MNMR Center

Welcome to the Minnesota NMR Center!

The MNMR Center is a non-profit organization run through the BMBB Department at the University of Minnesota. It is dedicated to the two-pronged task of serving the NMR-based research needs of the University and providing education in the implementation of NMR techniques to biomedical research. The MNMR Center is committed to providing access to resources, facilitating collaborations between faculty and other UMN scientists, and helping to strengthen proposals for extramural funding. Four major research areas have been identified as strong throughout the University, broadly defined as: Structural Biology, Metabolomics, Small Molecules and Drugs, and Soft and Hard Matter. The mission of the NMR Center is to enhance the research infrastructure available for faculty involved in these disciplines by ensuring access to state-of-the-art for both solution and solid-state NMR. Users outside the University of Minnesota system may have access to all of this instrumentation either via collaboration or with a fee-based agreement. We strongly encourage national and international users!

Gianluigi Veglia, Ph.D.

Director, MNMR Center


Advanced Workshop: Protein Structure Determination

June, 2015

The Minnesota NMR Center offers a “hands on” workshop on structure determination of proteins. Graduate students and postdoctoral associates will familiarize themselves with state-of-the-art multidimensional techniques in solution NMR spectroscopy. They will learn how to set up multidimensional NMR experiments on our spectrometers, interpret protein NMR spectra, calculate the three-dimensional structure using computational methods, and assess the quality of the structures generated. Although not necessary, a basic knowledge of NMR is preferable. Lectures will be given by professors and NMR staff at the University of Minnesota as well as guest speakers from other institutions. To see workshops in 2013 and 2014, click here .


Current Center Staff

For more details, contact NMR staff.

Gianluigi Veglia, Ph.D. - Center Director

Phone: (612) 625-0758
Lab website: Veglia Lab

Youlin Xia, Ph.D. - Structural Biology Manager

Phone (MNMR office): (612) 626-3805
Phone (MNMR Center): (612) 624-8892

Todd Rappe - Metabolomics/Small Mol. Manager

Phone (MNMR office): (612) 625-9147
Phone (MNMR Center): (612) 624-8892

Tata Gopinath, Ph.D. - Solid-State Manager

Phone (MNMR office): (612) 625-2715
Phone (MNMR Center): (612) 624-8892