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emagres

15th September 2016
eMagRes article published

A review article entitled "Relaxation-Based Magic-Angle Spinning NMR Approaches for Studying Protein Dynamics" authored by Jonathan Lamley and Józef Lewandowski was published in Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance.

FGMR

15th September 2016
FGMR Discussion Meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany

Józef gave an invited plenary lecture entitled "Structure and dynamics of protein complexes by solid-state NMR" at the 38th FGMR Discussion Meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Azz

11th-15th September
SMASH Conference in La Jolla, USA

Congrtulations to Azz, who won a prize for the best poster at the SMASH conference in La Jolla, CA, USA.

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4th-8th September

SMARTER Conference in Bayreuth, Germany

Steven and Ann gave talks, Anjali, Miri, Tiago and Tomasz presented posters and Trent attended the SMARTER (Structure elucidation by combining Magnetic Resonance, Computational Modelling and Diffraction) 5 conference in Bayreuth, Germany.

icmrbs

21st-26th August 2016
International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, Kyoto, Japan

Angelo, Carl, Simone and Józef presented posters at the ICMRBS in Kyoto, Japan.

RMC

17th-21st July 2016

Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Breckenridge, CO, USA

Ray, John, Józef and James attended RMC in Breckenridge, CO, USA. Józef gave an invited talk entitled "Energy landscapes, anisotropic motions and protein dynamics in large protein complexes". Ray, John and James presented posters.

 euromar

7th July 2016

EUROMAR in Aarhus, Denmark

Steven Brown gave an invited talk at the EUROMAR conference in Aarhus, Denmark entitled “Application of Solid-State NMR to Pharmaceuticals, Polymers, Self-Assembly and Plant Cell Walls”. He also attended an editorial board meeting of the journal Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance that took place at the conference.

Józef

4th July 2016

UK-Japan Symposium in Leicester

Alma, Angelo, Becky, Simone and Józef attended the UK-Japan Symposium: "From single molecules to cells and tissues" in Leicester. Józef gave an invited talk entitled "Structure and dynamics of protein complexes by solid-state NMR".

Daniel

30th June 2016
Daniel receives IAS Early Career Fellowship

Congratulations to Daniel on the awarding of the IAS Early Career Fellowship.

 nmrdg1

23rd June 2016

NMRDG PhD event in Oxford

Anjali, Azz, Alma and Becky all presented posters at the NMRDG PhD event in Oxford. .

 nature_c

9th June 2016

Nature Communications paper published

Ray and Steven are co-authors on a multi-institution paper entitled Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis. This paper identified proteins that regulate cellulose assembly in plants, important in understanding how plants produce their biomass.

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6th June 2016
Steven Brown gave a talk at the Canadian Society of Chemistry conference

Steven Brown gave an invited talk entitled “Application of High-Field Solid-state NMR to Pharmaceuticals, Polymers, Supramolecular Self-assembly and Plant Cell Walls” at the 99th conference of the Canadian Society for Chemistry conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

zeeman

1st June 2016
Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium


Aiden, Azz and Daniel gave talks. Becky and Richard presented posters. Congratulations to Jonathan for winning the Faculty Prize for the best PhD thesis and Daniel for the best talk in the chemical biology session.

Jozef

9th May 2016

RSC Marlow Award for Józef

Józef Lewandowski was awarded RSC Marlow Award for the "development and applications of solid-state NMR methodology to study structure and dynamics of biomolecules." Press release.

ENCPitt

12th April 2016
57th ENC in Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Józef Lewandowski gave an invited talk entitled "Energy Landscapes, Anisotropic Motions and Dynamics in Large Protein Complexes" at the 57th ENC in Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

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7th April 2016

UK 850 MHz solid-state NMR national facility annual symposium

Ann and John gave talks at the sixth annual symposium of the UK 850 MHz solid-state NMR facility, that took place at the University of Warwick.

les houches

7th April 2016
TRSC Protein Dynamics Workshop in Les Houches, France

Józef Lewandowski gave an invited talk entitled "Hierarchy of Protein Motions from Solid-State NMR Measurements" at the TRSC Protein Dynamics Workshop in Les Houches, France.

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6th April 2016
Ann gave a talk at the British Crystallography Association meeting in Nottingham

Ann gave a talk entitled “Good Cop and Bad Cop” – NMR Crystallographic and Powder X-ray Analysis of Lithium and Magnesium Orotate Hydrates” at the British Crystallography Association meeting in Nottingham, with Aiden, Anjali, Gemma and Tomasz all also attending.

tiagotomas

21st March 2016
Tiago and Tomasz join the group

Welcome to Professor Tiago Venâncio and Dr Tomasz Pawlak who have joined the group to work with Steven Brown on NMR crystallography of pharmaceuticals as a visiting academic and researcher from Brazil and Poland.

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2nd February 2016
New WB 700 MHz magnet delivered

Today a new Bruker WB 700 MHz magnet (funded in part by an ERC grant to Józef Lewandowski and in part by the University of Warwick) was delivered. The spectrometer will be hosted in the MAS building and will be optimised for biomolecular NMR applications. It will be equipped with tripple channel 0.7 mm, 1.3 mm, 3.2 mm MAS probes. We all are looking forward to the new and exciting science that this instrument will enable us to do.

pnas

1st February 2016
PNAS paper published

A collaborative paper involving Lewandowski group, van der Wel group (U. Pittsburgh) and Wetzel group (U. Pittsburgh) was published in the PNAS. The study entitled "Huntingtin exon 1 fibrils feature an interdigitated β-hairpin–based polyglutamine core" provides insights on structure and formation mechanism for huntingtin exon 1 fibrils implicated in Hungtington disease.

Pacifichem

16th December 2015

Pacifichem, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Józef Lewandowski gave a talk entitled "Hierarchy of picoseconds to microseconds anisotropic protein motions" at the Pacifichem in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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14th December 2015

BRSG Christmas meeting

8 members of the Warwick solid-state NMR group attended the BRSG Christmas meeting on NMR Crystallography at the Institute of Physics in London.
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10th December 2015

Paper published with collaborators in New Zealand in the ACS journal Macromolecules on solid-state NMR characterisation of a polyaniline material.

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9th December 2015

Jonathan passed his PhD viva

Congratulations to Jonathan Lamley who passed his PhD viva with external examiner Adam Lange (FMP-Berlin) and internal examiner Steven Brown.
trent

16th November 2015
Trent Franks joins the group

Welcome to Trent Franks who joins the Warwick Solid-State NMR group to work with Steven Brown and Jozef Lewandowski.

bca

12th November 2015
Steven Brown gave a talk at Astra Zeneca

Steven Brown gave a presentation entitled “NMR Crystallography of Organic Solids” at the British Crystallographic Association Industry Group autumn meeting at AstraZeneca in Macclesfield.

cgd

4th November 2015
Paper published in Crystal Growth & Design

A paper was publiced in Crystal Growth & Design (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01440) as part of an EPSRC-funded collaboration between Warwick, Bologna (Italy) and Maryland (USA).

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2nd November 2015

Angewandte Chemie paper published

A manuscript by Jon Lamley, Carl Öster, Becky Stevens and Józef Lewandowski on the influence of different intermolecular interactions on protein dynamics was featured as a Very Important Paper in Angewandte Chemie. The paper presents first ever extensive site-specific relaxation measurements on a large non-crystalline GB1-antibody complex in a few nanomole quantities and compares them to similar measurements on crystalline GB1. The study paves the way for direct characterization of dynamics in biologically important but sensitivity-limited samples of proteins within large complexes. Read here.

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16th October

Steven Brown gave a talk at CEA, Saclay

Steven Brown gave a talk entitled “Application of High-Field Solid-State NMR to Pharmaceuticals, Supramolecular Self-Assembly and Plant Cell Walls” at CEA, Saclay.

irrmn

15th October

Meeting of the Conseil Scientifique

Steven Brown attended the meeting of the Conseil Scientifique of the French Network of High-Field NMR Facilities in Gif-sur-Yvette.

lulea

5-6th October 2015

Inauguration of New Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Biorefinery/Green Chemistry Laboratories in Luleå, Sweden

Ray Dupree gave a talk on "Probing the Molecular Architecture of Plant Secondary Cell Walls

using 2D and 3D 13C solid state NMR" at the inauguration event in Luleå, Sweden.

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5th October

Welcome to new group members

Welcome to new PhD students Anjali and Alma and new postdoc Angelo.

