Sponsored by CIL

Dr. Alexander Pines, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Professor Alexander Pines is awarded the 2017 ISMAR prize for his many landmark contributions to magnetic resonance, in particular to solid-state NMR, including time-reversal of dipole-dipole couplings, cross polarization of dilute spins in solids, multiple-quantum spectroscopy, double rotation and dynamic angle spinning of quadrupolar nuclei, the geometric (Berry) phase, ex situ and remote detection, ultralow and zero-field NMR and MRI, optical hyperpolarization and detection, functionalized hyperpolarized Xe as a biosensor, and his leadership as an inspiring teacher and mentor in the field.

Title of the presentation: Half a Century of Ups and Downs

Paul Callaghan Lecture

Sponsored by Magritek

Dr. Jeffrey A. Reimer, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Professor Jeffrey A. Reimer received his bachelor’s degree (with honors) from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to his faculty appointment at UC Berkeley he was a postdoctoral fellow at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York. He is presently the C. Judson King Endowed Professor and the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. Professor Reimer has won several teaching awards, including the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award bestowed on faculty for their teaching. Professor Reimer’s scholarship is in the fields of materials chemistry and engineering, with particular attention to the application of sophisticated NMR spectroscopic and physical measurements. He is recognized for these works by election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society in the Division of Materials Physics, and a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance. In 2015 Professor Reimer was the recipient of a Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Title of the presentation: An Atomistic View of Ion and Molecule Transport in Solids

Anatole Abragam Prizes

Sponsored by Bruker

Dr. Loren Andreas, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

"For pioneering contributions to the structure determination of large proteins in the solid state using 1H-detected MAS techniques".

Dr. Loren Andreas received his Bachelor degree from Oberlin College, where he first became interested in solid state NMR. He completed his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship and was a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the École normale supérieure de Lyon. He is currently leading the solid state NMR group at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. His primary interests are membrane proteins and ultra-fast magic-angle spinning at high magnetic field. He also received the Ritchey Award at the ENC in 2013.

Title of the presentation: Proton-detected structure determination with 0.1 MHz magic-angle spinning

Dr. Björn Burmann, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg

"For pioneering contributions to the determination of structure and dynamics of chaperone-client complexes at atomic resolution by solution NMR".

Dr. Björn Burmann received his diploma and subsequently he completed his doctorate at the University of Bayreuth focusing on solution state NMR. He was a post-doctoral fellow and a project-leader with a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellowship at the Biozentrum Basel. Currently, he is leading the Bio-NMR group at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology as well as the Wallenberg Centre for Translational and Molecular Biology of the University of Gothenburg. His primary interests are the structure and dynamics of large protein complexes. He also received the MRC Young Scientist Award at the EUROMAR 2014.

Title of the presentation: Chaperone–client complexes: A dynamic liaison