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2013-2016 Canadian NMR News - Archive


Invitation to the Alex D. Bain Symposium - Dec 13, 2016 (Nov 29/16)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, Lewis Kay, Gillian Goward and Bob Berno, I would like to invite you to the Alex D. Bain Symposium “A Human Exchange on Chemical Exchange, Quadrupoles, Pulses and Relaxation”.

The symposium coordinates are:

Date: Tuesday December 13th, 2016
Time: 2-5pm
Place: PGCRL (The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children, 686 Bay Street, Toronto), Event Rm.1: 02-9320 (second floor)

This will be an excellent occasion to meet and celebrate Alex’s career and friendship.

Confirmed speakers include:

Gillian R. Goward (McMaster)
J. Stephen Hartman (Brock)
Paul Hazendonk (U. of Lethbridge)
Lewis E. Kay (U. of Toronto)
William F. Reynolds (U. of Toronto)
Rod Wasylishen (U. of Alberta)

Further information will be made available as we approach December 13th.

In the meantime, I hope you can mark your calendar for this event.

I hope to see you in Toronto on the 13th,

Regards, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Melacini, Ph.D.
Professor, McMaster University
Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
Dept. of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences

http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca/melacini
E-mail: melacin "at" mcmaster.ca
phone: (905)525-9140 ext. 26959


New book: Essential Mathematics for NMR and MRI Spectroscopists (Nov 5/16)

Essential Mathematics for NMR and MRI Spectroscopists

Essential Mathematics for NMR and MRI Spectroscopists

by Keith C. Brown (University of Saskatchewan)
Hardcover: 551 pages
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry; Feb 2017
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1782627975
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1782627979
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1782627979

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:
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/ebook/978-1-78262-797-5#!divbookcontent


29th Annual MOOT NMR Conference in Charlottetown, PEI (Sept 20/16)

Welcome to MOOT 29!

This year, we will be hosting the event at the Best Western in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on the weekend of September 30th - October 2nd, 2016.

The MOOT NMR meeting is now well-established and has always been a relatively small, informal gathering. Its main goal is to serve as a forum for students and postdocs to present their latest work. There is, of course, also an important social aspect, with a chance for the NMR community in central and eastern Canada to get together and catch up with each other. This year's meeting will follow the usual format: arrival and socializing on Friday (Upstreet Craft Brewing), talks and posters on Saturday, followed by a banquet (Lobster on the Wharf), then talks on Sunday morning.

Bookmark the MOOT website (http://www.mootnmr.org), or follow us on twitter (https://twitter.com/mootnmr) and watch for further updates.

We look forward to seeing you all in Charlottetown this fall.

Chris Kirby

--
The Organizing Committee
29th MOOT NMR Symposium
September 30th - October 2nd, 2016
Charlottetown, PE
Web: http://www.mootnmr.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mootnmr
E-mail: [mootnmr "at" gmail.com]

Julie Forman-Kay elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada (Sept 13/16)

via University of Toronto
http://biochemistry.utoronto.ca/2016/09/julie-forman-kay-elected-as-a-fellow-to-the-royal-society-of-canada/

FORMAN-KAY, Julie – Molecular Structure & Function Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Julie Forman-Kay is the foremost Canadian expert in developing and applying tools to study the structure, interactions and functions of disordered proteins of significant biomedical relevance. Her work has led to scientific understanding of the importance of disordered proteins and links their dynamic properties and biological function, providing a foundation for novel therapeutic approaches. Her contributions have attracted recognition in the form of numerous awards, invited presentations and leadership positions.

This year’s new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

https://www.rsc-src.ca/en/about-us/our-people/our-priorities/royal-society-canada-names-2016-new-fellows


9th Annual GRASP Symposium, Nov 21, 2016, McGill University (Sept 10/16)

November 21, 2016, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
http://grasp.mcgill.ca/english/symposium/symposium.html

NSERC 2016 Competition Results (Sept 1/16) [NSERC  ]

Discovery Grants

Darren Brouwer (Redeemer) New NMR Crystallography Approaches for Structure Determination of Difficult-to-Characterize Materials

James Davis (Guelph) Model Membrane Structure, Molecular Order, Fluctuations and Dynamics

Roberta Flemming (Western) Minerals as recorders of Earth and planetary processes

Scott Kroeker (Manitoba) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Complex Solids: Paramagnetism, Disorder and Nuclear Waste Materials

Steven LaPlante (INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier) Developing NMR and Biophysical Strategies to Study Protein-Ligand Interactions and Reveal Interesting Compound Properties

James Longstaffe (Guelph) Magnetic Resonance Studies of Intermolecular Interactions in Environmental Matrices

Vladimir Michaelis (Alberta) Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Biomaterials

Joe O'Neil (Manitoba) Measurements of Protein Dynamics to Elucidate Protein and Enzyme Function

Robert Schurko (Windsor) Solid-State NMR Across the Periodic Table: Methods and Applications

Leonidas Spyracopoulos (Alberta) Molecular Mechanism for the Chaperone Activity of Hsp90

Gang Wu (Queen's) Exploring new frontiers of oxygen-17 NMR spectroscopy for chemical and biological applications

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI)

John Corrigan (Western) Critical Upgrade to Chemistry Department's Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Vladimir Michaelis (Alberta) An Urgent Triple Resonance NMR Upgrade for Materials Characterization

Robert Schurko (Windsor) Low-temperature Solid-State NMR Probe

Yuanming Pan (Saskatchewan) Critical upgrade for a Bruker EMX ESR spectrometer in the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre



Metal-Metal Bonds in Digallium Compounds

Cover article in Chemistry - A European Journal (June 8/16)

Libor Kobera, Scott A. Southern, Gyandshwar Kumar Rao, Darrin S. Richeson and David L. Bryce, "New Experimental Insight into the Nature of Metal-Metal Bonds in Digallium Compounds: J Coupling between Quadrupolar Nuclei," Chemistry - A European Journal 22 (2016) online. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201600999

Direct insight into the elusive nature of multiple bonding between gallium atoms in molecular solids is obtained with ultrahigh-field two-dimensional 71Ga NMR spectroscopy. The gallium–gallium J couplings offer a novel perspective on the electronic structure of these bonds, and the intriguing results are discussed in the context of analogous data for carbon-carbon and boron-boron spin pairs.

This article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state 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.


10th Annual VIVA NMR symposium, June 17, 2016, University of Victoria (May 30/16)

VIVA 10 will be held this year on June 17, 2016 at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC.

VIVA is an informal annual one-day symposium which gathers NMR users to share research results and strengthen ties within the NMR community in Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest.

For more information or to register, please visit our web page at http://www.uvic.ca/viva

Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested.

We are looking forward to seeing you at VIVA,

For the organizing committee,

Christopher Barr
NMR Facility Manager
Chemistry Department
University of Victoria
http://www.uvic.ca/science/chemistry/people/staff/index.php

NMR paper in Nature (May 6/16)

L. Ye, N.V. Eps, M. Zimmer, O.P. Ernst, R.S. Prosser,
"Activation of the A2A adenosine G-protein-coupled receptor by conformational selection," Nature (2016) online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature17668

Cover article in Organometallics (April 18/16)
Organometallics M.Q.Y. Tay, G. Ilic, U. Werner-Zwanziger, Y. Lu, R. Ganguly, L. Ricard, G. Frison, D. Carmichael, and D. Vidovic, "Preparation, Structural Analysis, and Reactivity Studies of Phosphenium Dications," Organometallics 35 (2016) 439–449. (Cover Article)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00763


CSC 2016 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Jan 12/16)

The 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2016) "Chemistry: The Next Wave" will take place in Halifax, NS from June 5-9, 2016. The CSC is the largest annual national event for chemical professionals attracting close to 2500 participants each year.

Abstract submission and registration is now open
http://csc2016.ca/


Consider attending two NMR-related symposia:

"Structure, Dynamics and Implications of Multi-state Biomolecules" (BM) http://csc2016.ca/node/246

Organizers:
Scott Prosser, University of Toronto
Jan Rainey, Dalhousie University

Invited Speakers:
Neil Farrow, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, USA
Marta Filizola, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Joerg Gsponer, University of British Columbia
Anthony Mittermaier, McGill University
Elizabeth Meiering, University of Waterloo
Steven Plotkin, University of British Columbia
Scott Prosser, University of Toronto
Jan Rainey, Dalhousie University
Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt University, USA
Simon Sharpe, Hospital for Sick Children
Donald Spratt, Clark University, USA

"Advances in Solid State NMR: Inorganic Materials, Biological Solids and Theoretical Developments" (PT & MT) http://csc2016.ca/node/254


Organizer: Josef Zwanziger, Dalhousie University

Invited Speakers:
Steven Brown, University of Warwick, UK
David Bryce, University of Ottawa
Scott Kroeker, University of Manitoba
Rob Schurko, University of Windsor
Simon Sharpe, University of Toronto
Suzana Straus, University of British Columbia
Rod Wasylishen, University of Alberta
Gang Wu, Queens University



C&EN: Nitroprusside Color Mystery Resolved (Oct 26/15)
Nitroprusside Color Mystery Resolved Y. Gao, A. Toubaei, X. Kong, G. Wu, "Solving the 170-Year-Old Mystery About Red-Violet and Blue Transient Intermediates in the Gmelin Reaction," Chemistry - A European Journal (2015) online. (Feature Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201503353
Chemical & Engineering News Concentrates "Nitroprusside Color Mystery Resolved" Volume 93 (2015), Issue 42, page 23. http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i42/Nitroprusside-Color-Mystery-Resolved.html

Para–Ferroelectric Transition in MOFs

Frontispiece article in Chemistry - A European Journal (Sept 24/15)

Jun Xu, Bryan E.G. Lucier, Regina Sinelnikov, Victor V. Terskikh, Viktor N. Staroverov, Yining Huang, "Monitoring and Understanding the Paraelectric –Ferroelectric Phase Transition in the Metal–Organic Framework [NH4][M(HCOO)3] by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy," Chemistry - A European Journal 21 (2015) 14348–14361. (Frontispiece Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201501954

Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy The [NH4][M(HCOO)3] (M=Mg, Zn) metal–organic framework (MOF) undergoes a paraelectric/ferroelectric phase transition below room temperature. In situ variable temperature 25Mg, 67Zn, 14N, and 13C solid-state NMR (SSNMR) experiments permit detailed investigation of the phase transition and temperature-induced changes within each phase. Pronounced changes in 25Mg and 67Zn NMR parameters are linked to subtle changes in the local metal environment, whereas 14N and 13C SSNMR experiments confirm that NH4+ framework hydrogen bonding plays an important role in the phase transition. This approach gave new physical insights and should prove to be useful for investigating electric phenomena in a wide variety of MOFs.

This article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state 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.


The 4th U.S.-Canada Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR, Stowe, Vermont, January 10-15, 2016 (Sept 26/15)

Organizers: Mei Hong (MIT), Chris Jaroniec (Ohio State) and Bob Griffin (MIT)

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to encourage your students, postdocs, and senior associates to attend the 4th Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR, which will be held on January 10-15, 2016, in Stowe, Vermont. Similar to the three previous 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 4th Winter School include:

- Basics of solid-state NMR: orientation-dependent NMR frequencies, MAS, tensors and rotations, density operator and its time evolution, dipolar recoupling, and average Hamiltonian theory.
- Multidimensional correlation spectroscopy, resonance assignment and protein structure determination
- Theory of dipolar decoupling and polarization transfer
- Pushing the sensitivity envelope: dynamic nuclear polarization and 1H detection - Effective "sensitivity enhancement" by non-uniform sampling
- Solid-state NMR techniques for measuring molecular motion
- Solid-state NMR techniques for measuring membrane protein orientation
- Beyond spin 1/2: NMR of quadrupolar nuclei
- Beating the 800-pound gorilla: NMR of membrane proteins
- XPLOR-NIH for structure calculation In addition to lectures, problem sets and their discussion sessions will be given at the meeting.

Speakers: The following people have agreed to give lectures: Tim Cross (Florida State), Philip Grandinetti (Ohio State), Bob Griffin (MIT), Mei Hong (MIT), Chris Jaroniec (Ohio State), Vladimir Ladizhansky (Guelph), Len Mueller (UC Riverside), Stanley Opella (UC San Diego), Bernd Reif (Tech Univ Munich), David Roynyak (Bucknell), Charles Schwieters (NIH), Robert Tycko (NIH)

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 TFL. We anticipate space for ~70 attendees.

Cost: Room and board will be free for attendees. The registration fee is $425 for academic attendees and $600 for industrial attendees.

Application: Interested students and postdocs should send the following application material as a single PDF file to [ws2016 "at" mit.edu]. The application material includes 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 ProfessorLastName_YourLastName_WS2016app.pdf. For example, the filename can be “Mueller_ Smith_WS2016app.pdf”.

Application deadline: Friday, Oct 30, 2015. Given the space limitation, applications received after the above date may not be possible to be accommodated.

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,
Mei and Chris

MOOT 2015 NMR Symposium (Sept 10/15)

Dear MOOT People,

MOOT will be at McMaster this year on the weekend of October 23-25, and it looks as if it will be a great meeting. The website (http://www.mootnmr.org) is now up to date with all of the information about registration, accommodations and our two invited speakers. Please encourage your students and postdocs to submit either a poster or a talk. Abstracts are due at the end of September. We look forward to seeing you in Hamilton.

The Organizing Committee
28th MOOT NMR Symposium
October 24th-October 25th, 2015
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
E-mail: [mootnmr "at" gmail.com]
http://www.mootnmr.org


Canadian event
MOOT XXVIII NMR Symposium
October 24-25, 2015, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

http://www.mootnmr.org
Canadian Journal of Chemistry, special issue dedicated to Professor John Ripmeester (Sept 5/15)

Canadian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 93, Number 8 (2015) (part 1 of 2)
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/toc/cjc/93/8

Canadian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 93, Number 9 (2015) (part 2 of 2)
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/toc/cjc/93/9

Darren Brouwer, David Bryce, Yining Huang, "Tribute: Professor John Ripmeester," Canadian Journal of Chemistry 93 (2015) v-vi. (Special Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2015-0316


Special issue of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry : Magnetic Resonance in Environmental Research, guest-edited by André Simpson (Aug 18/15)

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Special Issue: Magnetic Resonance in Environmental Research, Volume 53, issue 9 (2015) 633–779.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mrc.v53.9/issuetoc

Andre J. Simpson, "Editorial: Environmental NMR," Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 53 (2015) 633-634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4241

Caroline M. Preston, "Environmental NMR – the early years," Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 53 (2015) 635-647. (historical perspective) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4180


NSERC 2015 Competition Results (June 24/15) [NSERC  ]

Discovery Grants

Cheryl Arrowsmith (Toronto) Mechanisms of molecular recogntition by chromatin regulatory proteins

Michèle Auger (Laval) Structure, self-assembly properties and mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides, amyloid peptides and silk proteins

Bruce Balcom (UNB) Spatially Resolved Analytical Chemistry - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Materials

David Bryce (Ottawa) Insights from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance into Bonding Interactions in Solids

Peter Hwang (Alberta) Structure of high molecular weight protein systems by solution NMR spectroscopy

Voula Kanelis (Toronto) Studies of the effects of phosphorylation and protein interactions on ATP-binding casette transporter activity

Lewis Kay (Toronto) Solution NMR studies of the Hsp104/ClpB Chaperone

Pascale Legault (Montréal) Characterization of macromolecular complexes regulating let-7 microRNA biogenesis

Kristopher Ooms (The King's College Edmonton) Molecular level structure and dynamics of hydrated materials studied by NMR and IR spectroscopy

Myrna Simpson (Toronto) Molecular Biogeochemistry of Soil Organic Matter with Environmental Change

Hans Vogel (Calgary) Calcium regulatory proteins in plants and yeasts; an NMR approach


Discovery Accelerator Supplement
$120,000 over three years


David Bryce (Ottawa) Insights from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance into Bonding Interactions in Solids

Myrna Simpson (Toronto) Molecular Biogeochemistry of Soil Organic Matter with Environmental Change


Research Tools and Instruments (RTI)


Sean Barry (Carleton) 400 MHz NMR Magnet

9th Annual VIVA NMR symposium at SFU on Friday 17th July 2015 (June 19/15)

Hi,

this is an invitation to attend the 9th Annual VIVA NMR symposium, an event designed to bring together researchers, managers, and vendors interested in magnetic resonance in order to share knowledge and build a stronger NMR community.

This year VIVA will be held at the Halpern Center at Simon Fraser University on top of Burnaby Mountain.

Thanks to very generous financial support from a number of sponsors including:

Bruker
Advanced Chemistry Development Labs (ACD Labs)
Mestrelab Research
Quantix Scientific Inc.
BCIT Natural Health Products Research Group
A.R. Lewis & Associates Scientific Consultants
Silantes
UBC Chemistry Department
UVic Chemistry Department
SFU NMR Facility

I am very pleased to announce there will be NO COST to attend VIVA this year. Yes, it is Free and this includes coffee at registration, lunch, and drinks and appies at the poster / social session in the afternoon!

As always we strongly encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellow to give oral and poster presentations. Talks will be 20 minutes duration.

Details of the one-day event may be found on the VIVA website (including the online registration portal): http://www.sfu.ca/~vivanmr

Please forward this email invitation to other people you may think will be interested in attending and then register before July 10th so we can accurately predicts the catering needs and prepare the program.

We look forward to seeing you at VIVA!

If you have any questions please email me directly at [arl "at" sfu.ca]

Sincerely,
Andrew

--
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

NMR paper in Nature Chemistry (May 21/15)

Kelong Zhu, Christopher A. O'Keefe, V. Nicholas Vukotic, Robert W. Schurko and Stephen J. Loeb, "A molecular shuttle that operates inside a metal–organic framework," Nature Chemistry 7 (2015) 514–519. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2258

Nature Chemistry highlight: "Metal–organic frameworks: Shuttling in the solid state" 7 (2015) 470–471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2268

Chemical & Engineering News highlight: "Molecular Shuttles Get Organized" Volume 93 (2015), Issue 19, page 27. http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i19/Molecular-Shuttles-Organized.html


This paper in Nature Chimistry features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-state NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. For other research publications enabled by the 900 NMR Facility see http://nmr900.ca/publications_e.html

MOOT 2015 NMR Symposium (March 20/15)

Dear MOOT People,

McMaster will be hosting MOOT this year, on the weekend of October 24/25th, 2015. The website will be up soon with more details, but first, the mailing list needs some updating. If you wish to be added to the list, please send us your name and email address.

We look forward to seeing you in Hamilton.

The Organizing Committee
28th MOOT NMR Symposium
October 24th-October 25th, 2015
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
E-mail: [mootnmr "at" gmail.com]
http://www.mootnmr.org


Canadian event
MOOT XXVIII NMR Symposium
October 24-25, 2015, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

http://www.mootnmr.org


CSC 2015 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (March 28/15)

The 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2015) "Chemistry in a Sustainable World" will take place in Ottawa, Ontario from June 13-17, 2015. The CSC is the largest annual national event for chemical professionals attracting close to 2500 participants each year.

The Solid-State NMR symposium will run two full days: Sunday June 14 and Monday June 15. A symposium on “Solution NMR: Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function” will also be running all day on Tuesday June 16.

Early registration deadline is April 30, 2015.
http://www.csc2015.ca/

Confirmed international speakers for the Solid-State NMR Symposium organized by David Bryce (Ottawa) and Andreas Brinkmann (NRC) include:

Christian Bonhomme, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Darren Brouwer, Redeemer University College
Lyndon Emsley, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Gillian Goward, McMaster University
Philip Grandinetti, The Ohio State University, USA
Kenneth Harris, Cardiff University, UK
Yining Huang, University of Western Ontario
Chris Jaroniec, The Ohio State University, USA
John Ripmeester, National Research Council Canada
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Brandeis University, USA
Robert Schurko, University of Windsor
Mark Smith, Lancaster University, UK
Suzana Straus, University of British Columbia
Roderick Wasylishen, University of Alberta
Gang Wu, Queen’s University
Josef Zwanziger, Dalhousie University

More details on the symposia, abstract submission and registration will be posted on the conference website at http://www.csc2015.ca


Special issue of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry in honour of Prof. William F. Reynolds (March 20/15)

Colleagues,

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (Wiley) has announced a Special Issue in honour of Professor William F. Reynolds (University of Toronto), who has served the Journal as a senior editor for many years. This issue will be co-edited by Alex D. Bain (McMaster) and Raul G. Enriquez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Bill has been doing NMR for 50 years and is an international expert in liquid-state NMR pulse sequences and structure elucidation of natural products. Papers from any branch of NMR and natural products chemistry will be welcomed by the editors. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015. For further information, please contact Alex Bain [bain "at" mcmaster.ca].

Author Guidelines for submission can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-458Xa/homepage/ForAuthors.html

Alex D. Bain
Professor of Chemistry
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON, CANADA L8S 4M1
E-mail: bain "at" mcmaster.ca
phone: (905) 525 9140 ext 24524
fax: (905) 522 2509
http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca/bain/index.html

NMR paper in Nature (Dec 23/14)

A. Bah, R.M. Vernon, Z. Siddiqui, M. Krzeminski, R. Muhandiram, C. Zhao, N. Sonenberg, L.E. Kay & J.D. Forman-Kay, "Folding of an intrinsically disordered protein by phosphorylation as a regulatory switch," Nature (2014) online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13999

Chemical & Engineering News highlight: "Phosphorylation Pushes Floppy Protein To Fold" by Celia Henry Arnaud, Dec. 23, 2014 http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/12/Phosphorylation-Pushes-Floppy-Protein-Fold.html


"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (Nov 14/14)Fall 2014


Colleagues and fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Fall 2014 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin is now available for download, our traditional mix of news and research updates.

Thank you all who contributed and shared their news with the community. You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your colleagues and students.




Quadrupolar NMR in MOFs

Cover article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Oct 17/14)

185) Peng He, Bryan Lucier, Victor Terskikh, Qi Shi, Jinxiang Dong, Yueying Chu, Anmin Zheng, Andre Sutrisno, Yining Huang, "Spies Within Metal Organic Frameworks: Investigating Metal Centers Using Solid-State NMR," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (2014) 23728–23744. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp5063868

Solid-state NMR: yielding rich information on local environments of metals within metal-organic frameworks. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy (SSNMR) targeting NMR-active metal centers at natural abundance, in concert with ab initio density functional theory calculations and X-ray diffraction, is a powerful tool for elucidating the molecular-level structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). 91Zr, 115In, 139La, 47/49Ti, and 67Zn SSNMR experiments are sensitive to subtle differences in coordination, bond length distribution, and ligand geometry about the metal center within MOFs. SSNMR spectroscopy of metal centers offers an impressive addition to the arsenal of the techniques for MOF characterization. On the cover, the structure of the MOF MIL-140A is shown at three different magnifications, representing the detailed structural information available from SSNMR experiments. The corresponding 91Zr SSNMR spectrum of MIL-140A acquired at a magnetic field of 21.1 T is shown in the bottom right. The background is a perspective view down one of the channels within the MIL-140A crystal structure.

This cover article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state 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.


Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Special Issue: NMR of Liquid Crystals (Oct 9/14)

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Special Issue: NMR of Liquid Crystals

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

Special Issue: NMR of Liquid Crystals

October 2014, Volume 52, Issue 10 Pages 531–663

guest-edited by Ronald Y. Dong (UBC)

Ronald Y. Dong, "MRC special issue on NMR of liquid crystals," (Editorial) Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 52 (2014) 531. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4109

Canadian contributions

A.P. Manning, M. Giese, A.S. Terpstra, M.J. MacLachlan, W.Y. Hamad, R.Y. Dong and C.A. Michal, "NMR of guest-host systems: 8CB in chiral nematic porous glasses" Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 52 (2014) 532–539. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4101

A. Ferraz, J. Zhang, P.J. Sebastião, A.C. Ribeiro and R.Y. Dong, "Proton and deuterium nuclear spin relaxation study of the SmA and SmC* phases of BP8Cl-d17: a self-consistent analysis" Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 52 (2014) 546–555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4107

A.C.J. Weber, D.H.J. Chen, "Conformational problem of alkanes in liquid crystals by NMR spectroscopy" Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 52 (2014) 560–569. (Review) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4124

E.E. Burnell, R.Y. Dong, A.C.J. Weber and A. Yethiraj, "NMR of solutes in nematic and smectic A liquid crystals: the anisotropic intermolecular potential," Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 52 (2014) 570–580. (Review) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4113

J.L. Figueirinhas, R.Y. Dong, "NMR of bent-core nematogens: a mini-review," Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 52 (2014) 614–624. (Review) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.4097


NMR paper in Nature Chemical Biology (Oct 3/14)

L. Freiburger, T. Miletti, S. Zhu, O. Baettig, A. Berghuis, K. Auclair & A. Mittermaier, "Substrate-dependent switching of the allosteric binding mechanism of a dimeric enzyme," Nature Chemical Biology (2014) online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.1626



"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (Aug 21/14)Summer 2014


Colleagues and fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Summer 2014 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin is now available for download, our traditional mix of news and research updates.

Thank you all who contributed and shared their news with the community. You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your colleagues and students.




Special issue of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry in honour of Prof. William F. Reynolds (Aug 6/14)

Colleagues,

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (Wiley) has announced a Special Issue in honour of Professor William F. Reynolds (University of Toronto), who has served the Journal as a senior editor for many years. This issue will be co-edited by Alex D. Bain (McMaster) and Raul G. Enriquez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Bill has been doing NMR for 50 years and is an international expert in liquid-state NMR pulse sequences and structure elucidation of natural products. Papers from any branch of NMR and natural products chemistry will be welcomed by the editors. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015. For further information, please contact Alex Bain [bain "at" mcmaster.ca].

Author Guidelines for submission can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-458Xa/homepage/ForAuthors.html

Alex D. Bain
Professor of Chemistry
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON, CANADA L8S 4M1
E-mail: bain "at" mcmaster.ca
phone: (905) 525 9140 ext 24524
fax: (905) 522 2509
http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca/bain/index.html



New book: NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research (June 29/14)

NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research

Myrna J. Simpson (Editor)
Andre J. Simpson (Editor)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Wiley; July 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1118616475
http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118616472.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1118616472
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1118616472

Wiley: The challenges faced by environmental scientists today are vast, complex, and multi-faceted. For instance, predicting the fate of an environmental pollutant or understanding ecosystem responses to climate change, necessitate a firm understanding of molecular structure and dynamics of environmental media as well as the components that exist and interact within this media. Furthermore, linking information obtained at the molecular-scale to ecosystem-level processes is a major pursuit of modern environmental research. As such, NMR spectroscopy and its scalability from the molecular-scale to the macroscopic-scale, is facilitating rapid growth in environmental science. In addition, the versatility of NMR spectroscopy has resulted in the development and implementation of different types of NMR techniques to examine the structure of various types of environmental samples, living and non-living, as well as the study of critical environmental processes.

This comprehensive handbook is a collection of chapters that span from methods to how NMR is used in environmental research to gain insight into various ecosystem properties. It is organized into three parts:

Part A focuses on methods used in environmental NMR which span from solution-state to magnetic resonance imaging.
Part B emphasizes how NMR spectroscopy plays an essential role in understanding various types of environmental components and related processes, including different forms of organic matter found in soil, water, and air as well as how NMR is used to probe the fate of water, organic pollutants, and metals in the environment.
Part C focuses on the growing field of environmental metabolomics which uses NMR as its main discovery platform.

This volume highlights the immense potential of NMR spectroscopy to expand our fundamental understanding of environmental processes and how it will continue to do so well into the future.


Special issue of Canadian Journal of Chemistry in honour of John Ripmeester (June 6/14)

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue in honour of John Ripmeester and his outstanding contributions to chemistry.

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014. The special issue will be published in 2015.

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry reports current research findings in all branches of chemistry. It includes the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical-theoretical chemistry and newer interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, spectroscopy, chemical physics, and biological, medicinal and environmental chemistry.

Please submit your paper at http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/journal/cjc

The issue will be edited by Yining Huang, Darren Brouwer, and David Bryce.

Please confirm via email to [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca] your intent to submit an article by October 1, 2014.

Prof. David L. Bryce
Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa
http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/


New book: Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, 8th Edition (June 1/14)

Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

Robert M. Silverstein, Francis X. Webster, David Kiemle, David L. Bryce
Paperback: 462 pages
Publisher: Wiley; September 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0470616376
http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001779.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470616377
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0470616377

Wiley: First published over 40 years ago, this was the first text on the identification of organic compounds using spectroscopy. This text is now considered to be a classic. The key strength of this text is the extensive set of real-data problems. Even professional chemists use these spectra as reference data. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds is written by and for organic chemists, and emphasizes the synergistic effect resulting from the interplay of the spectra. This book is characterized by its problem-solving approach with extensive reference charts and tables.


Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award (June 1/14)

January 6, 2014
Ottawa, ON

New Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award


Journal: Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Details: Best Paper Award

http://www.cdnsciencepub.com/news-and-events/press-releases/CJC-Best-Paper-Award.aspx

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC) and its publisher, Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), are pleased to announce the new CJC Best Paper Award.

This new award will annually recognize the “best paper” published in the CJC in the preceding year, by a scientist residing in Canada.

The winner will present an award lecture at the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)’s annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, with the first award to be presented in 2015. The winner will also give a sponsored lecture at one or two Canadian universities. In addition, the award-winning paper will be made open access and fully available to the public.

“We feel this award is a great opportunity to recognize outstanding work published in our journal, while helping to support our research community and further disseminate research in chemistry in Canada. This award has been in development for a while, in conjunction with CSP and the CSC. We are very pleased to see it come to fruition,” said Dr. Yining Huang, Senior Editor of the CJC.

Nominations will be made by the journal’s Editorial Board from the papers published in the previous year (between January and December). Canadian corresponding authors who are interested in applying for the award should submit their work to the CJC at http://mc06.manuscriptcentral.com/cjc-pubs and indicate at time of submission that they would like the manuscript to be considered for the award nomination. The authors should also indicate their intention in the cover letter.

Authors do not need to be a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada to apply, but must hold a professional appointment as an independent researcher in academia, government, or industry in Canada at the time of nomination.

For full terms of reference and more information, please visit http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/page/cjc/award

About the Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Published since 1929, this monthly journal reports current research findings in all branches of chemistry. It includes the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical-theoretical chemistry and newer interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, spectroscopy, chemical physics, and biological, medicinal and environmental chemistry. Articles describing original research and reviews are welcome.

About Canadian Science Publishing
Canadian Science Publishing is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and their communities. The NRC Research Press journals are Canadian Science Publishing’s flagship suite of award-winning international publications. We publish 16 titles under this imprint, many in continuous publication since 1929, including the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.



MOOT XXVII NMR Symposium - registration and abstract submission is open (Sept 5/14)

Dear MOOTers,

It is now time to register to the upcoming XXVIIth MOOT NMR meeting, to be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal from Oct. 18 to 19. Don't miss the pub crawl on Friday the 17th!

The registration form and instructions can be found on the MOOT website: http://www.mootnmr.org

The deadline to register and submit an abstract for a talk or poster is September 30.

Please make sure you book a room at the Hyatt (info on the MOOT website).

Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal,

Isabelle Marcotte and Alexandre Arnold

marcotte.isabelle "at" uqam.ca
arnold.alexandre "at" uqam.ca
mootnmr "at" gmail.com
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Isabelle Marcotte, Assoc. Prof.
Department of Chemistry
Université du Québec à Montréal
2101 Jeanne-Mance St., CB-3140
Montréal (Qc)
H2X 2J6 Canada
T. 1-514-987-3000 #5015 * F. 1-514-987-4054
marcotte.isabelle "at" uqam.ca
http://www.bionmr.uqam.ca
MOOT NMR XXVII at UQAM: http://www.mootnmr.org

MOOT XXVII NMR Symposium (Aug 6/14)

Dear MOOTers,

As you might already know, the MOOT XXVII NMR Symposium will be taking place over the October 18-19th weekend (2014) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), in the heart of Montreal's city center (red building on the map).

An evening at the pub will be organized on Friday Oct.17 to enjoy the city life and relax before the symposium.

This year we will have two distinguished guest speakers. James Davis (Guelph) has accepted to talk about Canadian NMR research in membranes, and John Ripmeester (NRC) will share his career path and views of solid-state NMR in materials.

We have negotiated very competitive rates with the nearby Hyatt Hotel (St-Catherine/Jeanne-Mance) for standard rooms with 2 double beds for $149/night for single and double occupancy. Breakfast is not included but we'll do our best to provide muffins, croissants and coffee before the morning sessions.

Parking will be available for 10$/day at the Place-des-Arts (just across the street from the Hyatt Hotel) or at UQAM.

The official website of MOOT XXVII is now online. You'll be able to find there all the details regarding the symposium, registration, program and accommodation. The registration will open at the end of August.

http://www.mootnmr.org

If you have any questions or comments, please send a message to [mootnmr "at" gmail.com], or contact Isabelle Marcotte or Alexandre Arnold.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Isabelle Marcotte and Alexandre Arnold
marcotte.isabelle "at" uqam.ca
arnold.alexandre "at" uqam.ca
27th MOOT NMR Symposium
October 18-19th
Université du Québec à Montréal Montréal, Québec
http://www.mootnmr.org

Canadian eventMOOT XXVII NMR Symposium
October 18-19, 2014, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
http://www.mootnmr.org
2014 Rocky Mountain Conference on Solid-State NMR (July 23/14)

RMC2014
(L-to-R) Stanislav Veinberg, Danielle Smiley, Mike Jaroszewicz, David Hirsh, Christopher Andrew, Kevin Burgess, Frédéric Perras, Alex Faucher, Guy Bernard, Rod Wasylishen, Rob Schurko, Jasmine Viger-Gravel, Kris Harris, David Bryce, Zoe Reeve, and Gillian Goward
(photo contributed by Frédéric Perras)


Awards

Prof. Roderick Wasylishen (Alberta) named the 2014 Vaughan Lecturer (about the award)

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (Bryce group, Ottawa) Laura Marinelli Award for best poster (about the award)

Alexandra Faucher (Wasylishen group, Alberta) poster prize

Zoe Reeve (Goward group, McMaster) poster prize


CrystEngComm themed issue International Year of Crystallography Celebration: North America (July 21/14)

International Year of Crystallography Celebration: North America

CrystEngComm

Themed issue: International Year of Crystallography Celebration: North America

issue 31, 21 August 2014, Page 7151 to 7358

guest-edited by Christer B. Aakeröy (Kansas State) and Tomislav Friščić (McGill)

Christer B. Aakeröy and Tomislav Friščić, "2014 International year of crystallography celebration: North America," (Editorial) CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7160-7161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce90100b

Canadian NMR contributions

K. Shin, I.L. Moudrakovski, M.D. Davari, S. Alavi, C.I. Ratcliffe, and J.A. Ripmeester, "Crystal engineering the clathrate hydrate lattice with NH4F," CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7209-7217. (IYCr 2014 North America themed issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41661e

J. Viger-Gravel, J.E. Meyer, I. Korobkov and D.L. Bryce,
"Probing Halogen Bonds with Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Observation and Interpretation of J(77Se, 31P) Coupling in Halogen-Bonded P=Se···I Motifs," CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7285-7297. (IYCr 2014 North America themed issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce00345d

M.P. Hildebrand, H. Hamaed, A.M. Namespetra, J.M. Donohue, R. Fu, I. Hung, Z. Gan and R.W. Schurko, "35Cl Solid-State NMR of HCl Salts of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients: Structural Prediction, Spectral Fingerprinting and Polymorph Recognition," CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7334-7356. (IYCr 2014 North America themed issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce00544a

NSERC 2014 Competition Results (June 27/14) [NSERC  ]

Discovery Grants

Blaine Chronik (Western) Magnetic Resonance Systems Development

Kalle Gehring (McGill) Protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum

Paul Hazendonk (Lethbridge) Solid-State NMR of Complex Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials

Vladimir Ladizhansky (Guelph) Interactions of membrane proteins with lipids, water, and other proteins in biological membranes

Andrew MacFarlane (UBC) Development and Application of Depth-Resolved beta-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to electronic, ionic and molecular phenomena in the Solid State

Giuseppe Melacini (McMaster) Solution NMR Studies of Interactions of Ligands With Plasma Proteins

Anthony Mittermaier (McGill) Binding Mechanisms and Conformational Equilibria in Biomacromolecular Interactions

Geoffrey Ozin (Toronto) Silicon Nanochemistry

Linda Reven (McGill) Solid-State NMR of Polymer and Liquid Crystalline Nanocomposites

Andre Simpson (Toronto Scarborough) Development of flow-based and magic angle spinning in-vivo NMR to understand environmental stress

Jenifer Thewalt (Simon Fraser) Domains in Biologically Relevant Lipid Membranes

David Wishart (Alberta) Development of Improved Methods to Rapidly Characterize Protein Structure, Function and Dynamics

Julian Zhu (Université de Montréal) Versatile Polymeric Biomaterials

Discovery Accelerator Supplement
$120,000 over three years


Giuseppe Melacini (McMaster) Solution NMR Studies of Interactions of Ligands With Plasma Proteins

Research Tools and Instruments (RTI)


Derek Gates (UBC) Upgrade to UBC-Chemistry Departmental NMR Facility

Review in Annual Review of Biochemistry (June 9/14)

Rina Rosenzweig and Lewis E. Kay, "Bringing Dynamic Molecular Machines into Focus by Methyl-TROSY NMR," Annual Review of Biochemistry 83 (2014) 291-315. (review)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-biochem-060713-035829

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (May 21/14)Spring 2014


Colleagues and fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Spring 2014 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin is now available for download, our traditional mix of news and research updates.

Thank you all who contributed and shared their news with the community. You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your colleagues and students.




New book: Handbook of Multifrequency EPR (May 14/14)

Handbook of Multifrequency EPR

Sushil K. Misra (Editor)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Wiley; May 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3527412228
http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527412220.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/3527412220
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/3527412220

Wiley: This handbook is aimed to deliver an up-to-date account of some of the recently developed experimental and theoretical methods in EPR, as well as a complete up-to-date listing of the experimentally determined values of multifrequency transition-ion spin Hamiltonian parameters by Sushil Misra, reported in the past 20 years, extending such a listing published by him in the Handbook on Electron Spin Resonance, volume 2. This extensive data tabulation makes up roughly 60% of the book`s content. It is complemented by the first full compilation of hyperfine splittings and g-factors for aminoxyl (nitroxide) radicals since 197 by Larry Berliner, a world expert on spin labeling, helping to identify and interpret substances and processes by means of EPR techniques. The book also includes coverage of the recently developed experimental technique of rapid-scan EPR by Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton, and a thorough review of computational modeling in EPR by Stefan Stoll, author of Easy Spin.



MOOT 2014 - First Announcement (April 4/14)

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee we would like to invite you to attend the 27th edition of the MOOT NMR Symposium which this year will take place in Montréal, October 18th-19th, 2014. Please mark your calendars! The meeting will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in the heart of the city center. We will provide more details about the conference via e-mail as they become available. The official 27th MOOT website will be online shortly.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please E-mail us at [marcotte.isabelle "at" uqam.ca]

We look forward to seeing you in October!

MOOT XXVII Organizing Committee,
Alexandre Arnold and Isabelle Marcotte

Département de Chimie
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8
http://www.nanoqam.uqam.ca/professeur.php?id=5&lang=fr


Canadian eventMOOT XXVII NMR Symposium
October 18-19, 2014, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

http://www.mootnmr.org

EFGShield, ver. 4.0 - new version with GUI now available for Gaussian, CASTEP, and ADF files (March 1/14)

Dear colleague,

“EFGShield” is our software for the parsing and analysis of shielding and EFG data from Gaussian output files. Thanks to the work of my students Nuiok Dicaire and Fred Perras, I am pleased to announce that a new and improved version of EFGShield with a GUI is now available. There are many advantages to the new version which are summarized in the attached pdf. Most importantly, CASTEP and ADF output files can now be used in addition to Gaussian files.

Instructions are also provided in the attached pdf.

I encourage you to download the new version and hope you find it useful. Please go to my website and click on the “Software” link in the menu on the left.

http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Regards,
Dave Bryce

** **
Prof. David L. Bryce, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada

Phone 613-562-5800 ext 2018
Fax 613-562-5170
Email [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca]
Web http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Associate Editor Canadian Journal of Chemistry http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/journal/cjc

8th Annual VIVA NMR Symposium (May 29/14)

Dear NMR Enthusiasts and Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the 8th VIVA (VIctoria VAncouver) NMR symposium is to take place at St. Johns College, UBC, Friday, August 8th, 2014.

The scope 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 NMR community. Talks or poster presentations by graduate students working in any aspects of NMR are especially encouraged. Deadline for registration is July 25th.

Further details and registration info are available at http://groups.chem.ubc.ca/viva

I am looking forward to welcoming you at VIVA.

Sincerely,

Paul

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Zhicheng (Paul) Xia, Ph.D.
NMR Facilities
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
2036 Main Mall, Vancouver BC V6T1Z1
http://www.chem.ubc.ca/high-resolution-nmr-spectroscopy

56th Rocky Mountain Conference (June 23/14)

Agilent RMC 2014 Environmental Solid-State NMR Workshop
July 12, 2014, Loveland, Colorado
http://events.signup4.com/NSF-RCNworkshop

Bruker RMC 2014 Solid-State NMR Symposium
July 13, 2014, Copper Mountain, Colorado
http://www.bruker.com/events/users-meetings/mr/nmr-us/registration-solid-state-nmr-symposium.html

Bruker RMC 2014 Annual North American EPR Users’ Meeting
July 13, 2014, Copper Mountain, Colorado
http://www.bruker.com/events/users-meetings/mr/epr-us/registration-north-american-epr-users-meeting.html

56th Rocky Mountain Conference
July 13-17, 2014,
Copper Mountain, Colorado
http://www.rockychem.com/


RMC 2014 Solid-State NMR Workshop (May 23/14)

Topic: Targeting Environmental, Agricultural, and Plant Science with Solid-State NMR

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014, prior to the 2014 Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance http://www.rockychem.com

Where: Agilent Technologies, Inc. NMR Center of Excellence, 900 South Taft Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537

Program Details and Registration
please complete registration to attend this no-cost workshop
http://events.signup4.com/NSF-RCNworkshop

Recognition: 55th ENC Student Travel Awards (April 2/14)

Following the long tradition, ENC has awarded 2014 Student Travel Stipends to support students attending the 55th ENC Conference held March 23-28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The stipends were provided by the ENC, the Suraj P. Manrao Science Foundation, and by the generous contributions of sponsors. Among awardees there were several Canadian recipients, including

Kevin Burgess (University of Ottawa)
Donald Gagne (INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier)
Marie-Laurence Tremblay (Dalhousie University)
Shu Han (University of British Columbia)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The final 55th ENC program is now available online
http://www.enc-conference.org

Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries (March 14/14)

eMagRes
(2014) volume 3, issue 1

Caroline M. Preston, "Environmental NMR: Solid-state Methods," eMagRes 3 (2014) 29–42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1338


NMR paper in Nature Chemical Biology (Jan 21/14)

M.J. Smith, M. Ikura, "Integrated RAS signaling defined by parallel NMR detection of effectors and regulators," Nature Chemical Biology (2014) online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.1435

Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries (Dec 16/13)NMR in crystallography

eMagRes
(2013) volume 2, issue 4

A. Sutrisno, A.J. Simpson, "Metals in the Environment," eMagRes 2 (2013) 467–476. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1347

P.J. Mitchell, A.J. Simpson, M.J. Simpson, "Dissolved Organic Matter," eMagRes 2 (2013) 503–516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1348

S. Booth, R.J. Turner, A. Weljie, "Metabolomics in Environmental Microbiology," eMagRes 2 (2013) 517–528. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1335

M.J. Simpson, D.W. Bearden, "Environmental Metabolomics: NMR Techniques," eMagRes 2 (2013) 549–560. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1352

S.A. Quideau, C.E. Norris, L.N. Soucémarianadin, R.E. Wasylishen, "Forest Ecology and Soils," eMagRes 2 (2013) 597–608. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1339


56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance - Call for Abstracts (Dec 9/13)

The 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance is accepting abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations. The conference will feature the 37th International EPR Symposium and the Solid-State NMR Symposium. To access information on submitting an abstract, as well as to submit your abstract
http://www.rockychem.com/conference/call-for-abstracts.html

The 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance will take place July 13-17, 2014 at the Copper Conference Center in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Participants are expected to convene from throughout the world. Information on the Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, including registration and lodging reservations, can be accessed at http://www.rockychem.com

CSC 2014 Call for Papers is now open (Dec 16/13)

Canadian eventCSC 2014 “Chemistry from Sea to Sky" the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, June 1-5, 2014, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://www.csc2014.ca/

Solid-state NMR Symposium

Organizers:
Suzana Straus, University of British Columbia
Rob Schurko, University of Windsor

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
David Bryce, University of Ottawa
Brad Chmelka, University of California - Santa Barbara, USA
Yoshitaka Ishii, University of Illinois - Chicago, USA
Scott Kroeker, University of Manitoba
Vlad Ladizhansky, University of Guelph
Rachel Martin, University of California - Irvine, USA
Len Mueller, University of California - Riverside, USA

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (March 3/14)Winter 2014


Colleagues and fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Winter 2014 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin is now awailable for download, our traditional mix of news and research updates.

