Biomedical and chemical research at six upstate colleges and universities will get a boost thanks to the acquisition of a highly sophisticated instrument that will provide researchers with the ability to look at complex molecular biological structures.
The acquisition of the spectrometer will fill a void in the region's research landscape. This instrument will be the only one of its kind in Central and
The acquisition will expand the existing capabilities beyond the 600 MHz NMR spectrometer that is currently housed at ESF's NMR laboratory.
"It speaks volumes about the power of a system when this grant was led by SUNY Upstate, the equipment will be housed at ESF, and its use will be open to scientists from across Central and
"This announcement today reflects the power of scientific collaboration," said Upstate Medical David R.
"Structural analysis of natural and synthetic compounds is very important in the research being conducted by our faculty at ESF and our partnering institutions, said ESF President
The grant's principal investigator said the new research instrument changes the region's research outlook. "The lack of ready access to an ultra-high field NMR spectrometer has put us at a disadvantage," said
"For example, due to the much higher sensitivity of this new spectrometer, data collection will be reduced from several days to fractions of a day, depending on the experiment," Wilkens said, "and there are some experiments that we cannot even do on the 600MHz. This new spectrometer will save us time and money."
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