Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a versatile tool that provides information on structures and dynamics of various biological and synthetic molecules at an atomic level. The SCSB NMR Laboratory is located in its own two-story building ( NMR Dockside Building ) on the UTMB campus at Galveston. Currently, the following three high-field NMR spectrometers are available at the facility:
These instruments are capable of various multi-dimensional heteronuclear 1H ⁄ 2H ⁄ 13C ⁄ 15N ⁄ 31P NMR experiments. For stability of power supply, high-capacity UPS units protect the NMR spectrometers. A Cryomech LHeP22 helium recovery system recovers helium gas from the three NMR magnets and liquefies it for reuse, which reduces operating costs for the NMR equipment.
Major applications of NMR to biomedical research include (but not limited to):
The SCSB NMR Laboratory offers instrumentation, training, collaboration and assistance in designing NMR experiments. The 800 MHz NMR spectrometer is a shared resource of the Gulf Coast Consortia .
The basics of NMR Overview of NMR
These programs were developed at UTMB by Prof. Junji Iwahara's group:
Iwahara Group Software
For more information please contact the SCSBMB NMR manager.
Manager: Tianzhi Wang, PhD
Tel: (409) 747-6821
New users and current users who have new research projects and/or new grants are asked to please complete the Usage form:
The authors acknowledge the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for providing research resources.
The authors acknowledge the W. M. Keck Foundation and the John S. Dunn Research Foundation for the funding for the 800 MHz NMR spectrometer.