Thank you all who contributed and shared their news with the community. You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your colleagues and students.




FoodMR 2014

FoodMR 2014 Conference (Nov 25/13)

FoodMR 2014 XII International Conference on the Applications of Magnetic Resonance in Food Science: Defining Food by Magnetic Resonance

May 20-23, 2014, Cesena, Italy
http://www.foodmr.org


Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries (Oct 25/13)NMR in crystallography

eMagRes
(2013) volume 2, issue 3

A.J. Simpson, D. Courtier-Murias, J.G. Longstaffe, H. Masoom, R. Soong, L. Lam, A. Sutrisno, H. Farooq, M.J. Simpson, W.E. Maas, M. Fey, B. Andrew, J. Struppe, H. Hutchins, S. Krishnamurthy, R. Kumar, M. Monette, H.J. Stronks, "Environmental Comprehensive Multiphase NMR," eMagRes 2 (2013) 399–414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1337

W.L. Meerts, C.A. de Lange, A.C.J. Weber, E.E. Burnell, "Analysis of Complex High-Resolution NMR Spectra by Sophisticated Evolutionary Strategies," eMagRes 2 (2013) 437–450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1309


CrystEngComm themed issue on NMR Crystallography (Oct 17/13)
 
NMR in crystallography

CrystEngComm

Themed issue: NMR in crystallography

issue 43, 21 November 2013, Page 8589 to 8850

guest-edited by John A. Ripmeester (NRC) and Roderick E. Wasylishen (Alberta)

Canadian contributions

J.A. Ripmeester and R.E. Wasylishen, "NMR crystallography," (Editorial) CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8598-8598.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce90151c

 
900L. O'Dell, R. He and J. Pandohee, "Identifying H-N proximities in solid-state NMR using 14N overtone irradiation under fast MAS," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8657-8667. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce40967h
 
F.A. Perras, I. Korobkov and D.L. Bryce, "NMR Crystallography of Sodium Diphosphates: Combining Dipolar, Shielding, Quadrupolar, Diffraction, and Computational Information," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8727-8738. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce40875b
 
900B. Zhou, V.K. Michaelis, S. Kroeker, J.E.C. Wren, Y. Yao, B.L. Sherriff, and Y. Pan, "11B and 23Na Solid-State NMR and Density Functional Theory Studies of Electric Field Gradients at Boron Sites in Ulexite," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8739-8747. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41251b
 
D.H. Brouwer and K.P. Langendoen, "A graph theory approach to structure solution of network materials from two-dimensional solidstate NMR data," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8748-8762.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41058g
 
900P.J. Pallister, I.L. Moudrakovski, G.D. Enright and J.A. Ripmeester, "Structural assessment of anhydrous sulfates with high field 33S solid state NMR and first principles calculations," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8808-8822.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41233d
 

NMR paper in Nature Methods (Sept 9/13)

S. Wang, R.A. Munro, L. Shi, I. Kawamura, T. Okitsu, A. Wada, S.-Y. Kim, K.-H. Jung, L.S. Brown and V. Ladizhansky, "Solid-state NMR spectroscopy structure determination of a lipid-embedded heptahelical membrane protein," Nature Methods (2013) online.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.2635

"Research May Lead to New Drugs for Heart Disease, Other Ailments" September 09, 2013 - News Release, University of Guelph http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2013/09/research_may_le.html

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (Nov 18/13)Fall 2013


Colleagues and fellow MR-enthusiasts,

we present you the Fall 2013 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin (download here), our traditional mix of news and research updates. In this issue Seth Chitayat and Gang Wu report from the recent MOOT gathering in Kingston, Bruker Canada announces online training courses, and the CSC 2014 Conference in Vancouver starts to take shape.

Thanks for reading!



MOOT XXVI NMR Symposium, Kingston, ON, October 25-27, 2013 (Sept 17/13)

MOOT XXVI NMR Symposium registration deadline was extended to September 30, 2013. Please make sure we have your abstract information by then.

In the coming weeks, we will send around a program and will notify those who were selected to give an oral presentation.

If you have any stellar undergraduate students, please put their names forward for an undergraduate travel award to MOOT XXVI in Kingston.

For more information visit http://www.mootnmr.org

Your MOOT XXVI Organizing Committee,

Seth Chitayat and Gang Wu

http://www.mootnmr.org
NMR Workshop at MOOT (Sept 12/13)

Greetings MOOTers,

We are offering a free workshop on NMR data processing (NMRPipe) and analysis (NMRViewJ) on the afternoon of Friday October 25th (3-7 PM). This is a hands-on workshop, attendees will be required to bring their own laptop computer.

If you would like to attend, please e-mail [sameer.wahid "at" mcgill.ca] prior to Friday, September 27th.

Topics include:
- Introduction to NMRPipe and NMRViewJ
- 2D data processing and phasing, with NMRPipe
- Viewing 2D spectra, peak picking, and making figures using NMRViewJ
- Analysis of protein NMR titration data, using NMRViewJ
- Other topics can be covered on request

Best regards,

Sameer Al-Abdul-Wahid
Postdoctoral Fellow - Gehring Lab
McGill University, Department of Biochemistry

For more information about MOOT visit http://www.mootnmr.org

17O NMR in MOFs

Cover article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C (August 28/13)

Peng He, Jun Xu, Victor V. Terskikh, Andre Sutrisno, Heng-Yong Nie, and Yining Huang, "Identification of Non-equivalent Framework Oxygen Species in Metal-organic Frameworks by 17O Solid-state NMR," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 16953–16960. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp403512m

17O solid-state NMR spectra provide signatures of various oxygen species in metal-organic frameworks. We successfully prepared several prototypical 17O -enriched metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Due to the diversity of MOF-based materials, different types of MOFs require different isotopic enrichment methods to effectively incorporate 17O from 17O-enriched H2O. Several synthetic strategies for 17O-enrichment were discussed. Using these 17O-enriched MOFs, we were able to acquire 17O solid-state NMR spectra at a magnetic field of 21.1 T. They provide distinct spectral signatures of various key oxygen species commonly existing in representative MOFs.

This cover article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state 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.


NMR paper in Science (July 24/13)

J.-F. Trempe, V. Sauvé, K. Grenier, M. Seirafi, M.Y. Tang, M. Ménade, S. Al-Abdul-Wahid, J. Krett, K. Wong, G. Kozlov, B. Nagar, E.A. Fon, K. Gehring, "Structure of Parkin Reveals Mechanisms for Ubiquitin Ligase Activation," Science 340 (2013) 1451-1455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1237908



NSERC 2013 Competition Results (July 11/13) [NSERC  ]

Discovery Grants

Richard Epand (McMaster) Membrane Interactions and Diacylglycerol Kinases

Michael Gerken (Lethbridge) Sulfur in Inorganic Fluorine Chemistry and the Development of a New Class of Weakly Coordinating Anions

Michel Lafleur (Montréal) Characterizing, Understanding and Exploiting lipid-lipid interactions

Isabelle Marcotte (Québec à Montréal) Nuclear magnetic resonance study of membrane interactions: from intact microorganisms to model membranes

Igor Mastikhin (New Brunswick) Magnetic Resonance Imaging of two-phase systems

Lawrence McIntosh (UBC) Glycosidases and Glycosyl Transferases

Scott Prosser (Toronto) Protein Functional Dynamics and Energy Landscapes

Giles Santyr (Western) Novel Approaches for Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Abdelhamid Sayari
(Ottawa) Nanostructured Materials for Separation and Catalysis

Simon Sharpe
(Toronto) Structure, assembly, and biological activity of amyloid peptides and proteins

George Shimizu
(Calgary) Synthesis and properties of metal organic frameworks

Roderick Wasylishen (Alberta) Magnetic Resonance Studies of Molecular Structure and Dynamics

Anand Yethiraj (Memorial) Tunable hydrodynamics and restricted motions: probing dynamics and the mechanisms of self-organization in soft matter

Tom Ziegler (Calgary) The development of new density functional based methods and their application to catalysis

Josef Zwanziger (Dalhousie) Structure/Property Relationships in Inorganic Glasses
Discovery Accelerator Supplement
$120,000 over three years


Scott Prosser (Toronto) Protein Functional Dynamics and Energy Landscapes
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI)

Kim Baines (Western) Replacement Probe for Inova 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer

Steve Bourgault, Isabelle Marcotte and Borhane Annabi (Québec à Montréal) A protein purification platform for biochemistry and structural biology research

Richard Epand (McMaster) Isothermal titration calorimeter

Scott Prosser (Toronto) Essential Equipment for Membrane Protein Preparation and Purification


NMR studies of the 670 kDa proteasome

Cover article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (June 28/13)

Algirdas Velyvis and Lewis E. Kay, "Measurement of Active Site Ionization Equilibria in the 670 kDa Proteasome Core Particle Using Methyl-TROSY NMR," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 9259–9262. (cover article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja403091c



"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (August 16/13)Summer 2013

Colleagues and fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Summer 2013 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin has arrived, our traditional mix of news and research updates. Thank you all who contributed and shared their news with the community. You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your colleagues and students.



