With investment funding of £3.5 million, the York Centre for Magnetic Resonance is a unique, well-equipped facility for the study of chemical and biological systems using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. 

It offers exciting opportunities for industry and external collaborators.

State-of-the-art excellence

Based in the University of York’s Department of Chemistry, the Centre offers an excellent array of state-of-the-art instruments including:

  • 700, 600 (wide bore), two 500, two 400 and a 300MHz spectrometer
  • 400 MHz solid state magic angle spinning spectrometer
  • a Hypersense Dynamic Nuclear Polarizer – boosting weak NMR signals

Strong collaborative links

The Centre fosters and enables strong collaborative links with the York Neuroimaging Centre and Department of Biology, applying magnetic resonance techniques at scales from molecules in solution, all the way through to observations in human patients.

Capabilities include:

  • multinuclear NMR spectroscopy of small molecules
  • protein structure determination
  • laser photochemistry within the NMR probe
  • imaging
  • dynamic nuclear polarisation (DNP)

Supporting cross-departmental research projects in structural biology, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and especially the development of novel NMR methods, the Centre offers analytical services, problem-solving and method development to industry.

Expert staff can assist with experimental design, sample preparation and interpretation of results.