Successful Installation of World’s First 1.2 GHz NMR System Enables Novel Functional Structural Biology Research
On May 4, 2020, Bruker Corporation announced the successful installation and customer acceptance of the world’s first Avance™ NEO 1.2 GHz NMR system at the CERM of the University of Florence. CERM is an Italian centre of the European research infrastructure in structural biology Instruct-ERIC. This new 1.2 GHz NMR system will enable CERM to perform novel research in functional structural biology of proteins and protein complexes. Ultra-high field (UHF) NMR is unique in its capabilities to study “difficult” protein systems and biological questions. These include the high-resolution structural and dynamic characterization of proteins, and their interactions in human living cells near physiological conditions. GHz-class NMR also enables improved research on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). More details and potential applications overview can be found in a study Biomolecular NMR at 1.2 GHz by Lucia Banci & Claudio Luchinat and co-workers.
CMS BIOCEV Newsletter
Heads of BIOCEV CIISB core facilities have summarised recent technological upgrades of their laboratories and presented them as CMS newsletter. The overview of recent updates is available here.
Research scientist for the Centre of Molecular Structure - Biophysical methods facility
Biophysical Methods facility of BIOCEV is looking for a research scientist specialised in biophysical techniques and/or spectroscopic techniques.
Instruct-ERIC is hiring a Director to join the Instruct Hub
The Integrated Structural Biology - European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Instruct-ERIC), a pan-European distributed infrastructure whose principal task is to support excellent science that integrates an understanding of biological structure with cellular function, seeks to recruit a director.
Two on-line Magnetic Resonance Courses
Ilja Kuprov and Marcel Utz from University of Southampton made entire Undergraduate Magnetic Resonance module available online: 20 hours of video and 100+ pages of handouts.