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HTS NMR Probe Tracks Metabolism Cycles During Insect Dormancy

An insect's ability to survive anaerobic conditions (without oxygen) during winter pupation occurs through periodic cycling of aerobic respiration pathways needed to recharge energy and clear waste. The cellular mechanisms at play during these brief near-arousal periods can provide clues to help improve the success in storage and transplant of human organs. This research was conducted in the 14.1T equipped with a HTS CryoProbe and Agilent Console at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility located at the University of Florida.


Welcome! AMRIS is a state-of-the-art facility for high-resolution solution NMR, solid-state NMR, microimaging, animal imaging, and human imaging. There are currently twelve spectrometer systems, including an 800 MHz medium bore, a 750 MHz wide bore, an 11 T/40 cm bore horizontal animal imaging magnet, and two 3T human systems. All of our systems are available to internal University of Florida and external academic and industrial scientists.

AMRIS is an NMR/MRI auxiliary located at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida that supports UF research groups and operates an international user facility for the NSF-funded National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). Equipment in the facility was acquired through support from the NIH, NSF, and Department of Defense. Access for users external to UF as well as technology development time are available through the NHMFL Users Program.

Please review our reservation and billing policies prior to making your reservations, as this includes our policy regarding cancellations. AMRIS magnet time should be requested by the 15th of the month prior to the reservation. Reservations must be made using the online request form.

Please remember that ALL publications containing data collected at AMRIS must acknowledge the National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement.  Also, several instruments were purchased with NIH equipment funds; data collected using these instruments should acknowledge the appropriate NIH grants.  Sample text for facility and instrumentation acknowledgement is available.

covid-19 facility info

The AMRIS Facility at UF-Gainesville is OPEN.

Whether you are approved to come in person or you make arrangements with a staff member to submit samples for remote analysis, you must request instrument time through our online request form. Before coming, please take into account any possible risk to staff and subjects, particularly those that may have an existing vulnerable health condition, versus the need to continue your research during this public health crisis. Please reference the CDC website for guidance in making this decision.

The University of Florida campus is following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, aka COVID-19. We have developed safety SOPs to maintain our equipment and clean the commonly touched objects and surfaces, but please help us by doing your part to stay healthy. Wear a face mask in all settings where you anticipate close contact with another person outside your immediate household. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Please stay home if you are sick or if you recently (last 14 days) visited an area where COVID-19 is actively spreading.

Because this remains a fluid situation, you may view the latest announcements regarding University of Florida campus at, and track the daily Florida Department of Health conditions and advice at

If you need to cancel your reservations to postpone studies, please indicate that reason when you submit the cancellation (simply stating COVID-19 is sufficient). We continue to enforce our cancellation policy, and we ask that you cancel as soon as possible any reservations for studies which are put on hold due to COVID-19.

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