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20-23rd September 2015

SMASH 2015 NMR Conference

Dinu Iuga attended the SMASH conference in Baveno, Italy and gave a talk on “Applications of High-Field Solid-State NMR to Small Organic Molecules”.

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16th September 2015

JMR Paper published

A paper presenting results obtained by Aiden Robertson on his visit to JEOL in Japan earlier this year has been published in Journal of Magnetic Resonance.

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8th September 2015

37th FGMR Discussion Meeting

Steven Brown gave a talk entitled: “Application of High-Field Solid-State NMR to Pharmaceuticals, Supramolecular Self-Assembly and Plant Cell Walls” at the 37th FGMR Discussion Meeting (Joint conference of the German & UK Magnetic Resonance Societies) in Darmstadt, Germany.

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2nd September 2015

PhD day at AstraZeneca

Steven Brown and Miri Zilka attended the PhD day at AstraZeneca in Macclesfield – Miri gave a poster entitled “Interpreting Solid to Molecule Differences of NMR Parameters in Molecular Crystals”

alpine

13-17th September 2015
Alpine NMR conference in Chamonix

Józef Lewandowski gave a talk "Protein motions and intermolecular interactions: large protein complex vs. crystal". Ray Dupree, Ann-Christin Pöppler and Miri Zilka presented posters.

 

19th August 2015

Group seminar by Pierre Thureau

Pierre Thureau from Marseille, France gave a seminar to the group about his latest DNP work.

castep

17th August 2015

CASTEP workshop in Oxford

Ann-Christin, Gemma, Aiden and Miri attended the CASTEP workshop in Oxford.

Lewndowski Shanghai

16th August 2015
ISMAR conference in Shanghai

Józef Lewandowski received the ISMAR Anatole Abragam Prize and delivered the Abragam lecture entitled "Protein structural dynamics through the lens of solid state NMR" at the ISMAR Conference in Shanghai.

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22nd July 2015
CCPN meeting in Buxton

Steven Brown gave a lecture entitled “NMR Crystallography of Organic Solids” at the CCPN meeting in Buxton, where Becky Stevens also presented a poster entitled “Quantitative Determination of Site-Specific Activation Energies in a Protein Backbone”

toc

17th July 2015

PCCP paper published

A paper by Jonathan Lamley, Matthew Lougher and Józef Lewandowski in collaboration with Stephan Grzesiek's group (Basel, Switzerland) on combined analysis of multifield 13C' and 15N relaxation to characterise protein backbone dynamics was published in PCCP. The study sheds light on how the same complex motions will be manifested in fundamentally different ways in solution and solid-state relaxation. The presented approach leads to a more accurate quantification of both fast and slow protein motions that are often of crucial functional importance. The study also validates use of 13C’ R as a quantitative probe of slow dynamics. Read more here.

Azz 

25th June 2015
Azzedine awarded Waldner Teaching Prize

Azz was awarded Waldner Teaching Prize for demonstrating in year 2 undergraduate chemistry labs.

rynek

25th June 2015
Lewandowski gave an invited talk at the ISMEC

Józef Lewandowski gave an invited talk entitled "Application of paramagnetic metal complexes to study structures and dynamics of protein complexes in the solid state’" at the International Symposium on Metal Complexes in Wrocław, Poland.

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24th June 2015
Lewandowski awarded Anatole Abragam Prize

Józef Lewandowski was awarded Anatole Abragam Prize of International Society of Magnetic Resonance "for his outstanding accomplishments to date and his promise in the development of solid-state NMR methodology and its application to the study of biomolecular structure and dynamics." The prize will be presented in August during ISMAR Conference in Shanghai.

