2012 Canadian NMR News - Archive
NMR of Quadrupolar Nuclei in Solid Materials
Wiley: Many important materials do not contain spin-1/2 nuclei traditionally investigated by NMR spectroscopy and secondly, dissolving solid materials in a solvent may be impossible or may destroy the integrity of the material. All these obstacles can be overcome by NMR experiments at high-magnetic field strengths and investigating the properties of quadrupolar nuclei.
This Handbook gives an up-to-date account of NMR of quadrupoloar nuclei in the solid state. Each chapter of the Handbook has been prepared by an expert who has made significant contributions to our understanding and appreciation of the importance of NMR studies of quadrupolar nuclei in solids.
The text is divided into three Parts:
A) Basic Principles of Quadrupolar NMR
B) Advanced Solid-State NMR Techniques to Investigate Quadrupolar Nuclei C) Applications Involving NMR Studies of Quadrupolar Nuclei in Solids.
The first section provides the reader with the background necessary to appreciate the challenges in acquiring and interpreting NMR spectra of quadrupolar nuclei in solids. The second section presents cutting-edge techniques and methodology for employing these spectroscopic techniques to investigate quadrupolar nuclei in solids. The final section explores applications of solid-state NMR studies of solids ranging from investigations of biological samples to porous materials, catalysts, geological samples and high-temperature superconductors.
All these articles will be published on EMR: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470034590
QUEST is a new program for the exact simulation of solid-state NMR spectra of quadrupolar nuclei in stationary powdered samples which employs diagonalization of the combined Zeeman-quadrupolar Hamiltonian. The program may be used to simulate NMR spectra over the full regime of Larmor and quadrupolar frequencies, which encompasses scenarios ranging from high-field NMR to nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR, where the Larmor frequency is zero) and does not make use of approximations when treating the quadrupolar interaction. The program, which uses a graphical user interface, also incorporates chemical shift anisotropy and non-coincident chemical shift and quadrupolar tensor frames. QUEST can be used to simulate static NMR and NQR spectra with any relative size of the Zeeman and quadrupolar interactions and correctly predicts the appearance of “forbidden” or “overtone” NMR as well as NQR transitions.
The improved versions of QUEST are now available from the software link on our webpage http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/
|QUEST is described in an article recently published in Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (2012).
F.A. Perras, C.M. Widdifield, and D.L. Bryce, "QUEST – QUadrupolar Exact SofTware: a fast graphical program for the exact simulation of NMR and NQR spectra for quadrupolar nuclei," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 45–46 (2012) 36-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.05.002
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to EUROMAR 2013, the 9th European Magnetic Resonance Conference that will be organized on the island of Crete/Greece, by the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”.
The conference will take place between 30th June to 5th July at the Creta Maris Convention Center, a modern facility situated 25 km from the Heraklion International Airport and adjacent to the town of Hersonissos.
EUROMAR 2013 will bring together distinguished scientists of the magnetic Resonance field in the unique location of Crete that combines Mediterranean landscape with world-renowned historical sites and a rich cultural heritage. The conference will cover all aspects of Magnetic Resonance theory, methodology and applications. The 5-day scientific program will run in three parallel sessions and will be structured around lectures of distinguished invited speakers and oral presentations of selected high-quality abstracts.
Representative topics include: Biosolids, Theory and Computation, Liquid State NMR Methods, Materials and Processes, Transport and Diffusion, Proteins and Nucleic Acids, Metabolomics, Imaging, in Cell and in Vivo studies, Paramagnetic Systems, EPR Methods and Applications, Solid State NMR Methods, Relaxation and Dynamics, Sensitivity Enhancement, Small Molecules and Pharmaceuticals, New Methodologies and Instrumentation Advances, Solid State Physics, Industrial and Cultural Applications.
Confirmed plenary speakers include: Anja Boeckmann (Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins, France), Dmitri Budker (University of California Berkeley, U.S.A.), Isabella Felli (University of Florence, Italy), Daniella Goldfarb (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Stephen Hill (NHMFL/ Florida State University, U.S.A.), Arno Kentgens (Radbour University, The Netherlands), Dominique Massiot (CEMHTI-CNRS, France), Alex Pines (University of California Berkeley, U.S.A.), Graham Smith (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom), Yi-Qiao Song (Schlumberger-Doll Research, U.S.A), Shimon Vega (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Peter van Zijl (Kennedy Krieger Institute, U.S.A.), Charalampos (Babis) Calodimos (Rutgers University, U.S.A.).
Conference Registration Opens 01/12/2012
Early Registration Closes 01/04/2013
Deadline for Oral Submission 01/05/2013
Deadline for Poster Submission 31/05/2013
The website of the conference is http://www.euromar2013.org/index.html and is being constantly enriched with the necessary information on the conference, the venues and traveling to Crete.
I believe that the attractive setting of Crete together with EUROMAR’s high scientific level will provide an excellent forum for rewarding discussions and exchanges between magnetic resonance researchers from around the world. Looking forward to welcoming you in Crete,
EUROMAR 2013 Conference
The Russell Varian Lecture and Prize
The Russell Varian prize honors the memory of the pioneer behind the first commercial Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometers and co-founder of Varian Associates. The prize is awarded to a researcher based on a single innovative contribution (a single paper, patent, lecture, or piece of hardware) that has proven of high and broad impact on state-of-the-art NMR technology. The prize is designed to recognize the initial contribution that laid the foundations for a specific technology of great importance in state-of-the-art NMR. It is sponsored by Agilent Technologies and currently carries a monetary award of 15,000 Euro. The award ceremony will take place at the EUROMAR 2013 meeting in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, 30th June to 5th July, 2013, with the winner delivering the Russell Varian Lecture.
Rules for the Russell Varian Prize
• Only single pieces of work are considered (a paper, a lecture, a patent, etc).
• In the case of multiple authorship, the prize is awarded to the author with the largest creative and innovative share of the contribution. In the exceptional case of truly equal shares in the contribution, the Prize may be split between two authors.
• No individual may receive the prize more than once.
• Prizewinners become members of the Advisory Board for the Russell Varian Prize that evaluates future nominations and makes recommendations to the Prize Committee.
Call for Nominations
Nominations must be forwarded by email to the Secretary of the Prize Committee, Gareth Morris, at [g.a.morris "at" manchester.ac.uk]. The deadline for nominations is February 12, 2013. Nominations should be laid out in the format of a publishable laudatio proposal that in the case of multiple authorship must include an explanation of why the nominee is the most innovative author behind the paper. Attention is further drawn to the fact that the Russell Varian prize rewards the earliest seed paper of an important technology, rather than later more comprehensive and highly cited papers.
Georgios Papavassiliou (EUROMAR 2013 representative), Jean Jeener (Chairman), Ēriks Kupče (Agilent representative), Gareth A. Morris (Secretary), Alex Pines, and Ole W. Sørensen
Advisory Board for the Russell Varian Prize
Erwin Hahn, Nicolaas Bloembergen, John S. Waugh, Alfred G. Redfield, Martin Karplus, Ray Freeman, Weston Anderson
For earlier laudatios see http://www.chem.agilent.com/
The 2012 Russell Varian Prize winners are Weston Anderson and Raymond Freeman. See highlights by the SPINSIGHTS team http://www.spinsights.net/nmr-blog/
The 55th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance will take place July 28 - August 1, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
The conference will feature oral presentations and posters of the 36th International EPR Symposium.
- Biological Macromolecules
- EPR for Spin Devices
- Frontier in Spin Labeling
- In vivo
- Radical Radicals
Participants are expected to convene from throughout the world. Information on the Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, including call for abstracts, registration and hotel reservations, can be accessed at http://www.rockychem.com
Margaret A. Hanson, Andre Sutrisno, Victor V. Terskikh, Kim M. Baines, Yining Huang, "Solid-State 73Ge NMR Spectroscopy of Simple Organogermanes," Chemistry - A European Journal 18 (2012) 13770–13779. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201201944
Germanium-73 is an extremely challenging nucleus to examine by solid-state NMR spectroscopy, due to its unfavorable NMR properties. Through the use of an ultrahigh (21.1 T) magnetic field, a systematic study of a series of organogermanes was carried out.
This cover 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 manager.
C.E. Norris, S.A. Quideau, S.M. Landhäusser, G.M. Bernard and R.E. Wasylishen, "Tracking Stable Isotope Enrichment in Tree Seedlings with Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy," Nature Scientific Reports 2 (2012) 719.
You are cordially invited to attend two magnetic resonance meetings in London, UK, December 11 and 12, 2012. The meetings are organized by the UK Institute of Physics BRSG: the Magnetic Resonance Group, and by the UK Royal Society of Chemistry NMR Discussion Group (NMRDG). Both meetings will appeal to anyone interested in general or solid-state NMR. Please follow the links below for more information and to register,
With kind regards,
Stephen J. Byard - UK NMR DG Secretary
Computational Methods for Magnetic Resonance, BRSG: Magnetic Resonance Group Meeting, Institute of Physics UK
December 11, 2012, Institute of Physics, London, UK
2012 Christmas Meeting: Small Molecules and Solids, NMR Discussion Group (NMRDG), Royal Society of Chemistry UK
December 12, 2012, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
We would like to collect photos from the past 24 MOOT NMR minisymposiums.
If you have some photos from the earlier MOOT, we would be grateful if you could email them to us at [mootnmr "at" gmail.com]. Please indicate in the email or in the name of the photos the corresponding MOOT edition.
In addition to display some of these during the banquet, we will compile them under the permanent MOOT Google account for future usage.
Michèle and Stéphane
the 25th MOOT NMR Minisymposium will be held at Université Laval in Quebec City on October 20-21, 2012.
Michèle Auger et Stéphane Gagné
25th MOOT NMR Minisymposium
October 20-21, 2012
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:00am - 6:30pm
McGill New Residence Hall
3625 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC, H2X 3P8
Drs. Kalle Gehring and Albert Berghuis would like to invite you to take part in the fifth scientific symposium of GRASP.
Outstanding international speakers - Gregory Petsko, Wolfgang Peti, Frank Sicheri, Anne-Claude Gingras, Paul de Koninck, Brian Sykes - poster sessions, exhibitors and short talks will be presented at this auspicious event, demonstrating the affluence of structural biology research in Quebec.
Registration is free, thanks to our very generous sponsors, but you need to register if you want your abstract to be selected for an oral presentation and/or your abstract title to be printed in the booklet. Registration is now open.
For information about this symposium, please send an email [grasp.med "at" mcgill.ca] or visit
The organizing committee:
Kalle Gehring, GRASP Director
Albert Berghuis, GRASP Co-Director
Annick Guyot, GRASP Coordinator
The Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) is a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body. It is intended to be used for applications in metabolomics, clinical chemistry, biomarker discovery and general education.
HMDB is supported by David Wishart, Departments of Computing Science & Biological Sciences, University of Alberta. HMDB is also supported by the Metabolomics Innovation Centre, a Genome Canada-funded core facility serving the scientific community and industry with world-class expertise and cutting-edge technologies in metabolomics. Funding is provided by Genome Alberta and Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization that is leading Canada's national genomics strategy with $600 million in funding from the federal government.
Just announced version 3.0 of the HMDB has been significantly expanded and enhanced over the 2009 release (version 2.0). In particular, the number of annotated metabolite entries has grown from 6500 to more than 37,166. This enormous expansion is a result of the inclusion of both “Confirmed” metabolites (those with measured concentrations or experimental confirmation of their existence) and “Expected” metabolites (those for which biochemical pathways are known or human intake/exposure is frequent but the compound has yet to be detected in the body). The latest release also has greatly increased the number of metabolites with biofluid or tissue concentration data, the number of compounds with reference spectra and the number of data fields per entry. In addition to this expansion in data quantity, new database visualization tools and new data content has been added or enhanced. These include better spectral viewing tools, more powerful chemical substructure searches, an improved chemical taxonomy and better, more interactive pathway maps. Among other database functions, NMR Search allows users to submit peak lists from 1H or 13C NMR spectra (both pure and mixtures) and to have these peak lists compared to the NMR libraries contained in the HMDB. This allows the identification of metabolites from mixtures via NMR spectroscopy.
For more information visit http://www.hmdb.ca/
Cover article in Chemistry - A European Journal (Sept 19/12)
A. Sutrisno, V.V. Terskikh, Q. Shi, Z. Song, J. Dong, S.Y. Ding, W. Wang, B.R. Provost, T.D. Daff, T.K. Woo, and Y. Huang, "Characterization of Zn-containing MOFs by Solid-state 67Zn NMR and Computational Modeling," Chemistry - A European Journal 18 (2012) 12251–12259. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201201563
Solid-state magic-angle spinning 67Zn NMR spectra of Zn-containing metal–organic frameworks were obtained at an ultrahigh magnetic field of 21.1 T. In combination with molecular modeling, 67Zn NMR data can provide information on the dynamics and distribution of guest species.
MOFs: NMR reveals inner secrets, read the highlights of this project on SpectroscopyNow.com written by David Bradley
This cover 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 manager.
January 6-11, 2013, Stowe, Vermont, U.S.
Organizers: Mei Hong (Iowa State), Chad Rienstra (UIUC), and Bob Griffin (MIT)
Dear colleagues, We invite you to encourage your students, postdocs, and associates to attend the 3rd Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR, to be held on Jan 6-11, 2013, in Stowe, Vermont. Similar to the two previous, very successful, Winter Schools
This pedagogical meeting, unique in North America, is aimed at students and postdocs in the field of biological solid-state NMR, as well as more senior scientists in related fields who are interested in entering this vibrant field. Our goals are to foster the scientific development of the next generation of North American biological solid-state NMR spectroscopists and to encourage information sharing and collaborations among research groups.
Topics in the 3rd Winter School include:
- Basics of solid-state NMR: orientation dependence, density operators, average Hamiltonian theory, dipolar and CSA recoupling
- Multidimensional correlation techniques: resonance assignment and structure determination
- Theory of polarization transfer and dipolar decoupling
- Pushing the sensitivity envelope: dynamic nuclear polarization
- Solid-state NMR techniques for measuring distances, torsion angles, dynamics and orientations of diamagnetic and paramagnetic systems, for both spin-1/2 and quadrupolar nuclei
- Beating the 800-pound gorilla: NMR of membrane-bound proteins
- Devil in the details: methods for protein expression, isotopic labeling, and preparation of MAS and oriented-membrane samples
- Numerical simulations and structure calculation methods
- NMR probe design
Lectures and problem-solving sessions will be held in the mornings, late afternoons, and evenings, with time for recreation in the early afternoon.
Speakers: The following people have accepted to give lectures
Tim Cross (Florida State)
Matthias Ernst (ETH)
Phil Grandinetti (Ohio State)
Bob Griffin (MIT)
Mei Hong (Iowa State)
Yoshitaka Ishii (U Illinois Chicago)
Chris Jaroniec (Ohio State)
Ann McDermott (Columbia)
Stanley Opella (UCSD)
Chad Rienstra (UIUC)
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr (Iowa State)
Robert Tycko (NIH)
Venue and transportation: The meeting will be held at the Inn at the Mountain in Stowe http://www.stowe.com/plan/groups/stowe-mountain-resort-the-inn-at-the-mountain/
Stowe is easily accessible from airports in Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA.
Cost: Room and board will be free for attendees. The registration fee is $325 for academic attendees and $600 for industrial attendees. We anticipate space for about 75-80 people.
Application: Interested students and postdocs should send the following application material as PDF attachments to [mhong "at" iastate.edu]
1. CV and publication list (for the purpose of room assignment, please indicate your gender in the CV)
2. A one-page description of the current research
3. A one-page letter of recommendation from the current research advisor. (In the case of a senior scientist, a brief explanation of your motivations can substitute for a letter of recommendation.)
The deadline for the application is Friday, Oct 26. Given the space limitation and the previous strong interest in this meeting, applications received after the above date may not be accommodated.
Please distribute this announcement to members of your research group as well as to other colleagues who may be interested in attending or sending their group members.
We look forward to welcoming you in Stowe next January,
Mei, Chad, and Bob
Mei Hong, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Gilman
1605 Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Tel: 515-294-3521, Fax: 515-294-0105
Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~hongweb/
the 25th MOOT NMR Minisymposium will be held at Université Laval in Quebec City on October 20-21, 2012.
The instructions for abstract submission (oral and poster presentations) are now available on the MOOT web site. Please submit your abstract before October 1st deadline.
The deadline for registration is also October 1st
The talks and poster session will be held in Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon at Université Laval. The banquet will be held at the Morrin Centre in historical old Quebec City. This is the site of the city's first prison, built over 200 years ago, as well as the site of the Morrin College from 1862-1902.
If you have comments, inquiries, or would like to be added to the MOOT mailing list, please send a message to [mootnmr "at" gmail.com]. We are looking forward to seeing you in Quebec City in October.
Michèle Auger et Stéphane Gagné
25th MOOT NMR Minisymposium
October 20-21, 2012
Cover article in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics (Sept 4/12)
G. Jansen, P. Määttänen, A.Y. Denisov, L. Scarffe, B. Schade, H. Balghi, K. Dejgaard, L.Y. Chen, W.J. Muller, K. Gehring and D.Y. Thomas, "An interaction map of ER chaperones and foldases," Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 11 (2012) 710-723. (Cover article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/mcp.M111.016550
|"Canadian NMR Research"
Summer 2012 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" news bulletin is now available for download. In this issue: the opening of the Bruker Spectroscopy Facility at SFU, NSERC 2012 competition results, a special feature on NMR Software, and much more! You are welcome to share this bulletin with your colleagues and students.
Cover article in Angewandte Chemie (Aug 14/12)
A closer look: Solid-state 7Li and 17O NMR spectroscopy is a valuable tool in the characterization of products formed in the lithium–oxygen battery, a necessary step in the development of a viable cell. Since lithium peroxide, the desired discharge product, has a unique 17O NMR signature, it can be clearly identified.
Michal Leskes, Nicholas E. Drewett, Laurence J. Hardwick, Peter G. Bruce, Gillian R. Goward, and Clare P. Grey, "Direct Detection of Discharge Products in Lithium–Oxygen Batteries by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy," Angewandte
Chemie International Edition 51 (2012)
8560–8563. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201202183
This cover article is #11 to feature results obtained using resources of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids, and the third article in Angewandte Chemie. See the complete list of research publications enabled by the Facility here (complete list).
Recognition: Rod Wasylishen (Aug 11/12)
Professor Roderick Wasylishen (University of Alberta) has been awarded one of the highest accolades in the field of solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Rod has been selected as the 2014 Vaughan Lecturer at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry.
Please see the link below regarding a petition to start a new Gordon Research Conference on "Frontiers of Magnetic Resonance". The short version is that the original Magnetic Resonance GRC was unfortunately cancelled recently due to insufficient attendance over the past several years, perceived by the GRC organizers to be due to the lack of interest in the magnetic resonance community - much more information on this is provided in the link below.
If you are supportive of this effort please sign the petition, and also forward to other colleagues in the community whom I may have accidentally left out and who you think may be interested in having the magnetic resonance GRC meeting reinstated. Many thanks.
Department of Chemistry
The Ohio State University
Dynamics Center for TopSpin
Bruker Biospin has recently released a new version of its Dynamics Center software in two parts for fitting relaxation and diffusion NMR parameters. General Dynamics Center is intended for analysing T1, T2, T1rho, DOSY, REDOR, and CP buildup experiments, while Protein Dynamics Center can be used to fit heteronuclear NOE, T1, T2, T1rho, exchange, and NOE/T1/T2 data.
The program is very straightforward to use for 2D and 3D datasets, with automated peak picking, selection of the fitting function (although it is possible to fit data to any function desired), and generation of a report as an Excel-readable or text file. DOSY data can even be fit using an inverse Laplace transform.
The program currently exists in Linux and Windows formats. General Dynamics Center is free and only requires an existing TopSpin processing license, either full or a three-year student license, while Protein Dynamics Center requires a separate license. A Macintosh version is under development, as is the implementation of new methods.
To download the program and tutorials, go to http://www.bruker-biospin.com log in (anyone can create an account), and from there, click on Service & Support / NMR / Software Downloads / Dynamics Center.
For more information about the program, contact Martine Monette (martine.monette "at" bruker.ca) or Robin Stein (robin.stein "at" bruker.ca), and for more information about the Protein Dynamics Center license, contact Joseph Weiss (joseph.weiss "at" bruker.ca), or request a three-month demo license from any of us.
Cover article in Nature Chemistry (June 7/12)
V.N. Vukotic, K.J. Harris, K. Zhu, R.W. Schurko and S.J. Loeb, "Metal–organic frameworks with dynamic interlocked components," Nature Chemistry 4 (2012) 456–460. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1354
"Canadian NMR Research"
News Bulletin (May 14/12)
You are welcome to share it with your colleagues and students.
Thanks for reading!
I.L. Moudrakovski and J.A. Ripmeester, "Gas Hydrates Studied by MRI", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Wiley (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1289
K.W. Feindel, "MRI Studies of Liquids in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Wiley (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1268
I.V. Mastikhin and B.J. Balcom, "Centric SPRITE MRI of Biomaterials with Short T2*", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Wiley (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1265
Agilent Technologies has announced the winner of the fourth annual Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Dr. Anthony Mittermaier, associate professor of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, will receive $50,000 per year for two years in his name, to support his research.
Mittermaier joined the faculty in the department of chemistry at McGill in 2005 and has used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in his research to develop an understanding of how the primary amino-acid sequence of a protein determines its dynamic properties. His work has also established links between structural mobility at the microscopic level and functional activity at the macroscopic level.
This year's award focused on the field of structural biology using NMR, an area of research highly valued by Agilent. To qualify for the award, a professor must make significant contributions to the subset of structural biology that uses NMR techniques to improve understanding of the molecular structure and function of nucleic acids or proteins. Mittermaier's research has successfully applied molecular biology, mutagenesis methods and NMR to probe the relationship between protein sequences, dynamics and function.
"We are delighted to learn that Agilent has selected our colleague Anthony Mittermaier for this prestigious award," said professor R. Bruce Lennox, chair of McGill's department of chemistry. "Professor Mittermaier is a pioneer in recognizing the power of an integrated dynamic and thermodynamic approach to understanding protein behavior. His combined NMR/calorimetry approach to sorting out the coupled protein folding/allostery problem is likely to find widespread application to many protein systems."
"This year, we were fortunate to have another group of impressive candidates," said Jack Wenstrand, director of University Relations at Agilent. "Our winner, Dr. Anthony Mittermaier, has demonstrated the highest level of excellence and skill in structural biology, and we are looking forward to following his innovative research endeavors."
The Agilent Early Career Professor Award is presented annually to recognize and encourage excellence in measurement research. It seeks to establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their careers, as well as to underscore Agilent's role as a sponsor of university research. More details are available at
|Nanalysis Corp. a Calgary based company has recently launched a 60MHz bench-top NMR spectrometer called the NMReady. The Alberta Company was established in 2009 with a mandate to design and manufacture compact Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) devices. The company initially sought to commercialize Force-detected NMR (FDNMR) as realized in BOOMERANG technology, but soon transitioned to miniaturize traditional NMR to bring FT NMR technology to the bench or glovebox.|
NMReady debuted in March, 2012 at the American Chemical Society
meeting in San Diego. Conference attendees were pleasantly surprised to
find 60MHz spectroscopic resolution, running both 19F and 1H, at a fraction
of the size and cost of current NMR instrumentation. The small size of
the instrument allows it to fit on the benchtop, in the fume hood or even
inside a glovebox. It comes equipped with a built-in touch screen display
that features an easy-to-use, OneTouch NMR, operator interface. The NMReady
is a cryogen-free NMR system, uses standard 3mm and 5 mm NMR tubes and
has a very modest service schedule.
The NMReady has application in all types of industries, including oil & gas, chemical, pharma, biotech, and food processing, and in government and university labs. It also works as an ideal training tool in an academic setting, allowing students to gain hands-on experience with NMR. The compact NMR spectrometer can improve workflow, reduce costs of outsourcing and allow large organizations to optimize all of their spectroscopic resources.
Introduction to the NMReady 60P on YouTube
Nanalysis has just entered into a collaborative research agreement with Thesis Chemistry, a Green Chemistry organization in Cambridge, Ontario. The company will integrate the analytical capability of the NMReady bench-top NMR spectrometer into their program of transforming lignocellulosic biomass into green chemicals. See the press release at
will be showcasing the NMReady at CSC
2012, May 26-30, 2012, in Calgary. Visit booth #222,
to get a live demo and see first-hand the capabilities of the NMReady.
For more information on the applications and functions of the NMReady, visit http://www.nanalysis.com
The Solid-State NMR Symposium at the 54th Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry will take place July 15-19, 2012 at the Copper Conference Center in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Consider attending one of the traditional workshops and seminars ssociated with this conference (registration required).
Bruker Solid State NMR workshop and seminar
July 15, 2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bruker EPR Meeting
July 15, 2012, starts at 6:30 pm
Agilent Technologies User Meeting
July 15, 2012
Abstracts are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations.
Deadline to submit an oral presentation abstract is May 1, 2012.
Deadline to submit a poster presentation abstract is June 15,
2012. For information on submitting an abstract visit
registration is now open. Discounts are offered to those who
are registered and paid on or before July 1, 2012
You can access additional details on hotel reservations, discounted travel, area attractions and program content at http://www.rockychem.com
Nominations for the 2014 Vaughan Lecturer (SSNMR Symposium at the Rocky Mountain Conference for Analytical Chemistry) are being solicited from the solid-state NMR community. The deadline for the nominations is July 1, 2012.
