The £1.4m funding announcement was made as part of a £20m UK-wide investment in NMR infrastructure by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The University of Strathclyde, the University of Glasgow and the Beatson CRUK Institute in Glasgow are all partners of the project, which also involves researchers from the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Heriot-Watt. The centre will be based at the University of Edinburgh.
The University of Glasgow is also investing £80,000 in upgrading its own NMR equipment.
Senior research fellow Dr John Parkinson is the head of the University of Strathclyde’s NMR facility. He said: “This grant will provide researchers at Strathclyde with access to the highest magnetic field state-of-the-art solid-state and liquid-state NMR spectroscopy facilities in Scotland and the capability to share in the pooled expertise of NMR spectroscopists. The funding is a tremendous endorsement of NMR spectroscopy at Strathclyde and in Scotland as a whole, and the expertise of scientists driving the research discipline forward.”