On November 23, 2017, the new 600 MHz NMR spectrometer at Department of Chemistry was inaugurated. The event consisted of a series of talks by Tarja R. Kvalheim, Olav M. Kvalheim, and the invited speaksers Eriks Kupce and Tone Frost Bathen at Realfagsbyggeet. Following the talks, the spectrometer was officially inaugurated with ribbon cutting by Rector Dag Rune Olsen and refreshments in the NNP building.
This event took place on the 4th of May 2016 and celebrated the culmination of a process that started in 2010 with the goal of establishing a National Norwegian NMR Platform (NNP) which would provide support for a wide variety of NMR-related sciences in Norway. The UiO with its eight superconducting magnets is one of the NNP nodes. NNP is funded by the Research Council of Norway and led to the installation of both a new Avance HDIII 400MHz and a new Avance HDIII Ascend 800MHz at UiO.
The Norwegian NMR platform (NNP) was officially launched on the 16th of June 2016 in Bergen. The event was chaired by Manager Jarl Underhaug at Vilvite. Vice-Rector Anne Lise Fimreite and Vice-dean Eyvind Rødahl from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry gave some introduction words as well. Additionally, several national and international speakers participated on the event: Professor Angela Gronenborn, from the University of Pittsburgh; Professor Stefano Ciurli, from the University of Bologna; Reiner Kümmerle, President of Bruker BioSpin; Professor Bjørn Pedersen from University of Oslo; and Professor Finn Aachmann from NTNU Trondheim. They covered several aspects showing the great capabilities that NNP will offer to both modern research and industry.
The NT-NMR center at NTNU, which is one of the nodes of NNP, was recently renovated and its opening took place on the 10th of December 2015. The event was presented by Prof. Finn L. Aachmann, and Dean Anne Borg opened the center. Additionally, several invited speakers participated on the event, such as Prof. Norbert Muller from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria; Prof. Hideo Iwai from the University of Helsinki, Finland; Prof. Christopher Owen Miles from the University of Oslo, Norway; and Dr. Manfred Spraul from Bruker Biospin, Germany. They covered different topics within NMR spectroscopy, providing inspiration for what the new equipment may be used for.
The NT-NMR at NTNU is one of the key nodes of the NNP and houses four NMR spectrometers, including the Bruker Ascend HDIII 800 MHz instrument.
The 850 MHz at UiB was installed in April 2016. The spectrometer was brought on field without any difficulties.