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.
Congratulations to our AMRIS-affiliated University of Florida faculty and students Marc McLeod, Rohit Mahar, Clayton E. Mathews, and Matthew E. Merritt, whose research on the effects of "ketogenic" diets on liver metabolism was recently selected as one of the National MagLab's Science Highlights. We have posted a description of the research, intended for a general audience, on the MagLab website. The page also includes more technical descriptions of the research and a link to the original publication. Please feel free to share this feature with your networks, and congratulations on this featured project from UF's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We are pleased to provide access to the advanced instrumentation needed for your research!
covid-19 facility info
The AMRIS Facility at UF-Gainesville is OPEN, providing access to those who have received approval to return to perform research on campus.
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. If you submit a magnet reservation request, please understand that it may be declined if the work cannot be completed in a manner that complies with current facility policies.
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 http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates, and track the daily Florida Department of Health conditions and advice at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/index.html. You should also regularly check the reservations calendars for openings—particularly if it would be more convenient for you to request to move an existing reservation to a different part of the day or a longer time window. Our suggestion is that you check the calendar on a week-to week basis after making your reservation, as the building access restrictions may be adjusted based on campus access policies.
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.
The following links provide key guidance, resources and contacts for other questions you may have:
- UF|Research: https://research.ufl.edu/covid-19-updates.html
- UF Office of Clinical Research: https://clinicalresearch.ctsi.ufl.edu/category/COVID-19/
- UF Health: https://bridge.ufhealth.org/response/
- UF: http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates/