Research at the PTC Institute concerns the investigation of the microkinetics, molecular dynamics and structure of biomolecules and model systems.
Research topics focus on the investigation of chemical, biochemical and biophysical processes in complex environments, described at a molecular level. To this end, a variety of methods from modern physics, chemistry and biochemistry are combined in an interdisciplinary setting. Some emphasis is placed on the development of new spectroscopic and theoretical techniques that allow one to characterize complex systems and the underlying fundamental processes with increasing precision.
The PTC Institute currently hosts the following research groups:
AK Prisner: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy
AK Wachtveitl: Time Resolved Molecular Spectroscopy
AK Burghardt: Theoretical Chemistry of Complex Systems
AK Heilemann: Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy
AK Corzilius: Solid-State Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (Emmy Noether fellow)
AK Morgner: Non-Covalent Mass Spectrometry (Junior Professor)