Teresa Carlomagno

Professor of Structural Chemistry at the Leibniz University Hannover

Associated group leader in NMR-Based Structural Chemistry at the Helmoltz Institute for Infection Research (Braunschweig)

Visiting group leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg)


Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno
Institute of Organic Chemistry/BMWZ, Leibniz University Hannover
Email teresa.carlomagnooci.uni-hannover.de


Teresa Carlomagno started her scientific career at the University of Naples, Italy, where she studied Chemistry. During her Ph.D. studies and her following post-doctoral work at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, she developed NMR methods to study the structure and the dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. During a second post-doctoral period at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA, she matured a strong interest in the mechanisms of intermolecular recognition and function in ribonucleoprotein complexes.

In 2001, she joined the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, and started her own research group. In 2007, she moved to the EMBL in Heidelberg as a group leader in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit. Her research program focuses on two areas: half of the laboratory studies the structural basis for the function of ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes with catalytic activity in RNA metabolism and gene regulation; the other half of the laboratory studies the interaction of small molecules with macromolecular receptors and develops NMR-based methodologies for drug design. Interdisciplinarity and advanced technology are key elements to her vision for structural chemistry.

In 2015 she moved to the Leibniz University of Hannover, as a W3 professor in Structural Chemistry. She is a joined group leader at the HZI in Braunschweig.

Awards and Honors

Chair of the ENC (conference with ca. 1000 participants) in Asilomar, California – April 19-24, 2015

Chair of the EMBO/EMBL Symposium “Molecular Machines: Lessons from integrating structure, biophysics and chemistry” – Heidelberg, Germany – May 18-21, 2014

Richard Ernst Stipendium from the Group of Magnetic Resonance of the GdCH (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker,  German Chemical Society) 1999

Alexander von Humboldt  fellowship, 1997 (award declined in favor of the Marie Curie fellowship)

European Union grant of the „Marie Curie Researcher Training and Mobility Program“, 1997

Grant from the Italian Ministry of University, 1995

EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) fellowship, 1995