Agilent NMR Workshop Montreal 2013 (May 30/13)

Agilent invites you to join us for an informative session on the changing practices in NMR research. During this seminar, experts in magnetic resonance from Agilent will discuss updates to experimental practices, software, and data analysis. This complimentary seminar will surely provide valuable best practices to ensure you are generating meaningful results from your NMR research.

Workshop Details

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Where: Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
2250 Alfred Nobel Blvd.
Saint Laurent, QC H4S 2C9 CANADA
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Reserve today! Space is limited!
http://www.chem.agilent.com/en-US/promotions/Pages/NMR_Montreal.aspx



7th Annual VIVA NMR Symposium (May 29/13)

Friday, June 21, 2013
University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre A104

VIVA is a one-day NMR symposium that aims to bring together NMR users, researchers and facility managers from Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest to share information on topics of general NMR interest and to foster the development of a regional NMR community.

VIVA is an informal gathering, and we particularly encourage graduate students working with NMR to prepare talks or posters for presentation.

The program will consist of talks in the morning, followed by a BBQ lunch and poster presentations in the afternoon. Tours of our new NMR lab will be offered during the breaks.

The registration deadline is June 14, 2013

For more information visit
http://web.uvic.ca/~viva7/index.html

Christopher Barr
NMR Facility Manager
Chemistry Department
University of Victoria
Victoria BC V8W 3V6
Phone: 250-721-7199
E-mail: cbarr "at" uvic.ca



"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (May 14/13)Spring 2013

Colleagues, the Spring 2013 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" news bulletin is ready for your attention, our traditional mix of news and research updates. In this issue: DNP-NMR at Guelph, 850 MHz at McMaster, and the first MOOT XXVI announcement. You are welcome to share this bulletin with your colleagues and students.



Recognition: 54th ENC Student Travel Awards (May 1/13)

Following the long tradition, ENC has awarded 2013 Student Travel Stipends to support students attending the 54th ENC Conference held April 14-19, 2013 in Asilomar, California. The stipends were provided by the ENC, the Suraj P. Manrao Science Foundation, and by the generous contributions of sponsors. Among awardees there were several Canadian recipients, including

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (University of Ottawa)
Daryl Good (University of Guelph)
Leayen Lam (University of Toronto)
Alan Manning (University of British Columbia)
Danielle Smiley (McMaster University)
Stanislav Veinberg (University of Windsor)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The final 54th ENC program is now available online
http://www.enc-conference.org

8th Solid-State NMR Workshop at CSC 2013 (updated May 22/13)

The National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids and Bruker Canada are pleased to present the 8th Annual Solid-State NMR Workshop at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Quebec City (CSC 2013). The workshop will take place Sunday, May 26, 2013, 13:00 - 19:00, in the Québec City 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.

NMR Workshop program

Download the Workshop Program and Abstracts (PDF)

Session 1 (QCCC, room 304B)
Chair Michèle Auger (Université Laval)


13:00-13:30 Younès Messaddeq (Université Laval)
"New Glassy Materials Based on Heavy Oxides: Properties and Applications"

13:30-14:00 Jun Xu (University of Western Ontario) "Determining the Number of Crystallographically Non-equivalent Sites for Each Element in MOF alfa-Mg3(HCOO)6 by Multinuclear Solid-State NMR at 21.1 T"

14:00-14:30 Kris Harris (McMaster University) "Solid-State NMR Studies of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials"

14:30-15:00 Kevin Burgess (University of Ottawa) "Alkaline-Earth Metal Solid-State NMR Study of Mg, Ca, and Sr Complexes in Organic Molecular Environments"

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

Session 2 (QCCC, room 304B)
Chair Isabelle Marcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal)

15:15-15:45 Michèle Auger (Université Laval) "2H NMR study of the insertion of the myristoyl group of neuroral calcium sensor proteins in lipid bilayers"

15:45-16:15 Qasim Saleem (University of Toronto) "Lipids in motion: Lateral diffusion of lipids in bilayers measured via 31P CODEX"

16:15-16:45 Martine Monette (Bruker Ltd.) "Lock, gradients and inverse detection - from high resolution to solid state NMR"

16:45 Reception sponsored by Bruker Ltd. (Canada)


ICMRM-12: 12th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microimaging (March 24/13)

25th-29th August 2013, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK

The chairs and organising committee are pleased to announce the first call for abstracts for ICMRM12, to be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK. Detailed information about the conference and abstract submission can be found at http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/ICMRM12

Location The conference will be held in the historic City of Cambridge at Fitzwilliam College, one of the 28 undergraduate colleges of the University of Cambridge. The conference dinner will be held in the Great Hall at Trinity College. Cambridge is within easy reach of London (<50 mins by train from King’s Cross station) and its major airports and is even closer to Stansted Airport (~30 mins by train)

Provisional Programme ICMRM12 will open with an education session on Sunday 25th August 2013 at 11:00 am and will close on Thursday 29th August 2013 at 5:00pm. In addition to oral and poster sessions, there will be plenary speakers as well as keynote presentations by a number of invited speakers. There will also be a session dedicated to the Colloquium on Mobile NMR (CMMR).

Plenary speakers: Lucio Frydman, Klaas Prüssmann and Warren S. Warren

We are pleased to confirm the following invited speakers: Stephen Blackband, Sarah Codd, Simon Duckett, Axel Haase, Jürgen Hennig, Peter Jakob, Katsumi Kose, Malcolm Levitt, Ben Newling, John Pauly, Daniel Topgaard

Abstract Submissions Submissions for oral and poster presentations at ICMRM12 are now invited. Please access the ICMRM12 website for detailed information about abstract submissions. http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/ICMRM12

Important Dates
14 May 2013: Deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations
15 July 2013: Deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations

25 June 2013: Early bird registration deadline

Sponsors and Exhibitors Please contact us to discuss opportunities for sponsorship and exhibitions during ICMRM12.

Contact ICMRM12 Administration: tricia "at" paceprojects.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to ICMRM12 in 2013.
Regards,

Professor Lynn Gladden, Dr Andy Sederman, ICMRM12 Chairs
http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/ICMRM12


Dr. William (Bill) Schneider (1915 - 2013) (March 21/13)

Chemistry Icon Dies at 97

Dr. William (Bill) George Schneider passed away peacefully in Ottawa on February 18, 2013 at the age of 97. Dr. Schneider had a distinguished career in science at the National Research Council Canada. His pioneer work in research on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) led to widespread use of diagnostic imagery (MRI) and was recognized at the opening of the W.G. Schneider Building at NRC for NMR research in 2006. He was President of the National Research Council Canada from 1967 to 1980, a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Canada, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

To read more about Dr. Schneider and his contribution to Canadian science and technology (download pdf) (courtesy of NRC Canada).


25Mg NMR in Mg-MOF

Cover article in Chemistry - A European Journal (March 20/13)

Jun Xu, Victor V. Terskikh, and Yining Huang, "Resolving Multiple Non-Equivalent Metal Sites in Magnesium-Containing Metal-organic Frameworks by Natural Abundance 25Mg Solid-State NMR," Chemistry - A European Journal 19 (2013) 4432–4436. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201300113

Four nonequivalent magnesium sites with very similar local Mg environments in a Mg-containing metal–organic framework, microporous α-Mg3(HCOO)6, have been resolved by 25Mg natural-abundance triple-quantum magic-angle spinning (3QMAS) NMR spectroscopy at an ultrahigh magnetic field of 21.1 T.

This cover article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state 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.


CSC 2013 symposium - registration is open (March 21/13)

Welcome Message

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference, we are pleased to welcome you to Québec City from May 26 to 30, 2013. We hope that the scientific meetings set to take place in this cradle of Francophone culture in North America will be most fruitful.

The numerous fields discussed around the theme of Chemistry Without Borders will demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry today.

