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Biomolecular NMR Facility


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) is a powerful technique that can provide information on molecular structure and dynamics at the atomic level. The naturally-occuring 1H isotope is the most sensitive NMR reporter. However, the very large number of 1H nuclei in macromolecules, can make the 1H-NMR spectrum intractable. Fortunately, with the advent of multi-dimensional techniques and methods in molecular biology to incorporate 13C, 15N and 2H in biological macromolecules,Protein Dynamics it has become possible to probe the structure, dynamics and biochemistry of proteins, RNA, DNA, and carbohydrates with NMR. The Vanderbilt Biomolecular NMR center was created as a part of a transinstitutional initiative to develop structural biology on campus.
Click on picture to the right to see our 12min introductory video

Short Description of the Bimolecular NMR Facility at Vanderbilt
Bimolecular NMR Facility at Vanderbilt

Mission Statement

The principal mission of the Biomolecular NMR Facility is to provide instrumentation for, and aid in obtaining data on the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules. The Facility offers state-of-the-art instrumentation, training, software and assistance in designing experiments. We strive to help the Vanderbilt community realize the potential of biomolecular NMR and to work with NMR spectroscopists to stay current with the most recent experimental approaches.

More Information

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900 MHz NMR Spectrometer with CPTCI probe

800 MHz NMR Spectrometer with CPTCI probe

600 MHz NMR Spectrometer with CPTCI probe and SampleJet

600 MHz NMR Spectrometer with CPQCI probe and SampleJet

500 MHz NMR Spectrometer with CPQCI or BBFO probe


The Biomolecular NMR Facility at Vanderbilt received their 900MHz NMR spectrometer on May 7th 2011.

900_delivery     900_installationHuge new magnet to enhance cancer drug discovery efforts (05/12/11),


For more information see the article in the VU Reporter
(click on picture)

Watch a video of the magnet delivery
(click on picture, 15min)




Questions or concerns may be addressed directly to:

Michael P. Stone, Scientific Director or
Markus Voehler, Director of Operations.