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NMRDG Christmas meeting 2023

Thursday 14th December 2023

Venue: RSC Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Event details: events/detail/77544

Registration: rsc/2884/register

Registration fee: RSC member £55, non-RSC member £65, student RSC member £35, student non- RSC member £45.


15th NMRDG Postgraduate meeting 2023

Venue: George Porter Building, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Abstract submission form


NMRDG Spring meeting 2023 - symposium on spin hyperpolarisation

Venue: University of Nottingham, University Park Campus

Further info.

NMRDG Christmas meeting 2022

Venue: online (see Zoom details in Programme)


NMRDG 14th postgraduate meeting 2022

Meeting venue: Schuster Building, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL.

Dear All,

The NMR Discussion Group would like to invite you to the 14th Postgraduate Meeting, to be held at the Department of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, sponsored by ACD/Labs, Bruker, Jeol, Mestrelab, and Oxford Instruments. This two-day meeting is designed to showcase the work of early career researchers, including postgraduates, postdoctoral workers and industrialists, whose work has a strong NMR content. Following on from previous years, there will be two “overview” lectures by established NMR spectroscopists, and a careers talk from an leading industrialist. The full programme can be downloaded here

Register for the meeting via RSC page

Abstract submission link


6 Jun 2022 Oral abstracts deadline

6 Jun 2022 Poster abstract deadline

16 Jun 2022 Standard registration deadline

UKMRM meeting 2022

In parallel with the NMRDG post graduate meeting, the UK Magnetic Resonance Managers Meeting will also be held in Manchester on the 30th June. This meeting is open to anyone involved in the running of a magnetic resonance facility, both in academia and industry.

Further information about the meeting, including details of the programme, venue etc along with registration information can be found via the RSC events page:

UKMRM registration

Deadline for registration for UKMRM meeting is 16th June.

NMRDG Christmas Meeting 2021

Dear NMR Discussion Group Member,

I am pleased to share with you the programme for the annual Christmas meeting! We are holding the meeting on the 16th December 2021. The meeting will be held on Zoom. The details for the meeting are as follows:

Meeting ID: 919 2914 9352

Passcode: please contact

The link may be altered by email security filters. If this occurs and clicking on the link does not work, please start Zoom, then click “Join”, entering the meeting ID and passcode when requested.

We have an fascinating range of speakers covering topics from micro-fluidics to artificial intelligence and solid-state NMR of viral proteins. I hope you are able to join us.

The programme is as follows:

10.00 – 10.05 Introduction and welcome, Simon Duckett, Chair of NMRDG

10.10 – 10.45 “Noncanonical amino acids for protein NMR”, Gottfried Otting, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

10.50 – 11.20 “Using solid-state NMR spectroscopy to investigate mixed-metal MIL-53”, Emma Borthwick, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK

11.25 – 12.00 “Microfluidic NMR for the study of live systems”, Marcel Utz, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

12.05 – 12.40 “Visualising and quantifying molecular processes in dynamic chemical systems”, Melanie M Britton, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

12.40 – 13.55 Lunch

13.55 – 14.10 “NMRDG Business”, Iain Day and Andy Gibbs

14.10 – 14.15 “Connect NMR UK”, Nasima Kanwal

14.20 – 14.55 “DeepControl: AI-Powered Pulse Sequence Design for MRI”, Mads S Vinding, Aarhus University, Århus, Denmark

15.00 - 15.35 “Solid-State NMR of Viral Proteins”, Anja Böckmann, CNRS/Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

15.40 - 16.15 “Phase Separation of Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions: Biological Roles and NMR Insights”, Julie D Forman-Kay, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada,

16.20 – 16.30 Closing remarks: Simon Duckett, Chair of NMRDG

All times are GMT.

The full programme can be downloaded here.

NMRDG Annual Postgraduate Meeting

The annual postgraduate meeting will be held on the 18th June, and due to the on-going restrictions, will be run as a virtual meeting. It will involve two poster sessions, interleaved with a keynote lecture (by Prof Steven Brown), lectures on careers in NMR, and finish with a talk on 'publishing led by a team from Chemical Science'.