The nominations should include the following:
1. Name of nominee, the nominees affiliation, address, phone, fax and e-mail.
2. Name of nominator, address, phone, fax and e-mail.
3. A brief (no more than 300 words) description of the work(s) serving as the basis for the nomination.
The nomination letters should be sent to [reimer "at" berkeley.edu]
The Vaughan Lecturer selection committee is comprised of the Chair and the six most recent Vaughan Lecturers: Jeff Reimer (Chair), Lucio Frydman, Clare P. Grey, Robin K. Harris, Malcolm H. Levitt, Ago Samoson, Kurt Zilm.
Nominations for the Vaughan Lecturer are solicited from the solid-state NMR community, and the awardee is chosen from these nominations by the Selection Committee. The winner is notified prior to the meeting and announced to the community during the last session of the RMCAC SSNMR symposium. 2012 Vaughan Lecturer is Mark Conradi.
6th Annual VIVA NMR Symposium (May 18/12)
I am pleased to announce that the 6th Annual VIVA NMR symposium will take place Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Mountain Campus)in Burnaby B.C. Yes, that is only 6 weeks away! This year we will also celebrate the opening of our new "Bruker Spectroscopy Facility" in the newly renovated SFU Chemistry Department.
The aim of this one day symposium is to bring together NMR users, researchers and managers from western Canada and the north-west of the USA to share information on topics of general NMR interest and to foster the development of an NMR community. Talks or poster presentations by graduate students are especially encouraged. Talks must be registered before June 15th, all other registrations will end on June 20th.
On-line registration should be available soon at: http://www.sfu.ca/~vivanmr/registration.html
The symposium is designed to be affordable and thanks to generous sponsorship by Bruker Canada and Agilent Technologies, the registration fees are only $20 for students and $40 for non-students which includes the lunch BBQ and afternoon poster social session. The program will consist of 15-20 minute talks, a BBQ lunch at the Highland Pub, and a poster session/social gathering.
A meeting of NMR facility managers is scheduled to follow immediately after the conference. For further details see the conference website: http://www.sfu.ca/~vivanmr
Due to the short time available we have not been able to reserve special accommodation this year but there are links on the website to accommodation at SFU. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested.
I hope to see you all soon!
-- Dr. Andrew Lewis
Director, Magnetic Resonance & Mass Spectrometry Facilities
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Email: arl "at" sfu.ca, Tel: 604 306 7959
Fax: 778 782 3765, Office: Shrum Science Chemistry, Room 9039
National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for
Solids and Bruker Canada are pleased to present
the 7th Annual Solid-State NMR Workshop at
the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and
Exhibition in Calgary (CSC
2012). The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2012, 13:00 - 19:00, in the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.
This annual Canadian solid-state NMR event focuses on the latest developments in solid-state NMR spectroscopy with emphasis on practical aspects and applications in materials and life sciences. The workshop will be of interest not only to NMR spectroscopists, but also to students and other researchers interested in using modern NMR techniques in their research practice.
Download the Workshop Program and Abstracts (PDF)
Session 1 (CTCC, Chinook 4), Chair David Bryce (University of Ottawa)
13:00-13:05 David Bryce (University of Ottawa) Opening comments
13:05-13:25 Anne-Marie Thompson (NSERC) "Major
Resources Support program" (brief presentation
13:25-13:50 Roderick Wasylishen (University of Alberta) "High-Field NMR Studies of Strontium-87 in Solids"
13:50-14:15 Brandon Greer (University of Manitoba) "Characterisation of Chromium-bearing "Yellow Phase" in Model Nuclear Waste Glasses by Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy"
14:15-14:40 Venkataraman Thangadurai (University of Calgary) "Evaluation of Structure, Ion-Exchange and Transport Properties of Fast Li ion Conducting Garnet-type Solid Electrolytes by Solid State Li NMR Spectroscopy and AC Impedance"
14:40-15:00 Coffee Break
Session 2 (CTCC, Chinook 4), Chair Scott Kroeker (University of Manitoba)
15:00-15:25 Robin Stein (Bruker Canada) "Proton Solid-State NMR Crystallography"
15:25-15:50 Frédéric Perras (University of Ottawa) "35Cl Solid-State NMR of Covalently-Bound, Organic, Chlorine at 21.1 T and the use of QUEST (QUadrupolar Exact SofTware)"
15:50-16:15Bryan Lucier (University of Windsor) "Solid-State NMR Investigations of 'Stacked' Square-Planar Pt(II) Systems"
16:15-16:40 Andreas Brinkmann (NRC Canada) "Dipolar Recoupling in Fast Magic-Angle-Spinning NMR at High Magnetic Fields"
16:40-17:05 Gillian Goward (McMaster University) "Measuring Ion Dynamics by NMR Observations from the Point of View of the Host Lattice"
17:10 Reception sponsored by Bruker Canada
We cordially invite you to participate in the IV Ibero-American NMR Meeting which will be celebrated along with the VI GERMN Bienal Meeting and the III Iberian NMR Meeting, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, from 25 to 28 September, 2012. This special arrangement will offer the Ibero-American NMR spectroscopists and others interested, a large audience and a great opportunity to present and share their results.
