Monday, May 23, 2011

Recognition: Rod Wasylishen

Prof. Roderick Wasylishen (University of Alberta) has been awarded the 2011 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance. The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) awards honor analytical chemists who have distinguished career achievements and advanced their fields by superior work in developing theory, techniques or instrumentation.

The 2011 EAS award will be presented at the 50th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, November 14-17, 2011, Somerset, New Jersey. The award session has been organized by Cecil Dybowski (Delaware) and will include talks by John Ripmeester (NRC Canada), Marek Pruski (Ames Laboratory), Karl Mueller (PNL), Robert Schurko (Windsor), Gang Wu (Queen’s), David Bryce (Ottawa), and Roderick Wasylishen (Alberta).

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

NMR Winter School at CEA Saclay, France

Experiments and Modelling in Structural NMR

November 28 - December 2, 2011
INSTN - CEA Saclay, France (20 km South of Paris)
Registration deadline: October 30, 2011

The aim of the school is to provide basic understanding on the coupling of theoretical Modelling and Simulation methods to the Experiments in structural NMR, for biology and material science. This school will therefore cover liquid, oriented media and solid state NMR approaches.

The School is composed of Seminars in the morning and Practical Training (experimental and computational sessions) in the afternoon involving both the theoretical and experimental aspects.

The school covers several topics in the field of structural NMR. In the first part, following an introduction on general principles, the basic knowledge in isotropic and anisotropic media is given. The second part deals with the structural studies of biological systems and materials while the third gives an overview of a some advanced concepts including Hyper-polarization, Fast NMR and Diffusion process.

For more information and to download the School Flyer:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New EPR book

Multifrequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: Theory and Applications

edited by Sushil K. Misra (Concordia University)
Hardcover: 1056 pages
Publisher: Wiley-VCH; June, 2011
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3527407798

Wiley: "Filling the gap for a systematic, authoritative, and up-to-date review of this cutting-edge technique, this book covers both low and high frequency EPR, emphasizing the importance of adopting the multifrequency approach to study paramagnetic systems in full detail by using the EPR method. In so doing, it discusses not only the underlying theory and applications, but also all recent advances -- with a final section devoted to future perspectives."

Web: Sushil K. Misra, Department of Physics, Concordia University

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin

The Spring 2011 Issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" news bulletin is now available for download. You are welcome to share it with your colleagues and students. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

MOOT XXIV - first announcement

We are pleased to announce that the MOOT XXIV NMR Symposium will take place October 22nd-23rd (2011) in Toronto, Ontario, hosted at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. The MOOT NMR Symposium has traditionally been a meeting bringing together NMR spectroscopists from across Ontario, Quebec, and more recently the Maritimes and the nearby United States. This trainee-oriented meeting aims to give blossoming researchers the opportunity to present their research to the close-knit Canadian NMR community. Talks and posters will be held at the Hospital for Sick Children, located in the Discovery District of downtown Toronto, and the banquet will be held at historic Hart House on the University of Toronto campus.

In addition, Agilent Technologies will be holding a day long symposium and mixer the day before this year's MOOT (Oct. 21). More information regarding the agenda and location for this symposium will be posted soon and available on

We are working to update the conference website. Detailed information will be available shortly at , with registration and abstract submission for posters and talks opening in early June 2011.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Chelsea, conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of the conference venue, at a rate of $129/night (double occupancy) - booking details will be posted to the conference website later in May.

Porter Airlines offers a 20% discount on all fare classes for attendees travelling to Toronto for the MOOT NMR Symposium. Porter provides free in-flight snacks and beverages, including beer and wine. Please book online at Porter. Flying refined.

If you have comments, inquiries, or would like to be added to the MOOT email list, please send a message to mootnmr "at"

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Sharpe lab - Molecular Structure and Function Programme, Hospital for Sick Children / Dept. of Biochemistry, U. Toronto

Borate 7

The Seventh International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts will be held in Halifax from August 21-25, 2011. This is the first time this triennial meeting will be held in Canada, with previous locations including Japan, Italy, Bulgaria, UK and USA. The meeting will have a strong solid-state NMR component, as members of the organizing committee include Joe Zwanziger (conference chair), Randy Youngman, Sabyasachi Sen and Scott Kroeker. Invited speakers include Hellmut Eckert and Sung Keun Lee.

For more information and to register: