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.