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Crystallography at IMSERC
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NMR resource at IMSERC
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Education at IMSERC
Education at IMSERC

In accordance with the Phased Return to Campus plan and guidance released by the University, IMSERC staff will begin the process of having a greater in-person presence in the facility, starting the first week in June. IMSERC will be accessible via key-card access only, even during normal working hours. Current users must be reauthorized. Please read more information about our current policies and Frequently Asked Questions related to the revised COVID-19 IMSERC policy.
We are pleased to start offering remote training on most of the instruments in IMSERC. Please submit your training requests as normal and we will contact you regarding your training session. At the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the revised COVID-19 IMSERC policy and if you have specific needs such as urgent samples, please email IMSERC Director for discussing potential options.

IMSERC Mission

The Northwestern University (NU) Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC) was established to educate NU students and researchers to be scientific leaders, support world-class research, and provide access to and education for students on the use of a variety of analytical instrumentation and methodologies. IMSERC mission is to support research throughout all of Northwestern and beyond in the areas of (but not limited to) molecular characterization, drug discovery, materials science, environmental research, translational medical research, nanotechnology, chemical biology, catalysis, pharmacokinetics, clinical research, and molecular imaging. To accomplish this, IMSERC is a "one-stop-shop", open-access facility that provides and maintains a suite of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. Read more

External Users

We wholeheartedly welcome you to use our facilities under the guidance and instruction of our talented staff, and to discover our unique instrumentation and capabilities. If you know IMSERC's capabilities (Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, and/or Physical Characterization) meet your needs, learn more about opportunities to utilize IMSERC's instrumentation and services. If you would like to find out more about NU services available to outside users, your request will be routed to the appropriate group to assist with your project.

Research Highlights from IMSERC

Check out the latest updates on research highlights that made use of IMSERC