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16th June 2015

Solid state NMR workshop in Brazil

Steven Brown gave a workshop on Solid-State NMR at UFRJ Rio de Janiero, Brazil


GRC

10th June 2015

Lewandowski gave an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference

Józef Lewandowski gave an invited talk entitled "Direct Observation of Hierarchical Protein Dynamics" at the Gordon Research Conference on Computational Aspects - Biomolecular NMR in Il Ciocco, Italy.

nmrbrazil

9th June 2015
Steven Brown gave a lecture at the 15th AUREMN NMR Users Meeting

Steven Brown gave a lecture entitled “Applications of High-Resolution 1H Solid-State NMR Methods to Supramolecular Self Assembly, Plant Cell Walls and Pharmaceuticals” at the 15th AUREMN NMR Users Meeting at Angra dos Reis, Brazil

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3rd June 2015

Steven Brown gave invited lecture at Danish Center for Ultahigh Field NMR Spectroscopy

Steven Brown gave an invited lecture entitled “Application of High-Field Solid-State NMR to Pharmaceuticals, Supramolecular Self-Assembly and Plant Cell Walls” at the Inauguration of the Danish Center for Ultrahigh Field NMR Spectroscopy in Aarhus.

landscape

1st May 2015

Lewandowski in Science on hierarchical protein dynamics

Józef Lewandowski in collaboration with Lyndon Emsley (EPFL, Lausanne/ENS-Lyon) and Martin Blackledge (IBS, Grenoble) reports in Science on a direct observation of hierarchy of protein and solvent motions in protein conformational energy landscape. The findings of the study employing a series of variable temperature magic angle spinning multinuclear NMR relaxation measurements on a nanocrystalline protein reconcile divergent interpretations from techniques that are individually sensitive to dynamic phenomena occurring on different time scales and at different locations in protein-solvent systems. Read more here.

enc

16th April 2015

ENC in California

Manju gave a poster entitled “Understanding Self-Assembly Process at Molecular Level: Structure and Function of Guanosine Derivatives” at the Experimental NMR conference in Asilomar, California.

sci

16th April 2015

Crystallisation & Polymorphism for Discovery Chemists in Cambridge

Aiden, Ann-Chrisitn and Gemma attended the SCI event on Crystallisation & Polymorphism for Discovery Chemists in Cambridge.

850symp2015

26th March 2015

Annual Symposium of the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility

At the annual symposium of the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility, Manjunatha Reddy gave a talk entitled “Understanding Self-Assembly Process at Molecular Level: Structure and Function of Guanosine Derivatives”

toc_bio 

25th March 2015

Publication featured as ACS Editors’ choice article

A publication in Biochemistry entitled: "Probing the Molecular Architecture of Arabidopsis thaliana Secondary Cell Walls Using Two- and Three-Dimensional 13C Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" has been featured as an ACS Editors’ choice article – this represents a collaboration between Warwick and the group of Professor Paul Dupree in Cambridge.

kth

20th March 2015

Steven Brown was opponent at PhD exam in Stockholm

Steven Brown was opponent at the PhD exam of Boris Kharhov (supervisor Sergey Dvinskikh) in the Department of Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

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2nd February 2015
Aiden and Jon visit JEOL

Aiden Robertson and Jon Lamley visited JEOL in Japan to carry out fast MAS experiments at 600 and 700 MHz.

 ann_news

22th January 2015

Ann-Christin is awarded a Newton International Fellowship

Ann-Christin has been awarded a Newton International Fellowship by the Royal Society. The project is "Organometallics in the Solid State: Advanced Structure Elucidation by NMR Crystallography", supervised by Steven Brown.

scott_grad

15th January 2015

Scott King Graduates

Congratulations to Dr Scott King who graduated today! We wish him every success in the future.

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12th January 2015

Simone and Kristian joins the group

Welcome to Simone Kosol who is starting a postdoc with Józef Lewandowski and Kristian Barnsley who is starting a master project with Steven Brown.

cardiff

8th December 2014

Seminar at Cardiff University

Steven Brown gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry, Cardiff University entitled: “Solid-State NMR and NMR Crystallography of Organic Solids: Probing Structure-Directing Interactions in Pharmaceuticals and Supramolecular Chemistry”

Rob viva

3rd December 2014

Rob Kelly defended his PhD thesis

Congratulations to Rob Kelly who successfully defended his thesis today.

complex

11th November 2014

JACS Spotlights paper - Lewandowski group

A paper by Jonathan Lamley, Dinu Iuga, Carl Öster and Józef Lewandowski in collaboration with Stephan Grzesiek (Basel, Switzerland) and Ago Samoson (Tallinn, Estonia) on quantitative NMR spectroscopy of large protein complexes at fast spinning frequencies has been published in JACS. The approach described in the manuscript enables obtaining structural and dynamics measurements on hundreds of kDa protein complexes in quantities as small 2 nanomoles.

