A3: Thomas Prisner

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Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
N140 / Erdg. / Raum Nr. 0.16
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Max-von-Laue-Str. 7
60438 Frankfurt am Main,
Phone +49 (0)69 798-29449
Homepage www.prisner.de/

Personal data

Date/Place of birth 09/07/1957 in Waiblingen/Württemberg


1977-1982 Diploma (Physics), University Heidelberg, Germany
1982-1984 Diploma-Thesis at the MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
1984-1988 Ph.D. (Physics), University Dortmund, Germany
1989-1990 Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, Cambridge U.S.A.

Research Experience

1991-1996 Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Free University Berlin, Germany
1997 Professorship (C4) for Physical Chemistry, University Frankfurt

Honors and Awards

2014 Zavoisky Award
2013 Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resoance (ISMAR)
2012- Review Board Member of the German Research Society (DFG)
2011 Bruker Price of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2008 Silver Medal of the International EPR Society
2005 Vice-President of the German Magnetic Resonance Society
2001-2005 Director of the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
1999-2000 Chair of the Department of Chemistry
1997 Phillip-Morris Research Award

Ten most relevant publications (2009-2014)

Schiemann O, Cekan P, Margraf D, Prisner TF & Sigurdsson ST (2009) Relative Orientation of Rigid Nitroxides by PELDOR: Beyond Distance Measurements in Nucleic Acids. Angew. Chemie 121: 3342–3345. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.200805152.
Hellmich UA, Lyubenova S, Kaltenborn E, Doshi R, van Veen HW, Prisner TF & Glaubitz C (2012) Probing the ATP hydrolysis cycle of the ABC multidrug transporter LmrA by pulsed EPR spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134: 5857–62. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja211007t.
Denysenkov VP, Prisner TF, Stubbe J & Bennati M (2006) High-field pulsed electron-electron double resonance spectroscopy to determine the orientation of the tyrosyl radicals in ribonucleotide reductase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 103: 13386–90. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0605851103.
Schiemann O, Piton N, Plackmeyer J, Bode BE, Prisner TF & Engels JW (2007) Spin labeling of oligonucleotides with the nitroxide TPA and use of PELDOR, a pulse EPR method, to measure intramolecular distances. Nat. Protoc. 2: 904–23. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nprot.2007.97.
Endeward B, Butterwick JA, MacKinnon R & Prisner TF (2009) Pulsed electron-electron double-resonance determination of spin-label distances and orientations on the tetrameric potassium ion channel KcsA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131: 15246–50. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja904808n.
Prandolini MJ, Denysenkov VP, Gafurov M, Endeward B & Prisner TF (2009) High-field dynamic nuclear polarization in aqueous solutions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131: 6090–2. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja901496g.
Marko A, Denysenkov V, Margraf D, Cekan P, Schiemann O, Sigurdsson ST & Prisner TF (2011) Conformational flexibility of DNA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133: 13375–9. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja201244u.
Krstić I, Hänsel R, Romainczyk O, Engels JW, Dötsch V & Prisner TF (2011) Long-range distance measurements on nucleic acids in cells by pulsed EPR spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50: 5070–4. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201100886.
Griesinger C, Bennati M, Vieth HM, Luchinat C, Parigi G, Höfer P, Engelke F, Glaser SJ, Denysenkov V & Prisner TF (2012) Dynamic nuclear polarization at high magnetic fields in liquids. Prog. Nucl. Magn. Reson. Spectrosc. 64: 4–28. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnmrs.2011.10.002.
Spindler PE, Glaser SJ, Skinner TE & Prisner TF (2013) Broadband inversion PELDOR spectroscopy with partially adiabatic shaped pulses. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52: 3425–9. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201207777.