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Bryan E.G. Lucier, Shoushun Chen, Yining Huang "Characterization of MetalOrganic Frameworks: Unlocking the Potential of Solid-State NMR," Accounts of Chemical Research 51 (2018) 319330. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00357
February 20, 2018, Volume 51, Issue 2
About the Cover: The local structures, specific molecular-level features, and guest behaviors underpinning desirable properties and applications of metalorganic frameworks are often poorly understood or unknown. Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance is a powerful tool for MOF characterization that can be used to interrogate the metal center, target linker molecules, and probe guest locations and dynamics.
article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-state
NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids
(Ottawa, ON). If you are interested in using this spectrometer in your
research please contact the Facility
U.S.-Canada Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR, Stowe,
Vermont, USA, January 7-12, 2018 (Oct 11/17)
Organizers: Tatyana Polenova (U. Delaware), Christopher Jaroniec (Ohio State U.), Mei Hong (MIT) and Bob Griffin (MIT)
We invite you to encourage your students, postdocs, and senior associates to attend the 5th Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR, which will be held on January 7-12, 2018, in Stowe, Vermont. Similar to the previous four highly successful Winter Schools, this pedagogical meeting is aimed at students and postdocs in solid-state NMR as well as more senior scientists in related fields who are interested in entering this vibrant field. Our goals are to provide a focused week of teaching of the core concepts and practices in the increasingly multifaceted and complex field of biological solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and to encourage information sharing among different laboratories. Topics to be covered in the 5th Winter School include:
Basics of solid-state NMR: orientation-dependent NMR frequencies,
MAS, tensors and rotations, density operator and its time evolution,
decoupling and recoupling techniques, and average Hamiltonian theory
- Multidimensional correlation spectroscopy, non-uniform sampling, techniques for resonance assignment and measurement of structural restraints in biomolecules
- Paramagnetic solid-state NMR techniques
- Techniques for enhancing sensitivity of solid-state NMR: dynamic nuclear polarization and 1H detection
- Solid-state NMR techniques for measuring molecular motion
- Solid-state NMR techniques for structural studies of oriented membrane proteins
- Protein structure calculations in XPLOR-NIH
- Beyond spin 1/2: NMR of quadrupolar nuclei
- Basics of NMR probe design
In addition to lectures, problem sets and their discussion sessions will be given at the meeting.
Speakers: The following have agreed to serve as lecturers: Tim Cross (Florida State), Philip Grandinetti (Ohio State), Bob Griffin (MIT), Mei Hong (MIT), Christopher Jaroniec (Ohio State), Francesca Marassi (Burnham), Ann McDermott (Columbia), Stanley Opella (UC San Diego), Guido Pintacuda (ENS Lyon), Tatyana Polenova (Delaware), Bernd Reif (Tech Univ Munich), Charles Schwieters (NIH), Robert Tycko (NIH), Kurt Zilm (Yale)
Venue and transportation: The meeting will be held at the beautiful and historical Trapp Family Lodge http://www.trappfamily.com/ in Stowe, Vermont. Stowe is accessible from airports in Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA. A block of rooms has been reserved at the lodge. We anticipate space for ~70 attendees.
Cost: Room and board will be free for attendees. The registration fee is $500 for academic attendees and $750 for industrial attendees.
Interested students and postdocs should send the following application
materials as a single PDF file to:
[ASC-WinterSchool2018 "at" osu.edu]
The application materials include: (1) a CV, (2) publication list, and (3) a 1-page description of your current research and your statement of interest in attending the Winter School. Please indicate your gender in the CV for the purpose of hotel room assignment. Please name this application file as AdvisorLastName_YourLastName_WS2018app.pdf. For example McDermott_ Smith_WS2018app.pdf.
Application deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017. Given the limited number of available spaces, it may not be possible to accommodate applications received after this date.
Please distribute this announcement to members of your research group as well as to colleagues who may be interested in attending or sending their group members.
With kind regards,
Tatyana, Chris, Mei & Bob
Annual GRASP Symposium, Nov 20, 2017, McGill University, Montréal,
QC (Oct 8/17)
10th Annual GRASP Symposium
November 20, 2017, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
are invited to attend the 10th Annual GRASP Symposium to be held on
Monday, November 20th, 2017
deadline for online registration is Sunday November 5, 2017. Registration
is required for all attendees at
Please feel free to contact me at grasp.med "at" mcgill.ca if you have any question.
To celebrate the re-opening of QANUC (Quebec / Eastern Canada High-Field NMR Facility) with the installation of the new 800 MHz NMR instrument and the addition of EPR to the McGill Chemistry Magnetic Resonance Facility, we are holding a symposium on Friday July 21st.
In the morning, NMR talks will start off with an opening lecture by Prof. Christian Griesinger (MPI Gottingen) and include talks from local users Kathy Borden, Nick Doucet, Pascale Legault and the QANUC Director, Anthony Mittermaier. In parallel, an EPR workshop run by Bruker will take place in the EPR lab.
Lunch and lab tours will be followed by EPR talks featuring John McCracken (Michigan State University), Gunnar Jeschke (ETH Zurich), Sushil Misra (Concordia), and Scott Bohle (McGill). The theme is What EPR Can Do For You and anyone interested in EPR is welcome! Also in the afternoon, Tara Sprules will lead a workshop on multi-dimensional data processing using NMRPipe (geared towards grad students/postdocs that are actively working on an NMR project).
Visit the website for more information and to sign up (required). Contact Robin Stein for information about the EPR workshop and talks and Tara Sprules for information about the NMR workshop and talks, and please forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Robin Stein and Tara Sprules
NMR/EPR Facility Manager
Dept of Chemistry, McGill University
Room 35B, Otto Maass, 801 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC H3A 0B8
Mathematics for NMR and MRI Spectroscopists
RSC: Beginning with a review of the important areas of mathematics,
this book then covers many of the underlying theoretical and practical
aspects of NMR and MRI spectroscopy from a maths point of view. Competence
in algebra and introductory calculus is needed but all other maths concepts
are covered. It will bridge a gap between high level and introductory
titles used in NMR or MRI spectroscopy. Uniquely, it takes a very careful
and pedagogical approach to the mathematics behind NMR and MRI. It leaves
out very few steps, which distinguishes it from other books in the field.
The author is an NMR laboratory manager and is sympathetic to the frustrations of trying to understand where some of the fundamental equations come from hence his desire to either explicitly derive all equations for the reader or direct them to derivations. This is an essential text aimed at graduate students who are beginning their careers in NMR or MRI spectroscopy and laboratory managers if they need an understanding of the theoretical foundations of the technique.
Table of contents:
Dear CSC members,
I invite you to attend the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2017) next May 28-June 1, 2017 in Toronto. The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is working with the University of Toronto Chemistry Department to plan this centenary event under the theme "A Celebration of Chemistry." I invite you to submit your abstract for this milestone conference and encourage you to promote this event to your colleagues, both in Canada and internationally.
CSC 2017 will be the largest national event for chemical scientists working in academia, industry or government.
World renowned plenary lecturers: Charles Lieber and Sir Martyn Poliakoff
Jointly organized international symposia
Professional development program, and poster sessions.
Outreach event led by Molly Shoichet.
Largest ever CSC conference Exhibition Hall
I would like to thank the University of Toronto organizing committee: Conference Chair Robert Batey, Technical Program Chair Mark Lautens, and Sponsorship Chair Doug Stephan for their tireless efforts in planning CSC's centenary conference.
Please visit the CSC 2017 website frequently as details will be posted regularly throughout the coming months.
I look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
President, Canadian Society for Chemistry
Abstract submission and registration is now open
Consider attending two NMR-related symposia:
"Advances in Solid State NMR: Inorganic Materials, Biological Solids and Theoretical Methods" http://www.csc2017.ca/node/254
Robert Schurko, University of Windsor
Simon Sharpe, The Hospital for Sick Children
"Protein Machines and Allostery"
Lewis Kay , University of Toronto
Giuseppe Melacini, McMaster University
Scott Prosser, University of Toronto
Andy Byrd, National Cancer Institute
Nick Doucet, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre
James Fraser, University of California - San Francisco, USA
Lewis Kay, University of Toronto
Julie Kitevski, University of Toronto
Giuseppe Melacini, McMaster University
Anthony Mittermaier, McGill University
Scott Prosser, University of Toronto
Filip Van Petegem, University of British Columbia
Gianluigi Veglia, University of Minnesota, USA
Derek Wilson, York University
On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to invite you to participate in ISMAR 2017 to be held in Québec City, Canada, 23 - 28 July 2017. This meeting will be held jointly with the Rocky Mountain Conference on EPR. As the birthplace of French North America, Québecs capital is an open-air treasure trove sure to delight history buffs. Old Québec has been attracting travellers for generations. The historic walled city exudes Old-World charm, with its narrow, winding streets and extensive array of boutiques, museums, and attractions.
ISMAR 2017, like preceding ISMAR conferences, is a top level international conference bringing together scientists from around the world interested in recent developments in magnetic resonance. The primary goal of ISMAR 2017 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in magnetic resonance and to promote cross disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting research field.
ISMAR 2017 will also be a primary showcase for novel technologies, instrumentation and applications touching every aspect of magnetic resonance.
for the conference will include:
Solid-State NMR Materials/Methods
Solid-State NMR Biological Applications/Methods
MRI Methods, Medicine, Materials
EPR, methods, theory
Plenary Speakers are:
Hanudatta S. Atreya, Indian Institute of Science, India
Enrica Bordignon, Rurh Universität Bochum, Germany
Jiangfeng Du, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Song-I Han, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Lewis E. Kay, University of Toronto, Canada
Malcolm H. Levitt, University of Southampton, UK
Tatyana Polenova, University of Delaware, USA
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Brandeis University, USA
Christina Thiele, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Robert Tycko, National Institutes of Health, USA
We look forward to welcoming you to ISMAR 2017.
Auger and Isabelle Marcotte, Chairs
David Bryce, Co-Chair
submit your abstract
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