Registrations are open and abstracts to be considered for oral contribution can be submitted until April 30th.
Brian Goodfellow (CICECO, Aveiro, Portugal)
Claudio Fernandez (UNR, Rosario, Argentina)
Claudio Tormena (IQM, UNICAMP, Campinas Brazil)
Luis Alberto Colnago (EMBRAPA, Brasília, Brazil
Hartmut Oschkinat (FMP, Berlin, Germany)
Jarbas Resende (UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Jesús Angulo (CSIC, Seville, Spain)
João Rocha (CICECO, Aveiro, Portugal)
Marta Bruix (CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Natàlia Carulla (IRB, Barcelona, Spain)
Julien Wist (Universidade del Valle, Cali, Colombia)
Volker Dötsch (Goethe Univ. Frankfurt, Germany)
Travel stipends: http://www.spq.pt/eventos/iberoanmr2012/?ver=travel
full details, important deadlines and updates, please visit our website:
Looking forward to meet you in Aveiro,
The organizing committee
The goal of this meeting is to bring together internationally recognized scientists and students in the field of systems biology, protein biochemistry, and proteomics to promote scientific discussion and the development of new collaborations.
Of special interest for NMR spectroscopists will be the session "Dynamic links between protein structure and function". Invited speakers to this session include Lewis Kay (University of Toronto), Katherine Henzler-Wildman (Washington University School of Medicine), Gianluigi Veglia (University of Minnesota), Kevin Gardner (University of Texas Southwestern) and Dorothee Kern (Brandeis).
More information can be found at http://www.oisb.ca/june_2012_symposium/ccsb_2012.htm
Registration is now open. Abstract submission deadline is May 15th, 2012.
University of Ottawa
10 Marie Curie
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5
Natalie.Goto "at" uottawa.ca
Tel (613) 562-5800 (6918)
Fax (613) 562-5170
Chemistry (RSC) profiles Prof. Julian Zhu (Université
de Montréal) as the author of the week.
paper in Science (April
P. Neudecker, P. Robustelli, A. Cavalli, P. Walsh, P. Lundström, A. Zarrine-Afsar, S. Sharpe, M. Vendruscolo, and L.E. Kay, "Structure of an Intermediate State in Protein Folding and Aggregation," Science 336 (2012) 362-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1214203
Science Perspective: David Eliezer, "Visualizing Amyloid Assembly," Science 336 (2012) 308-309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1220356
of MRI: A Primer (April 13/12)
article in Chemical Science (April 3/12)
3rd Canadian Magnetism Meeting will be held in Calgary on May 25th,
right before the CSC kicks off. This day-long meeting is intended
to allow researcher in all fields of magnetism to share their recent
research developments, and network with other members of the Canadian
All interested are welcome to attend. In order to help organization, please send an email to confirm if you and your group will attend (contact information below).
We have a lineup of invited speakers covering various areas of magnetism: Daniel Gamelin (U Washington), Daniel Leznoff (SFU), Natia Frank (UVic), Laurie Thompson (MUN), TK Sham (Western), Kathryn Preuss (Guelph), and Arthur Mar (UofA).
There will be a poster session for students with best poster awards. We will be accepting email submissions of abstracts (200-word abstract, 1 picture) until May 7th.
There is no registration fee for this meeting.
More info can be found at:
Visit often, the website will get regular updates in the coming weeks.
All those interested to attend and/or to submit an abstract, please email Robin Arseneault at [raarsene "at" ucalgary.ca]
We are looking forward to seeing all of you in Calgary.
P. Grey, Gillian R. Goward, Editorial "Solid-State NMR in
Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion," Solid State
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
42 (2012) 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.03.001
A. Kuhn, M. Kunze, P. Sreeraj, H.-D. Wiemhöfer, V. Thangadurai,
M. Wilkening, P. Heitjans, "NMR relaxometry as a versatile
tool to study Li dynamics in potential battery materials," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 42 (2012) 2-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.02.001
L.J.M. Davis, X.J. He, A.D. Bain, G.R. Goward, "Studies of Lithium Ion Dynamics in Paramagnetic Cathode Materials Using 6Li 1D Selective Inversion Methods," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 42 (2012) 26-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.01.002
New NMR book (March 1/12)
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: A Practical Introduction (Volume 1)
David E. Axelson (author)
Paperback: 472 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 26, 2012)
state nuclear magnetic resonance now offers a wide variety of methods
for characterization of materials of different compositions over a
wide range of experimental conditions (temperatures, pressures, etc.).
Both simple and sophisticated pulse sequences enable one to selectively
probe and quantify physical properties of interest. This book mainly
dwells on the practical aspects of selected topics and uses a largely
non-mathematical, although extensively referenced, approach to the
introduction of solid state NMR concepts."
