The NMR Centre is a multi-user facility for biomedical nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) which was established by the MRC in 1979. It is located at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in North London, and has excellent and well-supported facilities for liquid-state NMR studies of biological macromolecules. The Centre's facilities consist of four spectrometers, one operating at 800 MHz, one at 700 MHz, and two at 600 MHz. The 800 and 700 MHz spectrometers and one of the 600 MHz spectrometers are equipped with cryogenically cooled probes.
Users of the Centre come from NIMR and from universities, colleges and research institutes from all over the UK. The Centre plays an important role in training scientists and PhD students in advanced NMR methods.
The location of the Centre within the multidisciplinary Structural Biology environment at NIMR results in significant and mutual benefits for all users of the Centre.
The Centre has very recently been awarded funding to add a 950 MHz spectrometer to its facilities. This instrument will be a major benefit to the UK NMR community. Delivery is expected at the end of 2013. In addition, funding has been obtained to update the console and cryoprobe of the existing 800 MHz spectrometer, and this will take place in mid-2013.