The poster sessions will involve a 1 minute flash presentation, followed by the use of breakout rooms to allow you to talk further about your work to delegates.

We will offer a suitable number of poster prizes. We expect that places for the poster competition will be limited to around 60, so if we are oversubscribed, we will prioritize those applicants that are closer to completing their studies and members of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


We are now opening registration for the forthcoming virtual NMRDG Annual Postgraduate Meeting that will take place on the 18th June 2021, starting at 9.30 am and finishing at 4.30 pm. Registration is free, but the number of posters will be limited. If you register to present a poster, and are successful, you will need to give a 1-minute flash presentation in addition to making yourself available during one of the two poster sessions on the day to answer questions on your poster during the breakout session.

For registration and abstract submission, please complete the online registration form.

Note, you may need to create a google account to access the online form.

If you are unable to access/complete the online form, please register by downloading and completing the following registration form and poster abstract form (if applying to present a poster) to be sent by e-mail to info@

Registration closes on 10th June 2021.

The full programme and poster abstract booklet can be found here

NMRDG Christmas meeting 2020



10.25 – 10.30 Introduction and welcome.

Morning Chair: Anastasia Zhuravleva, University of Leeds

10.30 – 11.05 Leif Schröder, FMP Berlin, Germany

“(Gift) Exchange: CEST and T2 Detection of Wrapped and Unwrapped Xenon”

11.20 – 11.50 Alex Forse, University of Cambridge

“NMR studies of Nanoporous Materials for Climate Change Mitigation”

Winner of the 2020 BRSG-NMRDG Prize for Magnetic Resonance

12.05 – 12.40 Theodoros Karamanos, University of Leeds

“New insights into Hsp40-mediated proteostasis by solution NMR”

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.15 NMR DG Business

Afternoon chair: Iain Day, University of Sussex

14.30 – 15.05 Lauren Marbella, Columbia University, New York, USA

“Characterization of Electrode/Electrolyte Interfaces in Lithium Metal Batteries with Solid-state NMR”

15.20 – 15.55 Galia Debelouchina, University of California, San Diego, USA

“Real-time observation of liquid-to-solid transitions of phase separating proteins by MAS NMR”

16.10 – 16.45 Melinda J Duer, University of Cambridge, UK

“Understanding what goes wrong in tissues through solid-state NMR spectroscopy”

16.45 – 16.50 Closing remarks: Simon Duckett, Chair of NMRDG

Cancelled: NMRDG Spring meeting 2020: Nottingham DNP facility / NMRDG spin hyperpolarisation symposium

, University of Nottingham.

Jointly organised with the University of Nottingham DNP MAS NMR Facility. More information.

Poster abstract deadline: 3rd April 2020.

Registration deadline: 3rd April 2020.

Register here (then click on the BOOK NOW button)

Programme to follow.


Cancelled: 9th UK Magnetic Resonance Managers' meeting 2020

, Lecture Theatre A, George Porter Building, School of Chemistry, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.

More information. Programme and registration information to follow.


Cancelled: 13th Annual NMRDG postgraduate meeting 2020

, Lecture Theatre A, George Porter Building, School of Chemistry, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.

In conjunction with the UK Magnetic Resonance Managers (UKMRM) meeting on Wednesday, 17th June 2020. More information. Programme and registration information to follow.


NMRDG Chirstmas Meeting 2019

. Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, the main Birkbeck building (B34), Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL.

The popular annual event, more information. The programme is now available.

NMRDG events 2015-2016

A short summary of NMRDG events in 2015 and 2016 is available.

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NMRDG typically organises two meetings a year, one of these being in December in London, intended as a general interest meeting, with more specialist meetings in Spring. Since 2008 we have also organised a Postgraduate Symposium specifically for early career researchers.

NMRDG used to run a series of International Conferences, initially every 3 years and then every 2 years. The last of these was in Cambridge in 2003. After this, NMRDG agreed with Ampere and the European Experimental NMR Conference (EENC) that we would move to one joint European magnetic resonance conference a year, the first of which was at York in 2006, preceded by a conference in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, in 2005. These meetings form the Euromar series.

