Thursday, November 17, 2011

Recognition: Lewis Kay

Special issue of the Journal of Biomolecular NMR on the occasion of Prof. Lewis E. Kay’s 50th birthday, volume 51, numbers 1-2, September 2011.

Kevin H. Gardner, Anthony Mittermaier and Frans A.A. Mulder, "A tribute to Lewis E. Kay on his 50th birthday" Journal of Biomolecular NMR 51 (2011) 3-4. (Editorial)

A fitting collection of 18 research publications by colleagues, friends and former students of Lewis Kay to celebrate his many pioneering contributions to the field of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin

Fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Fall 2011 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin is now available for download. In this issue Kalle Gehring (McGill) introduces a new CREATE training program in Bionanomachines. There are also many interesting recent research and hardware developments and awards, and as usual plentiful of MR publications! You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your students and co-workers.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CREATE program in Bionanomachines

Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Bionanotechnology

The new NSERC-sponsored CREATE Training Program in Bionanomachines (CTPB) offers summer research stipends to undergraduates and 2-year stipends to graduate students in 22 laboratories in Montreal, Qu├ębec City, Calgary and Saskatoon. Bionanomachines is a young and developing field at the intersection of structural biology, supramolecular chemistry and biophysics that seeks to understand how biological machines function at the molecular level, and to harness their power for applications in health, chemistry and physics. For more information visit or contact the CTPB Coordinator at ( "at"

Review in Nature Methods

J.R. Bothe, E.N. Nikolova, C.D. Eichhorn, J. Chugh, A.L. Hansen and H.M. Al-Hashimi, "Characterizing RNA dynamics at atomic resolution using solution-state NMR spectroscopy," Nature Methods 8 (2011) 919–931. (Review)