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Hans Vogel (Biological Sciences)

Tom Ziegler's lab (Chemistry)

Venkataraman Thangadurai (Chemistry)

Michelle Forgeron (Instrumentation Facility and Services, Chemistry)

Instrumentation Facility (Chemistry)

Bio-NMR Center

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

(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

University of Calgary, Postdoctoral Fellow in Metabolic Physiology & Metabolomics (June 18/13)

A postdoctoral position is available for a motivated individual to collaborate on projects exploring changes in whole body and tissue specific metabolism in chronic disease states including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research will involve in vivo approaches to metabolism in humans and animals. Specifically, the candidate will be involved in mapping metabolism and flux with metabolomics approaches. Experimental work will take place in the Human Performance Laboratory and the Bio-NMR Centre under the joint supervision of Jane Shearer, PhD and Hans Vogel, PhD.

For more information

3rd Canadian Magnetism Meeting (April 2/12)

Dear colleagues,

The 3rd Canadian Magnetism Meeting will be held in Calgary on May 25th, right before the CSC kicks off. This day-long meeting is intended to allow researcher in all fields of magnetism to share their recent research developments, and network with other members of the Canadian magnetism community.

All interested are welcome to attend. In order to help organization, please send an email to confirm if you and your group will attend (contact information below).

We have a lineup of invited speakers covering various areas of magnetism: Daniel Gamelin (U Washington), Daniel Leznoff (SFU), Natia Frank (UVic), Laurie Thompson (MUN), TK Sham (Western), Kathryn Preuss (Guelph), and Arthur Mar (UofA).

There will be a poster session for students with best poster awards. We will be accepting email submissions of abstracts (200-word abstract, 1 picture) until May 7th.

There is no registration fee for this meeting.

More info can be found at:

Visit often, the website will get regular updates in the coming weeks.

All those interested to attend and/or to submit an abstract, please email Robin Arseneault at [raarsene "at" ucalgary.ca

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in Calgary.

Solid-State NMR in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (March 21/12)

A special issue of Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance guest-edited by Clare Grey (Cambridge) and Gillian Goward (McMaster), Volume 42, Pages 1-98 (April 2012)


Clare P. Grey, Gillian R. Goward, Editorial "Solid-State NMR in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
42 (2012) 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.03.001

Canadian contributions

A. Kuhn, M. Kunze, P. Sreeraj, H.-D. Wiemhöfer, V. Thangadurai, M. Wilkening, P. Heitjans, "NMR relaxometry as a versatile tool to study Li dynamics in potential battery materials," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 42 (2012) 2-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.02.001

L.J.M. Davis, X.J. He, A.D. Bain, G.R. Goward, "Studies of Lithium Ion Dynamics in Paramagnetic Cathode Materials Using 6Li 1D Selective Inversion Methods," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 42 (2012) 26-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.01.002

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (August 2/11)

Summer 2011

Fellow MR-enthusiasts,

the Summer 2011 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" bulletin is now available for download. In this issue Corey Morcombe writes about Magnetic Resonance developments at Agilent, a new CREATE program in Bionanomachines is announced, and our colleagues from Calgary pay respect to the late Deane McIntyre.

You are welcome to forward this bulletin to your students and co-workers.

CREATE program in Bionanomachines (July 23/11)

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
has announced a new Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grant in Bionanomachines led by Kalle Gehring at McGill University.

The CREATE Program in Bionanomachines (CTPB) is focused on the principles, design, and applications of bionanomachines, which are defined as nanometer scale devices such as enzymes or biomaterials that are derived from living organisms and composed of DNA, RNA, protein, sugars, and/or lipids. Existing bionanomachines touch us every day as improved stain-removing enzymes in laundry detergents to diagnostic tools and therapies for medicine and health.

The CTPB links world-class laboratories from across Canada in the fields of structural biology, biotechnology, supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology, biophysics and protein engineering. Summer and graduate studentships can be held at Concordia University, the Université Laval, McGill University, the University of Calgary, the Université de Montréal, and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Applications for next year are due in December 2011.

A full list of mentors and program details can be found on the CTPB web site: http://bionano.ca/

NMR investigations of metabolomics (July 3/11)


Special issue of Journal of Biomolecular NMR guest edited by Brian D. Sykes (University of Alberta), volume 49, numbers 3-4, April 2011.

B.D. Sykes, Journal of Biomolecular NMR 49 (2011) 163-164. (Editorial) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10858-011-9479-3

G.E. Duggan, B.J. Miller, F.R. Jirik, H.J. Vogel, "Metabolic profiling of vitamin C deficiency in Gulo-/- mice using proton NMR spectroscopy," Journal of Biomolecular NMR 49 (2011) 165-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10858-011-9485-5

P. Mercier, M.J. Lewis, D. Chang, D. Baker, D.S. Wishart, "Towards automatic metabolomic profiling of high-resolution one-dimensional proton NMR spectra," Journal of Biomolecular NMR 49 (2011) 307-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10858-011-9480-x

Special issue of Canadian Journal of Chemistry (August 24/09)

chem commThis 2009 special issue of Canadian Journal of Chemistry is dedicated to Professor Tom Ziegler (University of Calgary, web ), a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry, one of the pioneers of density functional theory (DFT). Prof. Ziegler has made many important contributions to the development of DFT calculations of NMR parameters.

We encourage you to read two wonderful tributes to Prof. Ziegler written by Arvi Rauk, Heiko Jacobsen and Tom Woo, and to browse through many excellent research papers by world-leading experts in computational chemistry.

This special CJC issue is devided in two parts:

Part 1 of 2 is now finalized (volume 87, number 7, July 2009)

Part 2 of 2 is currently being filled (volume 87, number 10, October 2009)

Web: The Ziegler Research Group Home Page

University of Calgary (August 6/09)

Manager, Instrumentation Facility & Services
Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Manager of our Instrumentation Facility.

The appointee will have responsibilities managing the operation and maintenance of the Departmental Instrumentation Facility which includes a variety of chemical/spectroscopic techniques (e.g. NMRs, Mass Specs., EPR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, CD, Elemental Analyzer, polarimeters), scheduling of instrument usage, supervision of technical staff, manage the Facility budget, provide assistance in troubleshooting/diagnosing problems that arise, train users of the Facility, assist departmental research groups in conducting specific experiments, assist in future planning of instrument upgrades and new instrument acquisitions, maintain a high level of expertise and knowledge in the field of Chemical/Spectroscopic instrumentation techniques, assist Faculty members with the writing of grants and proposals.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or the equivalent, hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of NMR and/or Mass Specs. Some experience in troubleshooting and basic understanding of electronics would be desirable. The appointee will be expected to remain abreast of current developments with instrumentation.

Details on the Department of Chemistry can be found at http://www.ucalgary.ca/chem/

Applications will be reviewed commencing September 15, 2009 and will be considered until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of managing philosophy, evidence of experience in the operation and maintenance of instruments, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Peter Kusalik
Professor and Head
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4
Confidential Fax: 403-284-1372
e-mail: head "at" chem.ucalgary.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

Review in Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy (April 1/09)

Annual Reports

The latest issue of Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy is dedicated to various aspects of NMR in molecular biology. The first Chapter in this six-chapter volume is written by a team from the University of Calgary reviewing modern solution and solid-state NMR experiments to characterize antimicrobial peptides and mechanisms of their action.

Evan F. Haney and Hans J. Vogel, "NMR of Antimicrobial Peptides," Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy 65 (2009) 1-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0066-4103(08)00201-9