NMR Screening Tools for Drug Discovery

Introduction to 1H- and 19F-detected NMR methods used in drug discovery for fragment-based screening (FBS) and quality control (QC) of compound libraries


  • Theory of fragment binding to biomolecular targets
  • Ligand observed 1H and 19F NMR experiments for fragment screening
  • Bruker software for screening data analysis
  • Quality control of small-molecule libraries
  • Optimal hardware and NMR automation for high-throughput acquisition


The most commonly used 1D NMR experiments to probe for binding interactions of small-molecules to biomolecular targets are introduced in tutorial and practical sessions. The implementation and use of the FBS data analysis software will be practiced in small groups. Further, the use of Bruker CMC-q software for quality control of fragment libraries is shown. The FBS and QC applications are conducted in high-throughput mode with appropriate automation routines which will be introduced to the participants during practical sessions. Tutorials about the theory of fragment binding to biomolecular targets in the context of the NMR time scale complete the program.

This introductory course targets scientist from academia and industry with a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry with interest in using NMR for the above applications.

Prerequisite Qualification:

Open to all AVANCE spectrometer users from academia and industry interested to learn above topics.

Overview: NMR Training Germany & Switzerland

Date and Place:

October 16-18, 2019 in Fällanden/Zürich

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Course Cost and Duration:

Course Cost1
Duration Language
(incl. documentation, coffee breaks and lunch)
2 day


Course Coordination:

Bruker BioSpin AG
Mrs. Svetlana Startseva
Industriestrasse 26
CH-8117 Fällanden
Phone: +41-44-825 95 42
Fax: +41-44-825 95 50
E-Mail: svetlana.startseva@bruker.com

 1Prices are subject to change without notice