[NMR] Application deadline reminder: 2018 Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR: Jan 7-12 in Stowe,…

This is just a friendly reminder that the application deadline for the SSNMR winter school is approaching at the end of this week (please see the original announcement below for details of the winter school and how to apply).


The 5th U.S.-Canada Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR

Stowe, Vermont, USA

January 7-12, 2018

Organizers: Tatyana Polenova (U. Delaware), Christopher Jaroniec (Ohio State U.), Mei Hong (MIT) and Bob Griffin (MIT)

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to encourage your students, postdocs, and senior associates to attend the 5th Winter School on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR, which will be held on January 7-12, 2018, in Stowe, Vermont. Similar to the previous four 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 5th Winter School include:

  • Basics of solid-state NMR: orientation-dependent NMR frequencies, MAS, tensors and rotations, density operator and its time evolution, decoupling and recoupling techniques, and average Hamiltonian theory
  • Multidimensional correlation spectroscopy, non-uniform sampling, techniques for resonance assignment and measurement of structural restraints in biomolecules 
  • Paramagnetic solid-state NMR techniques
  • Techniques for enhancing sensitivity of solid-state NMR: dynamic nuclear polarization and 1H detection
  • Solid-state NMR techniques for measuring molecular motion
  • Solid-state NMR techniques for structural studies of oriented membrane proteins
  • Protein structure calculations in XPLOR-NIH
  • Beyond spin 1/2: NMR of quadrupolar nuclei 
  • Basics of NMR probe design 

In addition to lectures, problem sets and their discussion sessions will be given at the meeting.

Speakers: The following have agreed to serve as lecturers:

Tim Cross (Florida State)

Philip Grandinetti (Ohio State)

Bob Griffin (MIT)

Mei Hong (MIT)

Christopher Jaroniec (Ohio State)

Francesca Marassi (Burnham)

Ann McDermott (Columbia)

Stanley Opella (UC San Diego)

Guido Pintacuda (ENS Lyon)

Tatyana Polenova (Delaware)

Bernd Reif (Tech Univ Munich)

Charles Schwieters (NIH)

Robert Tycko (NIH)

Kurt Zilm (Yale)

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 lodge. We anticipate space for ~70 attendees.

Cost: Room and board will be free for attendees. The registration fee is $500 for academic attendees and $750 for industrial attendees. 

Application: Interested students and postdocs should send the following application materials as a single PDF file to: ASC-WinterSchool2018@osu.edu. The application materials include: (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 AdvisorLastName_YourLastName_WS2018app.pdf. For example “McDermott_ Smith_WS2018app.pdf”.

Application deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017. Given the limited number of available spaces, it may not be possible to accommodate applications received after this date. 

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,

Tatyana, Chris, Mei & Bob


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