Chapter 1 : Principles of Solid State NMR
Chapter 2 : Introduction to Pulse Sequences
Chapter 3 : Decoupling
Chapter 4 : Quantitative Analysis
Chapter 5 : Artifacts
Chapter 6 : Line Broadening Mechanisms
Chapter 7 : Resolution Enhancement
Chapter 8 : Variable Temperature
For the detailed table of contents
To contact the author, Dr. David E. Axelson
Our keynote lecturer this year is Prof. Chad Reinstra (UIUC) on BioSolids NMR. We will have Dr. Frank Delaglio (NIDDK, NIH) for the NMRPipe Suite; Dr. Nico Tjandra (LBPC, NIH) with Dynamics and Relaxation; Dr. Bruce Johnson (UMBC) on NMRView; Dr. Charles Schwieters (ISL, NIH) demonstrating Xplor-NIH, and one day on pulse sequence programming (Agilent/Bruker).
more information visit
Please mark your calendars,
Timothy Burrow, Ph.D. MBA
University of Toronto 416-978-5728
NMR Web pages:
this is a reminder that the CSC 2012 abstract submission deadline is February 15.
On behalf of the organizing committee for the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, it is my pleasure to invite you to take part in the "Solid-State NMR" symposium sponsored by the Physical, Theoretical and Computational Division of the Chemical Society of Canada. CSC 2012 will be held in Calgary, May 26-30, 2012. Three half-day sessions will be devoted to the Solid-State NMR symposium tentatively beginning Sunday afternoon, May 27th.
The confirmed invited speakers are Michèle Auger (Laval), Jochen Autscbach (SUNY - Buffalo), Alex Bain (McMaster), Darren Brouwer (Redeemer), David Bryce (Ottawa), Gillian Goward (McMaster), Yining Huang (Western), Scott Kroeker (Manitoba), Andrew MacFarlane (UBC), Karl T. Mueller (PNNL - Richland), Luke O'Dell (NRC Canada), John Ripmeester (NRC Canada), Rob Schurko (Windsor), Victor Terskikh (NRC Canada), Gang Wu (Queen's).
In addition, the conference will feature the usual poster session. Finally, on Saturday, May 26th the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids and Bruker Canada will be hosting the 7th Annual Solid-State NMR Workshop. I certainly hope that you and your colleagues can attend the workshop.
Please visit the conference web site http://www.csc2012.ca for a full list of symposia and for abstract submission instructions. All abstracts must be submitted on-line by Wednesday, February 15. The Web site also provides information on the many attractions in the Calgary area.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Calgary at the end of May. Very best wishes.
Dr. Roderick E. Wasylishen
Canada Research Chair in Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre
University of Alberta
Canada T6G 2G2
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), we are pleased to welcome you to the website for the 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 14-17, 2012.
The main themes of this years conference are Energy, Environment and Sustainability, which are critical issues faced by chemical engineers both in Canada and around the world. Five international symposia: gasification, biomass and bioenergy, fuel cells-battery-electrochemical technologies, sustainability and spouted beds, are to be organized by multinational committees of experts in each field. Regular programs in all aspects of chemical engineering are also planned by the Subject Divisions of the CSChE. Separate graduate and undergraduate programs are organized by our student committees to showcase the student contributions and to promote exchange of ideas for our young and bright chemical engineers.
look forward to seeing you at the Conference!
Maja Veljkovic, Conference Chair
X.Tony Bi, Conference Co-Chair
April 14, 2012
InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida 33131
09:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
09:00 10:30 Sessions
10:30 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 12:15 Sessions
12:15 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:45 Sessions
14:45 15:00 Break
15:00 16:00 Sessions
16:00 17:00 Workshops (3 parallel)
17:00 19:00 Reception
|J.L. Kitevski-LeBlanca and R.S. Prosser, "Current Applications of 19F NMR to Studies of Protein Structure and Dynamics," Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 62 (2012) 1-33. (Invited Review) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnmrs.2011.06.003|
Workshops - Saturday, April 14, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakfast Symposium - Sunday, April 15, 8:00am - Noon
Both events will be at the InterContinental Miami, Miami, FL
more information and to register
|G. Wu and J. Zhu "NMR studies of alkali metal ions in organic and biological solids," Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 61 (2012) 1-70. (Invited Review) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnmrs.2011.06.002|
and registration will open on January 16th. You are all cordially invited to attend this meeting, which continues the longstanding tradition of AMPERE congresses.
General Secretary, Groupement AMPERE
Call for Nominations for the Raymond Andrew Prize for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of magnetic resonance
For the Raymond Andrew Prize 2012 the AMPERE Prize Committee is seeking your help in searching for qualified candidates who completed their dissertation during the period of 2010/2011. The prize will be presented during the EUROMAR in Dublin (Ireland) from 1th to 5th July 2012.
You are kindly invited to submit nominations by e-mail to
andrewprice "at" nmr.phys.chem.ethz.ch
Suggestions must be received by 15th February 2012 and should include the following documents: (1) Nomination letter, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) List of publications and presentations at conferences, (4) PhD thesis in PDF.
thesis should be written in English. In exceptional cases, the thesis
may also be submitted in triplicate as a hardcopy to the AMPERE
Submissions that arrive too late will automatically be transferred to the next year. The prize committee will reconsider excellent contributions for two years in a row.
For a list of past Andrew Prize winners see: http://www.ampere.ethz.ch/andrew_prize.htm
Secretary General, Groupement AMPERE