Magnetic Resonance by Optics


The group was initiated 2020 by grants from the Danish Research Councils and the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NERD programme), the latter entitled “Intracellular mechanics and diamond based sensing”. The projects aim to develop and explore sensing by nanometer sized diamonds with color center defects, and to perform such sensing inside single cells – initially cells from the immune system. The diamond sensing will be combined with optical trapping methodology, to investigate mechanical characteristics of the single cell cytoplasm.

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy by optical means is one of the sensing opportunities provided by such diamonds with color centers. Our research to develop sensing capabilities of diamonds with color centers is carried out in close collaboration with Alexander Huck and Ulrik Lund Andersen at QPIT, DTU Physics.

Previous work by the group PI has broad focus on biological physics, with optical trapping as one of the major tools. Further details are available on


Kirstine Berg-Sørensen
Groupleader, Associate Professor
DTU Health Tech
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