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Curriculum Vitae

Rasmus Linser was born in Walsrode, Germany, in 1980. He studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He obtained his Diploma in Chemistry in 2006, after his thesis in organic synthesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Lutz F. Tietze. After getting in first touch with biomolecular NMR spectroscopy in lectures held by Prof. Dr. Christian Griesinger, he pursued his PhD thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Bernd Reif at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), Berlin/Humboldt University Berlin until 2010. This work constituted the start of methods development for proton-detected solid-state NMR on proteins. After a stay at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, as a research scientist and conjoint lecturer at the Analytical Centre and School of Chemistry, he joined the group of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner at Harvard Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, in Boston, MA, in 2011. In conjunction with the reputable Discovery Early Career Research Award of the Australian Research Council (ARC), he maintained a dual affiliation with UNSW Sydney and Harvard Medical School, further pursuing research in the group of Dr. Jacqueline Gulbis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) Melbourne.

Portrait Rasmus Linser © AK-Linser​/​TU Dortmund

During this period, his research was expanded by the focus on protein expression and purification, in particular of membrane proteins, and elucidation of protein structure and dynamics using solution NMR. Based on a Liebig fellowship of the Association of the Chemical Industries (VCI), and successively an Emmy Noether fellowship of the German Research Association (DFG), Rasmus Linser moved to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen in 2014 as the group leader for solid-state NMR at the department for NMR-Based Structural Biology. From beginning of 2016, he worded as an associate professor (W2) at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, in Munich, before taking up a position (W3, chair for biomolecular NMR spectroscopy), at the TU Dortmund. In May 2019, the group moved into the new CCB building at TU Dortmund and is now equipped with generous funds and lab space, as well as two high-field (700 and 800 MHz) Bruker spectrometers.

Rasmus Linser is interested in innovative elucidation of structure, dynamics, and function of proteins using solid-state and solution-state NMR spectroscopy, both in the context of NMR methods development as well as application to biological questions.

Short CV

2019 - : Chair for biomolecular NMR spectroscopy (W3) at Technical University Dortmund.
2016 - 2019 : W2 professor for NMR Spectroscopy at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
2014 - 2016: Group leader at the Department of NMR-Based Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen.
2012 - 2014: DECRA researcher, affiliated with School of Chemistry, UNSW Sydney, and Harvard Medical School, Boston.
2011 - 2014: Postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner, Department for Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
2010 - 2011: Research scientist and conjoint lecturer at the Analytical Centre and School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.
2006 - 2010: Doctorate studies with Prof. Dr. Bernd Reif at the Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), Berlin.
2001 - 2006: Studies in chemistry at Uni Göttingen and at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).


2018 -: Member International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS of MPI for molecular physiology).
2018 -: Member Excellence Cluster RESOLV (DFG).
2018 -: Member SFB 1309 (DFG).
2017 -: Member SFB 749 (DFG).
2016 -: Member Center for NanoScience (CeNS).
2016 -: Member Cluster for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM).
September 2015: Felix Bloch Lecture: Award of the GDCh for excellence in NMR spectroscopy.
2015-2016: Michael J. Fox funding.
2015 - : Emmy Noether funding (DFG).
2014 - 2016: Member SFB 803 (DFG).
2014 - 2016: Liebig fellowship (VCI, over 3 years).
2012 - 2014: Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) of the Australian Research Council.
December 2011: Research fellowship of the German Research Association (DFG)
2007 - 2009: Kekulé fellowship for PhD students (VCI, over 2 years).
2001 - 2003: Anniversary fellowship (VCI, over 2 years).

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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