Starting in 2013, Prof. Wüthrich, and with time the members of his unit, specifically Dr. Dongsheng Liu, pursued discussions/negotiations about the configurations of the NMR instruments and the location of the instruments. After several years of preparation work, the iHuman NMR Core includes two state-of-the-art Bruker NMR instruments:
An 800 MHz instrument equipped with room temperature 5 mm and 1.7 mm probeheads.
A 600 MHz instrument equipped with a 5 mm cryo-probe which is optimized for 19F detection as well as for 1H, 13C, 15N triple resonance experiments, and a 5 mm quadruple resonance room temperature probehead. It also includes a liquid nitrogen recycle system.