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Name:Morten Bjerring
Profession:Post doc
Work address: Laboratory for Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy
Department of Chemistry
University of Aarhus
Langelandsgade 140, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Home address: Ivar Huitfeldts Gade 9, 3.
DK-8200 Århus N
8610 8180 or 6082 8180
Office: Room 512-214
Office phone: +45 8942 3869
Dept. duties:


Pulse sequence development and applications of these in biological solid state NMR

Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name:Morten Bjerring
Date of Birth:August 28, 1974
Marital status:Not married


1991-1994:High school
1996-2002:M. Sc. in Chemistry and Mathematics
2002-2005:Ph.D., Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, University of Aarhus


2001-2003:Part A NF Ph.D. stipend
2003-2005:Part B NF Ph.D. stipend
2005-:Post doc, Laboratory for Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy, University of Aarhus

Academic work

2000-:Teaching assistant (Departments of Mathematics and Chemistry)


Publications in Reviewed Journals

  1. J.M. Vinther, A.B. Nielsen, M. Bjerring, E. van Eck, A. Kentgens, N. Khaneja, N.C. Nielsen, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 214202-214202 (2012).
    Refocused continuous-wave decoupling: A new approach to heteronuclear dipolar decoupling in solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  2. N.V. Kulminskaya, M.Ø. Pedersen, M. Bjerring, J. Underhaug, M. Miller, N.-U. Frigaard, J.T. Nielsen, and N.C. Nielsen, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed 51, 6891-6895 (2012).
    In situ solid-state NMR of protein complexes in heterogeneous biological membranes: The baseplate antenna-complex of Chlorobaculum tepidum
  3. E. Bundgaard, O. Hagemann, M. Bjerring, N.C. Nielsen, J. Andreasen, B. Andreasen, and F.C. Krebs, Macromolecules 45, 3644-3646 (2012).
    Removal of Solubilizing Side Chains at Low Temperature: A New Route to Native Poly(thiophene)
  4. M. Andreasen, S. Nielsen, T. Mittag, M. Bjerring, J.T. Nielsen, S. Zhang, E.H. Nielsen, M. Jeppesen, G. Christiansen, M. Dong, N.C. Nielsen, T. Skrydstrup, and D. Otzen, Biophys. Biochem. Acta 1824, 274-285 (2012).
    Modulation of Fibrillation of hIAPP Core Fragments by Chemical Modification of the Peptide Backbone
  5. S. Jain, M. Bjerring, and N.C. Nielsen, Journal of Phycical Chemistry Letters 3, 703-708 (2012).
    Efficient and Robust Heteronuclear Cross-Polarization for High-Speed-Spinning Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
  6. M. Bjerring, B. Paaske, H. Oschkinat, U. Akbey, and N.C. Nielsen, J. Magn. Reson. 214, 324-328 (2012).
    Rapid Solid-State NMR of Deuterated Proteins by Interleaved Cross-polarization from 1H and 2H nuclei
  7. N.M. Loening, M. Bjerring, N.C. Nielsen, and H. Oschkinat, J. Magn. Reson. 214, 81-90 (2012).
    A Comparison of NCO and NCA Transfer Methods for Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
  8. D. Wei, U. Akbey, B. Paaske, H. Oschkinat, B. Reif, M. Bjerring, and N.C. Nielsen, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 1289-1294 (2011).
    Optimal 2H Rf Pulses and 2H-13C Cross-Polarization Methods for Solid-State 2H MAS NMR of Perdeuterated Proteins
  9. M. Helgesen, M. Bjerring, N. C. Nielsen, and F. Krebs, Chemistry of Materials 22, 5617-5624 (2010).
    Influence of the Annealing Temperature on the Photovoltaic Performance and Film Morphology Applying Novel Thermocleavable Materials
  10. M. Bjerring, A.B. Nielsen, Z. Tosner, N.C. Nielsen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 494, 326-330 (2010).
    Broadband heteronuclear dipolar recoupling without 1H decoupling in solid-state NMR using simple cross-polarization methods
  11. A.B. Nielsen, L.A. Straasø, A.J. Nieuwkoop, C.M. Rienstra, M. Bjerring, N.C. Nielsen, J. Phys. Chem. Lett 1, 1952-1956 (2010).
    Broadband Heteronuclear Solid-State NMR Experiments by Exponentially Modulated Dipolar Recoupling without Decoupling
  12. M. Jensen, M. Bjerring, N.C. Nielsen, W. Nerdal, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 15, 213-223 (2010).
    Cisplatin interaction with phosphatidylserine bilayer studied by solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  13. L. A. Straasø, M. Bjerring, N. Khaneja, and N. C. Nielsen, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 225103-1-225103-14 (2009).
    Multiple-oscillating-field techniques for accurate distance measurements by solid-state NMR
  14. A.B. Nielsen, M. Bjerring, J.T. Nielsen, N.C. Nielsen, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 025101-1-025101-11 (2009).
    Symmetry-based dipolar recoupling by optimum control: Band selective experiments for assignment of solid-state NMR spectra of proteins
  15. J. T. Nielsen, M. Bjerring, M. D. Jeppesen, R. O. Pedersen, J. M. Pedersen, K. L. Hein, T. Vosegaard, T. Skrydstrup, D. E. Otzen, and N. C. Nielsen, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 48, 2118-2121 (2009).
    Unique identification of supramolecular structures in amyloid fibrils by solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  16. O. Hageman, M. Bjerring, N.C. Nielsen, F.C. Krebs, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 92, 1327-1335 (2008).
    All solution processed tandem polymer solar cells based on thermocleavable materials
  17. M. Bjerring, J.S. Nielsen, A. Siu, N.C. Nielsen, F.C. Krebs, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 92, 772-784 (2008).
    An explanation for the high stability of polycarboxythiophenes in photovoltaic devices - A by solid-state NMR dipolar recoupling study
  18. J. Ø. Hansen, C. Kehlet, M. Bjerring, T. Vosegaard, S. J. Glaser, N. Khaneja, and N. C. Nielsen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 447, 154-161 (2007).
    Optimal control based design of composite dipolar recoupling experiments by analogy to single-spin inversion pulses
  19. C. Kehlet, M. Bjerring, A.C. Sivertsen, T. Kristensen, J.J. Enghild, S.J. Glaser, N. Khaneja, N.C. Nielsen , J. Magn. Reson. 188, 216-230 (2007).
    Optimal control based NCO and NCA experiments for spectral assignment in biological solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  20. M. Bjerring, J.S. Nielsen, N.C. Nielsen, F.C. Krebs, Macromolecules 40, 6012-6013 (2007).
    Polythiophene by solution processing
  21. A.C. Sivertsen, M. Gasior, M. Bjerring, S.U. Hansen, O.L. Lopez, N.C. Nielsen, M. Bols, European Journal of Organic Chemistry 11, 1735-1742 (2007).
    Active Site Protonation of 1-Azafagomine in Glucosidases Studied by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
  22. A.C. Sivertsen, M. Bjerring, C.T. Kehlet, T. Vosegaard, N.C. Nielsen, Annu. Rep. NMR Spectrosc. 54, 243-293 (2005).
    Numerical Simulations in Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
  23. C.T. Kehlet, A.C. Sivertsen, M. Bjerring, T.O. Reiss, N. Khaneja, S.J. Glaser, N.C. Nielsen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 10202-10203 (2004).
    Improving Solid-State NMR Dipolar Recoupling by Optimal Control
  24. M. Bjerring, T. Vosegaard, A. Malmendal, and N. C. Nielsen, Concepts Magn. Reson. 18A, 111-129 (2003).
    Methodological Development of Solid-State NMR for Characterization of Membrane Proteins
  25. M. Bjerring, J.T. Rasmussen, R.S. Krogshave, and N.C. Nielsen, J. Chem. Phys. 119, 8916-8926 (2003).
    Heteronuclear coherence transfer in solid-state NMR using a gamma-encoded transferred echo experiment
  26. M. Bjerring and N. C. Nielsen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 370, 496-503 (2003).
    Solid-state NMR heteronuclear dipolar recoupling using off-resonance symmetry-based pulse sequences
  27. M. Bjerring and N.C. Nielsen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 382, 671-678 (2003).
    Solid-state NMR heteronuclear coherence transfer using phase and amplitude modulated rf irradiation at the Hartmann-Hahn sideband conditions

