The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility
NMR spectroscopy is used in all areas of natural sciences, ranging from physical applications, through chemical identification and reaction studies, to biological applications, in particular those of structural biology.
NMR is used to elucidate the molecular structure of new molecules and to identify known molecules. High-resolution structures provide information on a wide variety of parameters along the way to obtaining angstrom-resolution structures. Protein-protein, protein-peptide, protein-nucleotide and protein-small molecule interactions can be detected and studied, including those with weak binding coefficients. Relaxation studies can also be performed to determine kinetics and global or localized dynamics.
The NMR laboratory at the Wolfson Centre enables all researchers at the Hebrew University to incorporate NMR methodologies into their research, through collaboration, teaching and consultation.
The Hebrew University houses a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer with four channels and 3D gradients, equipped to perform state-of-the-art experiments, together with all relevant processing and analysis programs.