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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry


The Department has conducted a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff. In order to accommodate these new measures, our facilities will be operating revised services for the foreseeable future. Details of current arrangements and available services can be found here.


Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is unique because it enables the investigation of biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and other biopolymers at atomic resolution under near-native conditions. The beauty of the technique lies in its versatility; unlike other structural techniques the sample conditions can be adapted to the biological system. NMR can therefore be used to answer an enormous range of biological questions relating to structures, dynamics, allostery, molecular interactions (including weak interactions) and small molecule screening.

The NMR Facility has core strengths in all areas of peptide, protein, nucleic acid and carbohydrate NMR, and staff will help users with all aspects of experimental design, data acquisition, processing and interpretation. The NMR Facility was funded by the BBSRC and the Wellcome Trust and includes three systems, operating at 500, 600 and 800 MHz 1H frequency, all equipped with state-of-the-art cryoprobes.

Contact Details

Facility Manager: 

+44 (0)1223 766149

Technical Support: 

+44 (0)1223 333685


Rooms 00.09-00.10
Department of Biochemistry
Sanger Building
Old Addenbrooke's Site
Tennis Court Road

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 08:30-17:00

Friday: 08:30-16:00