The laboratory is equipped with two high resolution NMR spectrometers (400 MHz Bruker Avance III and 700 MHz Bruker Avance).
NMR spectroscopy can be applied to: - structural analysis of organic molecules - structural studies of biomolecules - protein-protein interaction - protein-ligand interaction - study of dynamics of biomolecules - folding/unfolding characterization - nanobiotechnology - metabolomics - food analysis These subjects include scientific areas of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Technology, facilitating the development of multidisciplinary studies.
/ - “Screening via NMR di proteine contenenti poli-Q per la scoperta di agenti terapeutici per le malattie neurodegenerative”. / - “Sviluppo di nuovi agenti anti-Schistosomiasi”.
/ National and International Research Grants (last five years) “Search, characterization and evaluation of the biotechnological potential of enzymes active at low temperature from Antarctic organisms” PID-2011-006.
Chemists quickly realized that NMR had great utility; it allowed them to recognize the detailed structure of a molecule as they synthesized it.
What had started out as a tool for physicists quickly moved into the chemical laboratory.Millions of Americans have had an MRI; it is a useful non-invasive and non-destructive diagnostic tool for imaging soft tissues such as the brain, heart and muscles, and for discovering tumors in many organs.MRI is an application of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), an analytical tool of chemists found in laboratories worldwide.Medical practitioners employ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a multidimensional NMR imaging technique, for diagnostic purposes.In 1945 two groups of physicists, one at Stanford, the other at Harvard, first reported the detection of NMR signals in condensed matter.We review scientific studies where nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) proves an indispensable tool for obtaining detailed molecular level understanding of electrochemical processes for energy storage.Featured advances include in situ NMR analyses where the chemistries within a functioning battery are probed during cell cycling.Other advances in analyzing structure came with the discovery by Herbert Gutowsky, David Mc Call, and Charles Slichter at the University of Illinois of spin-spin coupling, a measure of atomic interactions within a molecule.In 1955 William Dauben at the University of California at Berkeley and Elias Corey at Illinois were the first chemists to use NMR to assign previously unknown molecular structures.Together, NMR and MRI revolutionized the practice of chemistry and medicine by providing fast, non-destructive, and non-invasive means for the observation of matter from the atomic to the macroscopic scale. A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer is the tool of choice for researchers probing chemical structures.NMR is a phenomenon that occurs when the nuclei of some, but not all, atoms in a static magnetic field and are subjected to a second oscillating electromagnetic field in the form of radio frequency radiation, which causes the nucleus to resonate.