Seminar presentations

  1. Morten Bjerring,
    24th Danish NMR Discussion Group Meeting, Vejle (2003).
    "Design of Pulse Sequences for Heteronuclear Dipolar Recoupling in Biological Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy"
  2. Morten Bjerring,
    28th Danish NMR Discussion Group Meeting, Korsør (2007).
    "Multidimensional Solid-State NMR on Proteins"
  3. Morten Bjerring,
    7th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, Chamonix, France (2011).
    "Improved 2H rf Pulse Performance and 2H-13C Cross Polarization Methods"
  4. Morten Bjerring,
    33rd Danish NMR Meeting, Aarhus, Denmark (2012).
    "Improved 2H pulse performance and 2H-13C cross polarization in solid-state NMR spectroscopy"

Poster presentations

  1. Morten Bjerring and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    16th European Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Prague (2002).
    "Dipolar Recoupling using Off-Resonance Symmetry-Based Pulse Sequences"
  2. Morten Bjerring and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    45th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Asilomar, CA, USA (2004).
    "Heteronuclear Dipolar Recoupling in Biological Solid-State NMR: Applications of g-encoded Pulse Schemes for Coherence Transfer and Measurement of Dipolar Couplings"
  3. Morten Bjerring and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    Euromar, EENC 2005, Veldhoven, The Netherlands (2005).
    "Symmetry-Based Homonuclear Dipolar Recoupling using low RF fields"
  4. Morten Bjerring, Jonas Ø Hansen, Cindie Kehlet, Thomas Vosegaard, Steffen J Glaser, Navin Khaneja and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    48th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, USA (2007).
    "Composite Dipolar Recoupling Sequences for improved Solid-State NMR 15N-13C Coherence Transfer Developed using Optimal Control Theory"
  5. Morten Bjerring, Cindie Kehlet, Jakob T. Nielsen, Anders Bodholt, Navin Khaneja and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    XXIIIth International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, San Diego, CA, USA (2008).
    "Applications of Optimal Control Based Pulse Sequences in Solid-State NMR of Microcrystalline and Fibril Samples"
  6. Morten Bjerring, Anders Bodholt Nielsen, Zdenek Tosner and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    XXIVth International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, Cairns, Australia (2010).
    "Heteronuclear dipolar recoupling in biological solid-state NMR without simultaneous 1H decoupling"
  7. Morten Bjerring, Berit Paaske, Ümit Akbey, Bernd Reif, Hartmut Oschkinat and Niels Chr. Nielsen,
    3rd EU/CCPN Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (2011).
    "Improved 2H rf pulse performance and 2H-13C cross polarization combined with multiple acqusition methods in solid-state NMR"
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