CSC 2013 registration is now open. Register before April 22, 2013 to take advantage of the lower early registration fees.
http://www.csc2013.ca/3_registration/registration.html


The conference will take place at the Centre des congrès de Québec located on Parliament Hill just steps from the Old City. Given its long tradition of hospitality, this city built “where the river narrows” will provide a most opportune setting for meeting by scientists from a broad range of horizons, both disciplinary and geographic. Québec City and its old European character will charm you, and its bars, enlivened by the songs of their numerous chansonniers, will be the scene of many a discussion without borders.

See you soon!

Mario Leclerc, Conference Co-Chair
Armand Soldera, Conference Co-Chair
Thierry Ollevier, Scientific Program Chair

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CSC 2013 will feature several symposia with strong NMR content, including

Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy (PT – joint with BM)
Organizers: Michèle Auger (Laval), David Bryce (Ottawa)
Invited Speakers: Tatyana Polenova (Delaware), Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy (Michigan), Luis Smith (Clark University, USA), Simon Sharpe (Toronto), Isabelle Marcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal), Suzana Straus (University of British Columbia), Peter Macdonald (Toronto), Rod Wasylishen (Alberta), Joe Zwanziger (Dalhousie), Kristopher Ooms (King’s University College), Carl Michal (University of British Columbia).

Halogen Bonding and Other Non-Covalent Interactions (PT – joint with OR)
Organizers: David Bryce (Ottawa), Mark Taylor (Toronto)
Invited Speakers: Tim Bender (Toronto), Duncan Bruce (University of York, UK), Gino DiLabio (NRC-NINT), P. Shing Ho (Colorado State University), Tony Legon (University of Bristol, UK), Pierangelo Metrangolo (University of Milan, Italy), William Pennington (Clemson University, USA), Giuseppe Resnati (University of Milan, Italy), James Wuest (Université de Montréal).

8th Solid-State NMR Workshop brought to you by the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids and Bruker Canada will take place Sunday, May 26, 2013, 13:00 - 19:00.
For more information visit http://nmr900.ca/events_e.html


Pre-ENC NMR Events (March 9/13)

Agilent Pre-ENC Users' Meeting
April 13, 2013, Santa Clara, CA
http://www.chem.agilent.com/en-US/promotions/Pages/encusermeeting.aspx

Bruker Pre-ENC NMR Workshops and Breakfast Symposium
April 13-14, 2013, Monterey, CA
http://www.bruker.com/en/events/2013/enc-2013/enc2013.html

54th ENC
April 14-19, 2013, Asilomar, California

http://www.enc-conference.org/


NMR paper in Science (March 9/13)

R. Rosenzweig, S. Moradi, A. Zarrine-Afsar, J.R. Glover, L.E. Kay, "Unraveling the Mechanism of Protein Disaggregation Through a ClpB-DnaK Interaction," Science 339 (2013) 1080-1083. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1233066


Science Perspective: Helen R. Saibil, "Machinery to Reverse Irreversible Aggregates,"
Science 339 (2013) 1040-1041. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1236012

Recognition: Rod Wasylishen (March 4/13)

Professor Roderick Wasylishen (University of Alberta) has been awarded the 2013 Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research, the most prestigious University of Alberta research award.

Kaplan Award: Chemistry pioneer shows researchers ‘The Wasylishen Way’, By Michael Brown, March 22, 2013 http://www.research.ualberta.ca/

Rod Wasylishen

The award recognizes and honours faculty members
(i) whose research contributions, both fundamental and applied, add significantly to our knowledge base,
(ii) who are recognized nationally and internationally for what they have accomplished as scholars, and
(iii) who set a standard of excellence for other University of Alberta faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and for the community-at-
large.

http://www.research.ualberta.ca/OurWork/RecognitionandAwards.aspx

Cover article in ChemMedChem (Feb 22/13)

Binding of HIV-1 Capsid Assembly Inhibitors

N. Goudreau, R. Coulombe, A.-M. Faucher, C. Grand-Maitre, J.-E. Lacoste, C.T. Lemke, E. Malenfant, Y. Bousquet, L. Fader, B. Simoneau, J.-F. Mercier, S. Titolo, and S.W. Mason, "Monitoring Binding of HIV-1 Capsid Assembly Inhibitors Using 19F Ligand-and 15N Protein-Based NMR and X-ray Crystallography: Early Hit Validation of a Benzodiazepine Series," ChemMedChem 8 (2013) 405–414. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.201200580

 
Call for Nominations: 2013 EAS New Faculty Award in NMR Spectroscopy (Feb 12/13)

The Eastern Analytical invites nominations for an EAS New Faculty Award in NMR Spectroscopy. The Award will be presented at the 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium. The Award, sponsored by Agilent Technologies, Inc., recognizes outstanding contributions by new faculty to the development of the field of NMR spectroscopy (broadly defined). To qualify for the award, candidates must at the time of the award hold a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in an academic institution in the US or Canada and be within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree. An Award winner will receive a certificate as well as $2,000 and will deliver an award lecture at a dedicated EAS session.

Persons who wish to make a nomination for the EAS New Faculty Award in NMR Spectroscopy should send complete documentation of the candidate (nominating letter summarizing achievements, curriculum vita or resume, a statement of the nominee’s willingness to present an address as part of the award symposium, and at least one seconding letter). The length of the nomination packet should be commensurate with the nominee’s accomplishments, but should be limited to ten to fifteen pages. The deadline for the 2013 Award is May 1, 2013. The Awardee will be selected by the EAS NMR Awards Committee and notified by July 1, 2013.

Please send the nomination materials electronically (single PDF file is preferred) to: [awards "at" eas.org]

Tatyana Polenova, 2013 Awards Chair
Eastern Analytical Symposium

Visit us at: http://eas.org


Encyclopedia of NMR (Jan 1/13)

Encyclopedia of NMR

Encyclopedia of NMR

Editors-in-Chief:
Robin K. Harris and Roderick E. Wasylishen
Hardcover: 6240 pages
Publisher: Wiley; October 2012
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0470058213
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470058218
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0470058218

Wiley: Encyclopedia of NMR - Encompassing all relevant areas for NMR science and technology and applications in physics, chemistry and biology.

http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470058218.html

This new 10 volume set captures every aspect of the interdisciplinary nature of magnetic resonance and provides the most complete and up-to-date source in the field. It includes many articles from the print editions of Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and recent EMR Books, as well as new and updated articles published online in the Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance.

Covering key developments such as:
• New techniques
• Protein structures
• Dynamics of molecular processes
• Characterization of materials, polymers and nano-materials
• NMR crystallography
• Solid biological samples such as membranes

Features
• Easy to access information - Covering all the techniques and applications in general NMR areas in an A-Z format
• Use as a learning tool - Revisit basics as well as get up-to-date with the latest methods and thinking
• Use in day-to-day work in the lab - Discover information on new techniques and applications, take advantage of useful hints and tips
• Short biographies of contributing authors - Showing the link between the career and the expertise of the contributing scientists
• Perspectives and personal recollections - A look back at major adventures, evolution and developments that have shaped the field, alongside leading researchers who share their personal involvements with NMR and MRI

Encyclopedia of NMR includes:
• Many original and updated articles from the print edition of Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1996)
• Articles from EMR Books - special handbooks covering hot topic areas
• Additional NMR-focused articles published online in the Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance - the updating online resource

Currently available online for libraries and institutions as the Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, the online edition will be relaunched in January 2013 as eMagRes with a range of new features which will make the site more user-friendly and more attractive to both the medical MRI community and to the molecular chemistry, physics and biology communities.

This reference work first published online in 2007, and since that date has been updated four times a year with approximately 10% new or updated content each year across a wide range of topics. As part of the relaunch the content structure will be revised to aid quick navigation for both the medical MRI community and the molecular chemistry, physics and biology communities to articles of interest.

Find out more about the online edition here: http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/emr


Raymond Andrew Prize 2013 - Call for nominations (Jan 7/13)

Call for Nominations for the Raymond Andrew Prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the field of magnetic resonance.

For the Raymond Andrew Prize 2013 the AMPERE Prize Committee is seeking your help in searching for qualified candidates who completed their dissertation during the period of 2011/2012. The prize will be presented during the EUROMAR 2013 in Hersonissos, Crete (Greece) from June 30th to July 5th 2013.

You are kindly invited to submit nominations by e-mail to [andrewprize "at" nmr.phys.chem.ethz.ch]

Suggestions must be received by 15th February 2013 and should include the following documents:

• Nomination letter
• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications and presentations at conferences
• PhD thesis in PDF

The thesis should be written in English. In exceptional cases, the thesis may also be submitted in triplicate as a hardcopy to the AMPERE Secretariat. Please note that the nomination letter cannot be written by the candidate herself or himself. 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

Sincerely yours,
Gunnar Jeschke


H.L. Holmes Award 2013: call for applications (Jan 1/13)

Applications are being accepted for post-doctoral studies in chemistry, physics, biology or mathematics as they relate to medical and biological processes. Awards cover a one or two-year period, depending on available funding and the research proposal. An Award can have a monetary value of up to $100,000 CDN per year.

Please consult the following link for more information:

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/outreach/holmes/index.html

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013