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    7 Weeks
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    2–3 hours per week
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    Self-paced on your time


Basic understanding of chemistry, molecular structures, elementary reactions, chemical kinetics

About this course

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  • Have you ever wondered how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works?
  • Do you know how one can determine three-dimensional structures of proteins without crystallization?
  • How can chemists know for sure if they succeeded in synthesizing the desired molecules?
  • How can you figure out the structure of a freshly discovered natural product extracted from plants or algae?

What you'll learn

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An elementary yet sound understanding of principles, methods and applications of magnetic resonance

Meet your instructors

Geoffrey Bodenhausen
Professor of Chemistry at the Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Sami Jannin
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Basile Vuichoud
Graduate Student
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)