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Online NMRDG seminars

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you, and your research groups, to be in the audience for next RSC NMR Discussion Group supported webinar (details below) which is on Tuesday, 11th August at 10:30 a.m. BST.

I'd like to invite you to 'attend' our next seminar. Our speakers will be Dr. Alicia Martínez from ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia) and Dr. David McKay from University of St. Andrews. You can join the seminar via zoom at; please email for the password. Or, if you can't use zoom, all 300 of our zoom seats are occupied, or you miss the start time, watch via a YouTube stream for the following 24 hours (

The seminar series is very kindly supported by the RSC NMR Discussion Group.

Talk abstracts:

Dr. Alicia Martínez (ICIQ)

"FlowNMR for reaction monitoring of high-pressure reactions and VTNA as a kinetic treatment"

A FlowNMR system for the reaction monitoring of high-pressure reactions has been designed and developed. Variable Time Normalization Analysis (VTNA) has been used to extract the kinetic information of the studied transformation, unveiling the effect of catalyst activation processes in the kinetic profiles.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 10189-10193 (2019)

Dr. David McKay (University of St. Andrews)

"Investigating disordered inorganic solids by combining ensemble or structure-searching computational models with NMR spectroscopy"

I will discuss our recent work on combining computational techniques with experimental NMR spectroscopy to investigate disordered solids. Two examples of disordered systems are considered, which into two classes of positional disorder. For pyrochlore solid solutions, which exhibit mixing of M4+ cations on the B-site sublattice, we apply an ensemble-based model, through an exhaustive list of structures, provided by site occupancy disorder (SOD), across the compositional series. In contrast, for hydrous inner-Earth minerals the final position of incumbent H+ cations is not known. We therefore apply a non-exhaustive structure-searching technique to investigate candidate structures. Both techniques allow for comparison with experimental multinuclear solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 17838-17846 (2019)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 3024-3036 (2019)

Online NMRDG seminars

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you, and your research groups, to be in the audience for next RSC NMR Discussion Group supported webinar (details below) which is on Tuesday, 14th July at 10:30 a.m. BST.

I'd like to invite you to 'attend' our second seminar. Our speakers will be Dr. Hana Kouřilová from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Prof. Jonathan M Goodman from the University of Cambridge. You can join the seminar via Zoom, Meeting ID 98236574845 (please send an e-mail to for the Zoom password) or, if all 300 of our zoom seats are occupied, watch via a YouTube stream.

The seminar series is very kindly supported by the RSC NMR Discussion Group.

Talk abstracts:

Dr. Hana Kouřilová (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

"Bullet-DNP and Low-Field Relaxation"

Bullet-DNP is an approach to dissolution-DNP where the sample is transferred rapidly in the solid state. We will introduce the method and discuss recent field-cycling experiments that report on low-field relaxation during the sample transfer.

Prof. Jonathan M Goodman (University of Cambridge)

"DP4 - more information from NMR"

How sure can you be that your NMR spectrum corresponds to the molecule you think you have? DP4-AI calculates a confidence measure directly from raw NMR data.

Best wishes,

Iain Day and Ralph Adams

New online NMRDG seminars

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you, and your research groups, to be in the audience for our first online NMR Discussion Group seminar (details below) which is on Tuesday.

We are launching a programme of fortnightly seminars in NMR, with international speakers selected from established and early-career scientists. Our hope is that this programme will keep our community together whilst our conferences have been cancelled and we are all (mostly) stuck at home and remote from each other. These will take place every 2 weeks starting on Tuesday, 30th June at 10:30 a.m. BST.

I'd like to invite you to 'attend' our first seminar. Our speakers will be Dr Pinelopi Moutzouri from EPFL and Dr Andy Baldwin from the University of Oxford. You can register (for free) by clicking the link below

Register for online NMRDG seminar

The seminar series is very kindly supported - organisationally and financially - by the RSC NMR Discussion Group.