pNMR

17th September 2014

pNMR Conference in Cambridge

Józef Lewandowski gave invited lecture entitled "Applications of Paramagnetic Effects to Study Protein Complexes by Solid-state NMR" at Paramagnetic NMR Conference in Cambridge. Sam Page and Greg Rees presented posters.

smarter4

1st to 4th September 2014
SMARTER4 Conference

There were 13 attendees from Warwick at the SMARTER4 meeting in Durham. Manju gave a talk entitled "Guanosine self-assembly: characterizing structure-directing non-covalent interactions through solid-state NMR and computational studies".

ccpn2014

1st - 3rd September 2014

CCPN conference Scarborough

Józef Lewandowski gave an invited talk entitled “Fast magic angle spinning: from protein dynamics to structural studies of large protein complexes in nanomolar quantities" at the 2014 CCPN conference in Scarborough. Matt Lougher and Carl Öster presented posters.

ac

26th August
Ann-Christin Pöppler joins the group

Welcome to Ann-Christin who joins the group as a Feodor Lynen fellow funded by the Humboldt Foundation.

jacs_brown

26th August

JACS spotlight paper

A paper in collaboration with Jeff Davis (Maryland, USA) resulting from an EPSRC-funded project of guanosine self-assembly has been published in JACS and featured as a spotlight article.

greg_face

16th July 2014

BRSG Summer meeting

Miri Zilka and Greg Rees gave lectures at the BRSG Summer meeting in Nottingham. At the BRSG AGM, Steven Brown stood down from the BRSG committee after 9 years of service (Secretary 2007 to 2010, Chair 2010 to 2013.

euromar

30th June 2014

Invited lecture at EUROMAR

Steven Brown gave an invited lecture entitled "Applications of High-Resolution 1H Solid-State NMR methods to supramolecular self-assembly and Pharmaceuticals" at the EUROMAR conference in Zurich.

Gemma poster

25th June 2014

Members of the group gave talks and presented posters at the NMRDG Postgraduate meeting in Nottingham

Aiden Robertson and Greg Rees gave talks entitled "Characterising Molecular Self-Assembly by High Resolution 1H Solid-State NMR" and "Characterisation of platinum-based fuel cell catalyst materials using 195Pt wideline Solid-State NMR". Miri Zilka and Gemma Candy also presented posters. 10 members of the group attended the meeting.

nmr football team

24th June 2014

NMR football team wins silver medal

The NMR 5-a-side football team came in second place in the Warwick 5-a-side cup. They also reached the Champions League quarter final after winning their league. Aiden Robertson, Stephen Day, Rob Kelly, Jonathan Lamley, Frederik Roemer, Jimmy Edgell and Carl Öster played for the team.

uned

20th June 2014

Seminar at UNED, Madrid

Steven Brown gave a seminar entitled “Solid-State NMR of Organic Solids: Probing Structure-Directing Interactions in Pharmaceuticals and Supramolecular Chemistry” at the Department of Chemistry, UNED, Madrid, Spain at the invitation of long standing collaborator, Professor Rosa Claramunt.

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12th June 2014

Workshop at AstraZeneca, Macclesfield

Miri Zilka gave a lecture entitled “Modelling dissolution & crystal growth” at a workshop on understanding Dissolution attended by researchers from Warwick, Nottingham and Sheffield Universities.

 

Postdoc position available in Lewandowski group

Postdoctoral position in structural biology of trans-AT polyketide synthases is available in Lewandowski group is available from July 1 2014.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/condensedmatt/nmr/jobs

Chianti

3rd June 2014
Józef Lewandowski gave a talk at Chianti EMBO Workshop

Józef gave an invited talk entitled "Protein Dynamics in the Solid State" at the Chianti EMBO Workshop on magnetic resonance in structural biology, which took place in Grosseto, Italy.

http://events.embo.org/14-mr/

mariecurie

18th May 2014

Marie Curie meeting in Venice

Miri Zilka, Carl Öster, Steven Brown and Józef Lewandowski and other researchers from Warwick and industrial collaborators from e.g., AstraZeneca and Pfizer attended a 2-day meeting for the Centre for Analytical Science Innovative Doctoral Programme at Warwick in Venice.

