World-class research facilities sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and Wolfson Foundation

CHyM researchers using an NMR spectrometer

Undertaking research into hyperpolarisation techniques for NMR and MRI applications

State of the art NMR and MRI instrumentation

Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance

The Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (CHyM) is a joint research centre created by the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Psychology at the University of York. CHyM is associated with the Hull York Medical School, the York Neuroimaging Centre and the Department of Biology.

Research within CHyM focuses on the development and application of hyperpolarisation techniques for use in NMR and MRI.


Researchers unlocking potential for next-generation medical scanning

Researchers have developed a new way to magnetize molecules found naturally in the human body, paving the way for a new generation of low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that would transform our ability to diagnose and treat diseases including cancer, diabetes and dementia.

Posted on 8 January 2018

EPSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Meghan Halse

Dr Meghan Halse has been awarded £210,439 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research on “Lighting up Magnetic Resonance: SABRE optimisation powered by in situ detection”.

Posted on 20 February 2018