Talk abstracts:

Dr. Pinelopi Moutzouri (EPFL)

"Homonuclear Decoupling in 1H NMR of Solids by Remote Correlation"

Here we show how the anti z-COSY experiment can be used to reduce the residual line broadening of 1H NMR of powdered organic solids at 100 kHz MAS and can achieve an improvement in resolution of up to a factor of two.

Dr. Andrew Baldwin (University of Oxford)

"UnidecNMR - reliable and accurate peak picking for 1,2,3,4D NMR spectra: applications to STD and methylNOESY"

Peak picking is part of virtually all NMR workflows, but is often best done by an experienced user. Here we introduce some new software for peak picking 1,2,3 and 4D NMR spectra whose performance is better than the best 'by hand' efforts we are able to do. It comes with a GUI, and is something we think will be of use to many NMR research groups. Several examples will be shown including analysis of saturation transfer difference spectra and in use for assigning methylTROSY resonances using 4D methylNOE data.

Best wishes,

Ralph Adam

Günther Laukien Prize 2020

Prof. Simon Duckett (University of York) was jointly awarded the 2020 Günther Laukien Prize with Prof. Warren S. Warren (Duke University) and Prof. Konstatin L. Ivanov (International Tomography Centre, Novosibirsk) for their work on the development of the parahydrogen technique SABRE (Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange).

Group news

It is a great pleasure to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Dr John Parkinson as NMRDG honorary treasurer over the decade 2009 to 2019. John has served the UK NMR community in this capacity with great skills and energy. The success of NMRDG over the years owes much to John's diligence in coordinating the group's finances regarding all its activities, ensuring smoothly run scientific meetings, distributing awards and bursaries to students. We have always enjoyed the traditional group's finances declaration John delivered at every Christmas meeting over the past decade, appreciating the organisation's fund being put to good use, particularly to maximise conference attendance of early career researchers. John now stands down as the group's treasurer and will be focusing his energy on organising the exciting Euromar conference coming back to the UK, University of Glasgow 2023.

Please join us in welcoming Prof Andy Baldwin of University of Oxford as the new NMRDG honorary treasurer. On acceptance of the new role Andy says: "The NMRDG is an outstanding body that promotes the wonderful technique of NMR spectroscopy. Becoming an NMR spectroscopist leads you into a career that is intrinsically interdisciplinary and always stimulating, and by bringing together like minded people, the NMRDG makes the whole process considerably more enjoyable. For this reason I would be honoured on the committee as the treasurer."

In other news, Dr Mike Bernstein of Mestrelab Research stands down as NMRDG media officer. We much appreciate Mike's tireless contribution in designing and maintaining the NMRDG website, keeping up to date the group's public announcements on awards and student bursaries and upcoming events. The role is now passed on to Dr Tran Pham of GSK.

NMRDG secretary

After a long and stellar contribution as the NMRDG secretary, we bid a fond farewell to Steve Byard. Much more than a secretary, Steve's outstanding contributions to NMR in the UK were acknowledged by the RSC.

Please join us in welcoming Dr Iain Day senior lecturer in chemistry and NMR spectroscopy at the University of Sussex in his new role as NMRDG secretary.

Dr Stephen Byard receives RSC award for service

Our warm congratulations go to Dr Stephen Byard, who was recognised by the RSC "For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry through his commitment to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Discussion Group".

We in the UK NMR community know Stephen very well from the countless hours he has applied to the NMRDG. This takes the form of a lot of effort and organisation that is not seen, but the annual meetings are very much the product of his efforts. He has, for some years, been responsible for a string of very popular and useful NMRDG Christmas Meetings.

We congratulate Stephen and thank him for his unique and fundamental contribution to NMR in the UK.

Read about the award here and at the Arcinova web site.

NMRDG chairperson

It is a pleasure to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made (2016-17) by Prof Sharon Ashbrook. Sharon worked tirelessly and with great skill to ensure that these were also very successful for the NMRDG. In addition to the excellent scientific series, we can look back at record investment in our young scientists going to international conferences to present their work.

The incoming Chairperson is a friend to the NMRDG, and very well known in the UK NMR scene. Please join us in welcoming Prof Simon Duckett of York University to this, his new role. We are immensely grateful that he has taken the position.