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Agilent 600 MHz NMR 

Image provided by Xudong Guan, Core Facilities

Research funded by the Institute for Genomic Biology

This image shows a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrum, a representation of how atoms within a molecule respond to a magnetic field. NMR spectra are very important for discovering the structure of organic compounds and proteins. They are also very useful in studying the interactions between drug molecule and target protein, information that can then be used for the structure-based drug design.