The Swedish NMR Centre is a national research infrastructure located at the University of Gothenburg. We are open to users from Sweden and the rest of the world.
The Foundation Swedish NMR Centre was established in 1991 through a donation of 20 MKr from Reserca (a research-focused affiliated company of the Swedish Tobacco Company) and two NMR spectrometers, 500 MHz and 600 MHz, respectively, were purchased.
Half of the machine time was made available to researchers in the Swedish academia at no charge. In 1995, the industry-related administration of the spectrometers, which by that time had been taken over by Pharmacia, ceased and it became necessary to transfer the national centre to a university.
Following a donation from the Hasselblad foundation (20 MKr), the Hasselblad laboratory was erected at the University of Gothenburg. Furthermore, a donation from the Wallenberg foundation (25 MKr) made it possible to upgrade and increase the equipment at the NMR centre with three additional spectrometers, 500 MHz, 600 MHz and 800 MHz.
The activities at the Swedish NMR centre at University of Gothenburg started in 1997 and half of the spectrometer time was made available to non-local users.
When the Swedish NMR Centre moved to University of Gothenburg, the existing positions were transferred along with it, and in addition, the Faculty of Science and the Sahlgrenska Academy, respectively, decided to establish two professorial chairs related to NMR. In the year 2002, the Wallenberg foundation donated another 30 MKr, and together with a funding of ca 15 MKr from University of Gothenburg, 2 MKr from Chalmers and 1 MKr from the Hasselblad foundation, one of the first 900 MHz spectrometers, with an accessory cryoprobe, was purchased.