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Swiss High-field NMR Facility

The Swiss High-field NMR Facility located in Basel and Zurich provides Swiss researchers with cutting-edge technology in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The technology elucidates biological structures and functions at atomic resolution.

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NMR spectroscopy is the only method providing atomic level information on structure and dynamics of biomolecules in aqueous solution, allowing essential conclusions about their biological function.

Elucidating structure and function of complex biomolecules
The instruments at the Swiss High-field NMR Facility can be used to analyze large protein complexes, cellular nano-machines as well as targets of pharmacological interest and thus gain new insights into fundamental biological processes. The technology advances also the development of new therapeutic compounds.

The Swiss High-field NMR Facility is jointly operated by the Universities of Basel and Zurich and ETH Zurich and offers researchers from academia and industry cutting-edge NMR technology. Five high-performance NMR instruments with a field strength of 600 to 900 MHz are available at the Basel site. In Zurich, researchers will have access to the state-of-the-art 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer starting from 2024.

Training and education of structural biologists
In addition to providing the NMR equipment and giving instructions for its use, the facility is also a training and education center for the next generation of structural biologists. This is includes combining high-resolution NMR with several other technologies including crystallography and electron microscopy.