Boston meeting further postponed to 2022

Dear Colleagues,
 
With the health and safety of our attendees and community in mind, and taking into account the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the 29th ICMRBS and ICMRBS Council have decided to further postpone the 29th ICMRBS Conference to August 2022, at a date to be advised in the near future.
We are disappointed to have to make this decision, as the opportunity to present your science and make new connections is a valuable part of meeting face-to-face. However, the safety and health of all participants is our first priority.
 
Implications of the postponement of the 29th ICMRBS to August 2022:
 
Hotel Reservations at the Westin Copley Place. If you have already reserved a guest room at the Westin Copley, please cancel your reservation without penalty at your earliest convenience. Cancellation instructions were included in your reservation confirmation message. If you need assistance, please contact icmrbs@sciencemanagers.com.

Submitted Abstracts. Poster and oral abstracts submitted for the conference will remain on file and available for review/consideration for the postponed meeting. You may edit your submitted abstract at any time by returning to the online submission at www.icmrbs2020.org. We also can assist you to withdraw completely so that you may make a new submission in the future; please contact icmrbs@sciencemanagers.com.

Founders Medal 2020. The 2020 recipients, Paul Schanda and Nick Cox, were previously announced last October. They will present their Founders Medal lectures in two separate webinars in late August 2021. Dates for these webinars will be announced in mid-2021.

Program for the Postponed Conference in 2022. We hope to keep the existing program in place to the greatest degree possible. Once the dates of the 2022 conference are finalised, we will work with our planned plenary and invited speakers to confirm their participation.
 
Subsequent Conferences. The 30th and 31st ICMRBS meetings in Seoul, South Korea, and Davos, Switzerland, will be held in 2024 and 2026, respectively. We are very grateful to the organisers of these two conferences for their cooperation in postponing each of them by two years.
 
If you have any concerns regarding arrangements of the further postponed 29th ICMRBS which are not addressed above, please contact icmrbs@sciencemanagers.com.
Take care and stay tuned for updated information regarding the 29th ICMRBS in Boston.  For continuing updates on this, along with information on webinars and other MR-related events, please contact kgardner@gc.cuny.edu to be added to the mailing list.
 
Regards,
Gerhard Wagner. Chair, ICMRBS XXIX
Bob Griffin, Mei Hong, Ann McDermott, Art Palmer, Mike Summers. Co-Chairs, ICMRBS XXIX
Ray Norton. Chair, ICMRBS Council

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.

2026 ICMRBS – Davos, Switzerland

(updated Feb 2021 to reflect COVID postponement from 2024 to 2026)

The ICMRBS Council is proud to announce that Davos, Switzerland has been chosen as the venue for the 2026 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 2026.

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

(updated Feb 2021 to reflect several COVID-related postponements)

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 August 2022 due to COVID-19; more information can be found at the conference website.
  • our 30th conference in Seoul, South Korea will be postponed from 2022 to August 2024.  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 for August 2026 – 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.