Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an analytical technique that uses a high magnetic field in combination with RF radiofrequencies to study molecules on the atomic scale. At the Department of Biochemistry a Bruker Avance III 700 MHz spectrometer with a cryogenic probe is housed at the 4th floor of Universiteitssingel 50, dedicated to run advanced 3D NMR on proteins and peptides in solution. However, the spectrometer is also suitable for structure elucidation of organic compounds, and for the study of e.g. metabolites in complex blood or urine samples. The big advantage of NMR, as opposed to other spectroscopic techniques, is that NMR spectroscopy uses a non-destructive detection method, samples can be re-used later on.
Supervisor NMR related research: Dr Hans Ippel
Technical assistance by IDEE (Simon Biermans & Mark Donners) on ordering and helping with filling liquid helium and for maintenance of the electrical and watercooling support systems. Basic yearly service support is done by Bruker Biospin.