2020 ICMRBS Founders’ Medalists announced

We’re delighted to announce that the Founders’ Medal selection committee of ICMRBS [Mei Hong (chair), Frances Separovic, Art Palmer, Ichio Shimada and Matthias Ernst] has selected two outstanding medalists for 2020, Paul Schanda and Nicholas Cox. 

Paul Schanda, currently a principal investigator in solid-state NMR at the Institute of Structural Biology in Grenoble, is recognized for his achievement in developing solid-state NMR techniques for studying protein dynamics and applying these techniques to understand membrane protein transporters, chaperones, and enzyme complexes.

Nicholas Cox, currently a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the Australian National University, is recognized for his achievement in developing and applying high-field EPR techniques to elucidate water splitting in oxidative photosynthesis and to the study of metal cofactors in metalloenzymes.

With the postponement of the XXIX ICMRBS conference scheduled for August this year, Paul and Nick will present their Founders’ Medal lectures at the 2021 ICMRBS Conference in Boston in July 2021.  In the meantime, both Paul’s and Nick’s have shared their research with lectures in the Emerging Magnetic Resonance series, available via the ICMRBS YouTube site.

The ICMRBS Council thanks the selection committee for their contributions and warmly congratulates Paul and Nick on this significant award.

2024 ICMRBS – Davos, Switzerland

The ICMRBS Council is proud to announce that Davos, Switzerland has been chosen as the venue for the 2024 XXXIth ICMRBS conference. This will be the first time the conference has returned to Switzerland since the successful 1974 conference in Kandersteg.

The conference organizing committee will be led by Sebastian Hiller (Biozentrum, University of Basel), Katja Petzold (Karolinska Institut, Stockholm), and Fred Allain (ETH Zürich), who look forward to welcoming you to Davos August 25-29, 2024.

Further information will be posted on the ICMRBS website as it becomes available.

Davos is a mountain resort, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, just 2 hours’ drive from Zürich International Airport. Davos features a modern conference centre, known to many for hosting the World Economic Forum each January. Accommodation of all categories, from budget to 5-star, is within easy walking distance. Moreover, the compactness of the city will facilitate interactions among all participants throughout the meeting.

In addition to invited and plenary talks, the 2024 conference will feature 84 talks by young researchers, which will be selected from the abstracts.

Early Career Researcher webinars

ICMRBS is proud to support the monthly Early Career Researcher webinar series, organized by Angelo Gallo, Karoline Sanches, Nick Fowler, Reid Alderson, and Yanni Chin.

Information on upcoming speakers / dates / times are posted on the website above (and linked on Webinar in main text), and announced via the ICMRBS mailing list for conferences and affiliated events.  Please email Kevin Gardner if you’d like to be added to this list.

Past webinars in this series are available via the ICMRBS YouTube channel.

Emerging Biomolecular MR Webinars

ICMRBS is proud to support the weekly “Emerging Topics in Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance” webinar series, organized by Loren Andreas, Stefan Glöggler, Christian Griesinger, Mei Hong, Óscar Millet, Art Palmer, and Markus Zweckstetter.

Information on upcoming speakers / dates / times are posted on the website above, and announced via the ICMRBS mailing list for conferences and affiliated events.  Please email Kevin Gardner if you’d like to be added to this list.

Past webinars in this series are available via the ICMRBS YouTube channel.

New website, updated conf dates

Welcome to the newly-updated website for the ICMRBS, home to an outstanding series of conferences, webinars, and workshops in the biological magnetic resonance community.  Of note:

  • our 29th biannual conference in Boston, MA has been rescheduled from August 2020 to July 18-23, 2021 due to COVID-19; more information can be found at the conference website.
  • our 30th conference remains on schedule for August 21-26, 2022  in Seoul, South Korea.  More information will be posted on this as it becomes available.
  • we are currently soliciting bids for our 31st conference, scheduled for 2024 in Europe.  More information can be found here on the process or by email to the current ICMRBS Chairman, Ray Norton.  Bids will be evaluated in October 2020. (conference awarded to Davos, Switzerland – see Oct 13, 2020 post!)

Finally, our long-standing treasurer and website creator, John Markley, has recently passed the reins to Kevin Gardner.  We thank John for his many years of service to the organization and encourage you to direct any comments about this new site by emailing Kevin.