The NMR Facility at UCIBIO (FCT NOVA and UPORTO) is integrated in the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR). PTNMR is a distributed National Research Infrastructure that integrates the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures. PTNMR provides coordinated access to a national platform of equipment, resources, services and skills in NMR for participating institutions and the scientific community, from both national and international R&D industry and academia. The main goal is the maintenance of a single platform that supports the technical integration, sharing of resources and a combined management of the national NMR infrastructure, enabling access to modern and fully operational NMR spectrometers and support of R&D initiatives. The NMR facility of UCIBIO-FCT NOVA, hosted in the Chemistry Department, pioneered in Portugal in the use of NMR for the determination of protein structures. Currently, we still support many research projects focused on the determination of protein structure and dynamics but most of the research being conducted is related to the study of molecular interactions and molecular recognition in a wide range of chemical and biochemical systems. The facility is also strongly committed to providing NMR routine services to support in-house synthesis and chemical (bio)engineering research groups. The NMR facility of UCIBIO- UPORTO is part of the Structural Analysis Laboratory of the University of Porto Materials Center (CEMUP). The three spectrometers available provide NMR routine services to support in-house researchers, graduate and post-graduate students as well as external users.

 

Equipment

 

UCIBIO - FCT NOVA

  • Magnet: Bruker Avance II+ 600 14.1 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 600 MHz
  • Console: 4-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance II+ Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient Temperature controlled BCU-05
  • NMR probes: Cryoprobe TCI (1 H, 13C, 15N); 5 mm QNP ( 1 H, 19F, 13C, 31P)
  • Magnet: Bruker Avance II+ 400 9.4 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: 3-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance II+ Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient HR-MAS control unit Temperature controlled BCU-xtreme
  • NMR probes: 5 mm TXI (1 H, 13C, 15N); 4 mm HR-MAS ( 1 H, 13C, 15N)
  • Magnet: Bruker AvanceIII 400 9.4 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: Nanobay, 2-channel digital Automatic sampler NMR case
  • NMR probes: 5 mm QNP (1 H, 19F, 13C, 31P)

 

UCIBIO - UPORTO

  • Magnet: Bruker Ascend 600 14.1 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 600 MHz
  • Console: 3-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance III Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient,Temperature controlled BCU-Xtreme, with automatic sampler Sample Express
  • NMR probes: 5 mm TCI Prodigy BBO; 5 mm TXI (1 H, 13C, 15N)
  • Magnet: Bruker AvanceIII 400 9.4 T, Ultrashielded 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: Avance III 3-channel digital Gradient: GRASP IIP Temperature controlled BCU-Xtreme
  • Magnet: Bruker Ascend II+ 400 9.4 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: 3-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance II+ Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient HR-MAS control unit Temperature controlled BCU-xtreme
  • NMR probes: 5 mm broad band BB-1H-D 5 mm inverse detected triple resonance 1H-BB-D 5 mm dual DUAL

 

Responsible UCIBIO - FCT NOVA

Eurico J Cabrita

PhD in Organic Chemistry, 1994, FCT NOVA

Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, 2016, FCT NOVA

Assistant Professor, FCT NOVA

Coordinator of the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR)

 

Staff

  • Ana Teresa Lopes (Lab Technician)
  • Jorge Dias (Post-Doc)

 

Funding

  • Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia RECI/BBB/BQB/0230/2012

 

Responsible UCIBIO - UPORTO

Maria Conceição Rangel

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, 1989, UPorto

Habilitation in Biomedical Sciences, 2011, UPorto

Associate Professor, ICBAS UPorto

 

Staff

  • Mariana Andrade (Lab Technician)

 

Funding

  • Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

 

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