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Canada's open access infrastructure for studying biomolecules by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Edmonton Alberta Canada

Exploring what NMR can do for you

Researchers are invited to contact us, subscribe or follow us @NMR_CAN to learn how to access NMR spectrometers and services for studying the three dimensional structures, dynamics and interactions of proteins, biopolymers, biomaterials, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and metabolites.

We offer Canada's national infrastructure for open access to high field NMR spectrometers for applications including structural biology, drug discovery, biotechnology and green chemistry.

Access to interested users of NMR systems and expertise is available to national, CFI-funded open access centres in Edmonton and Montreal, as well as regional centres across the country including Nova Scotia, Toronto and Winnipeg.

We aim to meet the needs of a growing community of scientists looking into the molecular basis of health and disease, agriculture, renewable energy and new materials.

The National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NANUC) is a multi-user facility equipped with Bruker AVANCE NEO 800 and Varian 600 MHz systems supporting biomedical and biotechnology research. NANUC's cryoprobes and a SampleJet robot offer multinuclear detection with the highest sensitivity and throughput using sample volumes of only 30 microlitres. Materials studied include membrane nanodiscs, signaling particles, biofluids, a range of natural and synthetic polymers, biofluids, and compound libraries including metabolites, lipids and drug fragments.

QANUC offers 4 channel Bruker 800 MHz and Varian 500 MHz spectrometers equipped with cryoprobes.

NMR-CAN was initiated by Anthony Mittermaier and Michael Overduin in 2017, we invite other Canadian NMR leaders, facilities and users to join our open access network and welcome you to contact us or to apply for access.


NANUC NMR chamber

NANUC's nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer chamber


NMR-CAN community

NANUC and QANUC are based at the University of Alberta and McGill University. They have offered open access to their NMR spectrometers since 1999 and 2004, and have joined with the other Canadian NMR centres in order to provide open access to NMR systems, expertise and services.

Academic partners include Concordia University, Dalhousie University, TMIC, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto Mississauga and Université de Montréal along with the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Provinces of Alberta and Quebec to support a network of sustainable NMR facilities sharing their expertise and services.

By working in partnership, we are aiming to ensure that any researcher in Canada with an appropriate sample and experimental need can collect NMR data and advice as well as technical support and training.

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