Who we are and what we want
The local network bio-N3MR is an informal association of research groups from North Rhine-Westphalia who uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study biologically relevant macromolecules. The goal of our work is a profound knowledge of biological phenomena at the molecular level, the understanding of biomolecular interactions in complex biological processes, the unraveling of the molecular causes and mechanisms of diseases, and the search for new active principles and drug leads to fight diseases.
Pursuing these practical objectives, calls for expertise in quite different areas including biology, molecular medicine, chemistry, physics as well as development of NMR methods and software tools. NMR based research requires substantial investments in highly specialized scientific instruments and a demanding infrastructure.
In March 2007 five Bio-NMR research groups from NRW joined forces and established the Bio-NMR-Network-NRW (bio-N3MR) in order to:
- maximize the scientific output by sharing locally available resources and specific knowledge
- intensify the exchange of scientific ideas
- establish collaborations within current research projects and jointly launch new scientific projects
- act jointly in grant applications at the national and the EU level
- reinforce the visibility of “Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy” for the general public and for state and federal politicians
The first annual meeting of network bio-N3MR was held on October 10th, 2007 at the Centre of Biomolecular NMR of the Research Centre Jülich.
Annual Meeting 2018
on September 7th in Jülich