Capabilities and Mission
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy provides information on molecular structure and dynamics at atomic level resolution. The UVa Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Facility facilitates and promotes research which utilizes NMR spectroscopy to examine biologically important molecules. Assistance is available for all who wish to use NMR spectroscopy. Several laboratories at UVa have used the Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Facility to solve research problems. They are listed in the People section of this site. The lab manager, Jeff Ellena, has 30 years of experience with application of NMR to scientific research.
The Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Facility is available to all investigators at the University of Virginia and has six NMR spectrometers.
They all execute experiments typically used for structure elucidation and dynamics characterization of both small and large (ie. protein) molecules in solution.
The Bruker Avance III 600 has an automatic sample changer which can handle up to 480 samples.
All spectrometers are connected to the internet and most can be run remotely.
Data can be readily transferred for remote processing and the campus has a site license for Mestrenova NMR data processing and visualization software.
Advice on all aspects of solution NMR spectroscopy is available from the facility manager, Jeff Ellena.