Biomolecular Quantum Sensing

In recent years, color centers in diamond have been shown to be an outstanding atomic-scale sensor for magnetic fields. With these defects in diamond – more precisely nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers – nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals from a few cubic nanometer sample volumes or even single molecules have been detected. We aim to establish NV-diamond NMR as a tool in chemistry and life sciences by an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of chemistry, physics and biology. 

We are currently funded by the Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft (DFG) within the Emmy Noether program, by the European Research Council with an ERC Starting Grant, by the Munich Excellence Clusters MCQST and E-conversion as well as by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.