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Wageningen Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (WNMRC)
Hosting Legal Entity
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Dreijenlaan 3, Wageningen, PO: 6703 (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1992
Scientific Description
Wageningen Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (WNMRC) is a core resource whose mission is to make state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance instruments and methods available to researchers, providing a venue for them to pursue their projects and develop their experience in NMR methods.

RI Keywords
Environmental sciences, Biology, Food sciences, Magnetic resonance imaging, Soil sciences, Electron spin resonance (ESR), Biotechnology and (bio)physics., Nuclear magnetic resonance, Agriculture
RI Category
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Data Processing

In the fields of Agriculture, Food and Biology.

Access to Databases
Interpretation of Data

Such as data from image processing, molecular dynamics, and molecular modelling calculations.

Access to and Training on the NMR, MRI and ESR Spectrometers

For applications in Agriculture, Food and Biology.

9.4 T wide bore NMR spectrometer

This system is used for analytical NMR, multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy for molecular structure elucidation, and non-targeted screening of bio-fluids.

7 T wide bore NMR spectrometer

This NMR spectrometer is dedicated for in vivo NMR spectroscopy, metabolic studies of living organisms, solid state NMR, and magic-angle-spinning NMR. The system has been extended with an 10 T/m gradient set for diffusion ordered spectroscopy (DOSY) and q-space imaging. The latter is used to quantify (bio)porous structures and food systems.

11.7 T high-resolution NMR spectrometer

Multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy for high resolution molecular structure elucidation.

X-band CW-ESR spectrometer

CW-ESR uses free radicals as an external probe to study for example various aspects of longevity in seeds. These measurements can be combined with (MAS)NMR and MRI studies to study e.g. lipid oxidation, redox state by spin label reduction, membrane phase characteristics.

3 T, 70 cm vertical bore MRI system (3T-MRI)

The 3T-MRI is equipped with different gradient insert systems for gradients up to 1 T/m, for in vivo study of intact plants under well-controlled environmental conditions in a mini-phytotron, as well as small-scale (bio)reactors, (bio)catalysis systems, porous media (e.g. soils, rocks), low water/low mobility food systems; both fluid, solid and gas phase can be detected. The vertical bore of 3T-MRI makes this system specially suited for the study of plants, small trees and (bio)reactors.

0.7 T NMR Imager (LF-MRI)

The LF-MRI is based on an electromagnet system with a 10 cm air gap, equipped with an 1 T/m flat gradients set for optimal accessibility. This system is used for anatomical and functional imaging of plants, fruits, seeds and other living organisms, food systems, (bio)reactors and porous materials. A Rheo-accessory is available for Rheo-MRI.

0.2–0.75 T variable field NMR spectrometers (VARNMR)

VARNMR is used to study the water status in a wide variety of (bio)porous materials, for example intact plants, plant components (i.e. fruits, seeds, leaves, roots), soils, and foods.

Date of last update: 17/08/2017