High magnetic fields allow you to see things at the molecular or atomic level that you wouldn't otherwise be able to see. With a little imagination they can be visualized as fine art, as seen in Fields magazine's Artsy-Chartsy feature from the Spring 2020 issue, now available online.
AMRIS FACILITY NEWS
UF Health Colleagues: Message from Stephen Sugrue, PhD – Research Resumption Update – 6/29/2020
The AMRIS Facility at UF-Gainesville is OPEN, with limited access for those who have received approval to return to campus and also possess a valid Gator1 card allowing MBI building access.
Whether you make arrangements with a staff member for research samples that can be sent to us for remote analysis, or if you have mission-critical human or animal studies for which the scans are time-sensitive, you must request instrument time through our online request form. Please take into account any possible risk to our staff as well as your own subjects, in particular those that may have an existing vulnerable health condition, versus the true need to continue your research during this crisis. Please reference the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for guidance. If you are submitting a magnet reservation request, please understand that it may be declined if the work cannot be completed in a manner that complies with the current campus policies.
The University of Florida campus is following statewide guidance to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19. We will maintain our equipment and will clean the commonly touched objects and surfaces, but please help us by doing your part to stay healthy. Follow CDC guidelines by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, please 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 has been detected.
Coronavirus-specific SOPs have been developed for the different AMRIS Facility magnet systems, and they may be found on the Safety page of this website and in this document for General COVID Prevention.
Because this is 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 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 keep checking on a week-to week basis, as the current building access restrictions will be adjusted as needed.
If you need to cancel your reservations and postpone studies until it is again safe to scan your participants, please indicate that reason in your reservation cancellations (simply stating COVID-19 as the reason is sufficient). We are resuming the enforcement of our 48hr cancellation window in June, and we continue to ask that you cancel as soon as possible any reservations for studies which have been put on hold due to COVID-19.
The following links provide key guidance, resources and contacts for the different kinds of 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/
AMRIS is a state-of-the-art NMR facility for high-resolution solution NMR, solid-state NMR, microimaging, animal imaging, and human imaging. There are currently ten 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 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 with 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.