Monday, September 27, 2010

Bruker Almanac for iPhone/iPod touch

Published annually for over three decades, Bruker Almanac has been a tradition in Bruker's history, providing useful information to many scientists around the world. This almanac is now available as a free application for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad that can be downloaded from the iTunes store (download link). Bruker Almanac App provides several handy tables of useful NMR information.

To download the complete Bruker Almanac 2010 as a PDF file with scientific tables and charts and Bruker product guide visit

Another NMR-related i-App is from Tim Burrow (University of Toronto). His recently updated Attenuator utility calculates attenuation values:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Review in Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

A.J. Simpson, D.J. McNally, M.J. Simpson "NMR Spectroscopy in Environmental Research: From Molecular Interactions to Global Processes," Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (2010) in press. (Invited Review)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting

The 2011 Annual Meeting will be held in the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, March 5-9, 2011.

Sunday, October 3, 2010, is the abstract submission deadline and deadline to apply for travel awards and the SRAA competition.

Abstract Submission

Student, International, Minority, and CPOW Travel Award Applications

Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Application

Remember, you MUST be a 2011 Member to submit or sponsor an abstract and to apply for travel awards and the SRAA competition. Members also enjoy reduced registration rates. To join the Society, visit:

For continually updated Annual Meeting information, visit

Biophysical Society
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 634-7114 Phone
(301) 634-7133 Fax
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cover article in Dalton Transactions

David Bryce (University of Ottawa) has written a Perspective for Dalton Transactions about recent advancements in 43Ca NMR spectroscopy and its applications in materials science.

David L. Bryce "Calcium Binding Environments Probed by 43Ca NMR Spectroscopy," Dalton Transactions 39 (2010) 8593-8602. (Cover Article).

This Perspective is featured on the cover of the current Dalton Transaction issue (2010, #37), and was recently highlighted by SpectroscopyNow.

This is an eighth cover article featuring results obtained using resources of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. See our cover gallery and the complete list of research publications enabled by the Facility here (complete list).

Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries

L.E. Kay, "Structure and Dynamics of Proteins – Big and Small", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2010).

W.F. Reynolds, "Heteronuclear Multiple Bond Correlation (HMBC) Spectra", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2010).

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NMR paper in Science

D.M. Korzhnev, T.L. Religa, W.Banachewicz, A.R. Fersht, L.E. Kay, "A Transient and Low-Populated Protein-Folding Intermediate at Atomic Resolution", Science 329 (2010) 1312-1316.

Abstract: "Proteins can sample conformational states that are critical for function but are seldom detected directly because of their low occupancies and short lifetimes. In this work, we used chemical shifts and bond-vector orientation constraints obtained from nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation dispersion spectroscopy, in concert with a chemical shift–based method for structure elucidation, to determine an atomic-resolution structure of an "invisible" folding intermediate of a small protein module: the FF domain. The structure reveals non-native elements preventing formation of the native conformation in the carboxyl-terminal part of the protein. This is consistent with the kinetics of folding in which a well-structured intermediate forms rapidly and then rearranges slowly to the native state. The approach introduces a general strategy for structure determination of low-populated and transiently formed protein states."

This research article by Lewis Kay (University of Toronto) and colleagues is also accompanied by the Science Perspective

H.M. Al-Hashimi, "Exciting Structures", Science 329 (2010) 1295-1296.