The Bio-molecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory Network is a distributed ICTS in health sciences field. It is devoted to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. NMR spectroscopy is the most versatile analytical technique to study molecules at atomic resolution. This technique also provides broad information beyond the structural biology main objective, such as protonation states and molecular dynamics at atomic level. NMR spectroscopy offers unique capabilities for drugs development and production, functional proteomics and metabolomics.
This ICTS is composed of the Barcelona University NMR Laboratory (LRB), Manuel Rico NMR Laboratory (LMR) and Euskadi NMR Laboratory (LRE).
The Manuel Rico NMR laboratory is located in the Rocasolano Institute of Physical Chemistry (IFQR) of the CSIC. It started its activity in 1964 when it acquired its first NMR spectrometer and has continued in operation without interruption until today. Its main field of activity is structural biology focusing especially on the interactions between chemistry and biology. The Laboratory benefits from being located in the CSIC IFQR, so it remains in close collaboration with research groups on the structure and dynamics of proteins and nucleic acids. It is equipped with advanced instrumentation in the field of structural biology. The work performed in training and support on NMR techniques for the Spanish scientific community in both public and private sectors is noteworthy.