Seminar: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

In this session, Dr Tharin Blumenschein, Head of Natural Sciences and Associate Professor in Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy at the University of East Anglia, will cover Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy: how chemists can use physics to understand biology.

To understand how the cell works, we need to understand how different molecules inside the cells perform their roles: their shape, motions and interactions. An excellent technique to obtain this information is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, as it can give information about individual atoms in a molecule.

This talk will cover the basic physical principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, what information can be obtained using NMR spectroscopy, and how it’s applied to biological molecules. This will be followed by a brief discussion of studying multiple sciences at university.

Slides from the talk can be found here

Follow-up questions linking the talk to A-level sciences can be found here