Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility


Room 208, Molecular Biology Building
Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

Contact: Bruce Fulton
Office: (515) 294-2139
Fax: (515) 294-0453


The Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology here at Iowa State University operates a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy facility. The facility is part of the ISU Instrumentation Facilities for Biotechnology Research and is available to scientists from the university, other academic institutions and industry.

Molecular Biology BuildingWe are located in Room 208 of the Molecular Biology Building on the ISU central campus. The facility specializes in structural/functional studies of biological macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.

Our goal is to maintain a facility with all the technical resources necessary for modern biomolecular NMR. This includes state-of-the-art instrumentation, a broad spectrum of optimized NMR experiments, and computational resources for data processing and interpretation. We will provide NMR data collection and analysis as an analytical service. However, we encourage investigators to interact with the facility on a collaborative basis. To this end we provide extensive training for users as well as other consulting services.

Our instrumentation consists of a Bruker Avance II 700 spectrometer with cryoprobe (installed in June, 2006) and a Bruker Avance 500 spectrometer.