Submitted by amjjbonvin on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 10:02
NWO has funded the application for a powerful NMR spectrometer to be housed in the NMR centre at Leiden University. The total investment is 3 million euros, with support from both NWO and Leiden University. The spectrometer will be the heart of a Facility for Paramagnetic NMR. This facility will offer not only access to the spectrometer but also help in the design of paramagnetic compounds, probes and proteins.
Submitted by amjjbonvin on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:48
The programme ‘uNMR-NL’, a project to setup a 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer for chemical research in the Netherlands has received 18,5 million euro from NWO to be established as a large-scale research facility. The annoucement was made by State Secretary Zijlstra of OCW and Jos Engelen, chairman of NWO, this afternoon (March 2nd, 2012) in Utrecht.
A roadmap is presented for the investments in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy in the Netherlands. NMR spectroscopy is a versatile technique that is employed in diverse scientific areas, including life science, material science and medicine. The technique also has a wide range of medical and industrial applications, for example as medical diagnostic tool, in the food industry and in industrial quality control.
NMR spectroscopy traditionally has been a scientific stronghold in the Netherlands, with well-recognized, excellent research groups active in all the above-mentioned research areas. This position was bolstered in the past by the long tradition of support for the Dutch NMR infrastructure, both for NMR spectrometers and support staff. New technical developments enable a next step in NMR technology, promising exciting new applications. In the Netherlands investments in the NMR infrastructure are required to remain at the international forefront.
The proposal calls for an investment of 85-90 million euros over a fifteen year period. This investment will maintain the Dutch NMR infrastructure at the highest level and allow the traditionally strong Dutch NMR community to keep its renowned position and continue to develop and apply the technique for innovative solutions benefitting society. Therefore, the proposed investment will stimulate the development of a Dutch knowledge-based economy, and contribute to addressing major outstanding challenges in areas such as health & life science, chemistry and sustainability.