DTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne Frejberg

The NMR Center DTU is official inaugurated

Friday 16 Dec 16
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by Charlotte Malassé
Building 212, which now houses DTU’s new centre for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), is now officially open! The inauguration attracted researchers, students, collaborators and others from the NMR environment from both academia and industry to DTU Chemistry, where the inauguration was celebrated with a scientific symposium and reception.

DTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne FrejbergDTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne Frejberg

Head of the NMR Center DTU, Associate Professor Charlotte H. Gotfredsen, DTU Chemistry, initiated the day's scientific symposium where leading NMR scientists held some interesting talks:

R. Thomas Williamson, Director NMR Lead at Merck, New Jersey, USA  (#MSDBewell): Unequivocal Definition of Small Molecule Structure Without a Crystal

Professor Thomas Peters, Department of Chemistry, University of Lübeck: NMR Experiments into Sweet Binding

Rainer Kümmerle, PhD, Managing Director Bruker Biospin AG, Fällanden, Switzerland: Pushing the limits for NMR in small molecules to biological applications with state-of-the-art CryoProbe technology at high magnetic fields

DTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne FrejbergDTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne Frejberg

The Inauguration of the NMR Center DTU: The Symposium and reception were held in building 208 at DTU.

DTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne FrejbergDTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne Frejberg

Head of Department of Chemistry, Professor Erling H. Stenby, welcomed everybody to the inauguration of the NMR Center DTU, hosted by DTU Chemistry. With this new infrastructure DTU Chemistry can bring NMR research at DTU in front.

NMR spectroscopy is one of the most important techniques to study organic molecules, and has therefore been chosen to be a strategic focus at DTU.

"NMR spectroscopy has always been strong at DTU Chemistry. We have now reached a point where we can contribute significantly to the development of chemistry and biotechnology at DTU," explained Head of the NMR Center, Associate Professor Charlotte H. Gotfredsen, Department of Chemistry.

"The NMR Center DTU will function both as an infrastructure, but also as a hub of knowledge with equipment for advanced research and use of NMR spectroscopy in many projects, both at DTU and in cooperation with other universities and companies".

DTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne Frejberg

The official speakers and contributers:

Head of Department Erling Stenby, DTU Chemistry - Professor, Head of Section Jens Ø. Duus, DTU Chemistry - Research Director Birgitte Skadhauge, Carlsberg Group - Dean of Research Katrine Krogh Andersen, DTU - Head of NMR Center DTU, Associate Professor Charlotte Held Gotfredsen, DTU Chemistry - Director Lars Hansen, Villum Foundation


DTU Chemistry - NMR Inauguration 2016 - foto: Anne Frejberg

This is it! The VILLUM FONDEN made available a grant of DKK 16 million for a new generation of NMR spectrometers at DTU Chemistry. The two new instruments, together with the existing unit that was previously donated by Carlsberg, have now been housed in a separate facility Building 212: NMR Center—DTU. is now open www.nmr.dtu.dk






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