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR). Our research is dedicated to the elucidation of structure and functional mechanism of biomolecules ranging from RNA and RNA-protein complexes via large soluble protein complexes to membrane proteins. For more see the BMRZ-film.
Part of our research is also shown in a German science TV-show: Magie der Proteinfaltung
- several high-field liquid-state NMR (up to 950 MHz)
- high-field widebore solid-state NMR (up to 850 MHz)
- large range of EPR spectrometers (from X-band to J-band)
- a liquid-state and a solid-state NMR DNP setup
- an advanced Linux cluster
- all required molecular biology, biochemistry and also chemical synthesis are carried out in house
- the center in one of the European Large Scale Facilities for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
- it is part of the iNext consortium for Integrating Infrastructures for Structural Biology, see also this article.
- all PIs are fully integrated into local research initiatives such as the
- teaching contribution to Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry and Biology
- approximately 100 PhD students and postdocs conduct their reseach at the BMRZ
- part of the vibrant Campus Riedberg in Frankfurt am Main
Currently BMRZ has seven independent PI’s and two associated groups, see BMRZ-members.