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16th May 2014

European Symposium on Biological and Organic Chemistry (ESBOC), Gregynog, Wales.

Manju and Aiden gave posters at the ESBOC meeting.


beyond the molecule

1st May 2014

Manju attended the EPSRC Directed Assembly Network Beyond the Molecule meeting

Manju attended the EPSRC Directed Assembly Network Beyond the Molecule meeting entitled Observing, Measuring and Controlling Molecular Assembly at the National Physics Laboratory in London

http://beyondthemolecule.org.uk/d6/node/29

becky_new

15th April 2014

Becky Stevens joins the group

Becky will be doing her AS:MIT project on "Characterization of protein motions with 13C relaxation measurements in the solid state" supervised by Józef Lewandowski.


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14th April 2014

Greg Rees joins the group

Greg Rees rejoins the NMR group to work on the development and application of solid state NMR in the study of catalytic materials with John Hanna.

NMRDG

10th April 2014

Members of the group attended NMRDG Spring Meeting in Cambridge

Matt Lougher and Carl Öster attended the NMR in Structural Biology conference organised by the NMR Discussion Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cambridge.

http://www-keeler.ch.cam.ac.uk/NMRDG/

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9th April 2014

Hiroki Takahashi gave a talk at Warwick

Hiroki Takahashi returned to Warwick to give a talk entitled “DNP-enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy and magnetic resonance force microscopy for structural biology”

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3rd April 2014
Jon Lamley and Stephen Day gave talks at the fourth annual symposium of the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility at the University of Warwick.

Stephen Day gave a talk entitled “A Mutlinuclear NMR study of Sr2Sc2-yGayO5 Perovskite Fuel Cell Materials & Rare-Earth Containing GeS2-Ga2S3 Chalcogenide Glasses for Bright Fibre Laser Devices” and Jon Lamley gave a talk entitled “Solid-State NMR of Nanomolar Quantities of Protein Complexes at 60-100 kHz Magic Angle Spinning”

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/condensedmatt/nmr/850/annual-symposia/2014-annual-symposium/

soton

31st March 2014

Members of the group attended the Southampton NMR Opening Event

Manju, Gemma, Sam and Josh attended the opening event for the brand new NMR facility at the University of Southampton.

http://blog.soton.ac.uk/magres/?page_id=2347

enc_boston

26th March 2014

Józef Lewandowski and Jon Lamley attended ENC in Boston

Józef Lewandowski gave a talk entitled “Protein Dynamics in the Solid State” at the ENC in Boston. Jon Lamley gave a poster on the subject “Solid-State NMR of Nanomolar Quantities of Protein Complexes at 60-100 kHz Magic Angle Spinning”

http://www.enc-conference.org/Conference/GeneralInformation/tabid/157/Default.aspx

bbc

24th March 2014
Members of the NMR group appeared on BBC Midlands Today

Members of the NMR group appeared on BBC Midlands Today in a “Made in the Midlands” feature about the Birmingham Science City (http://www.birminghamsciencecity.co.uk/) project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFWdn10Rj78&feature=youtu.be

marseille

21st March 2014

Steven Brown gave a seminar at Aix-Marseille University

Invited by Pierre Thureau, Steven Brown gave a seminar entitled "Solid-State NMR of Organic Solids: Probing Structure-Directing Interactions in Pharmaceuticals and Supramolecular Chemistry"

http://sacs-lcp.univ-provence.fr/document.php?pagendx=10293&project=sacs-lcp

rhodopsin

27th January 2014
Paper published and highlighted in 'JACS Spotlights'

A new paper about characterisation of site-specific molecular motions of a 7-helix membrane protein within a lipid bilayer using solid-state NMR measurements has been published in JACS (read article). The article was highlighted in JACS Spotlights (read the Spotlights article).

Title: Conformational Dynamics of a Seven Transmembrane Helical Protein Anabaena Sensory Rhodopsin Probed by Solid-State NMR

Authors:Daryl B. Good, Shenlin Wang, Meaghan E. Ward, Jochem Struppe, Leonid S. Brown, Józef R. Lewandowski and Vladimir Ladizhansky

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6th January 2014
Gemma Joins our Group

Gemma Candy has joined our group to study for an EPSRC CASE funded PhD with GSK, supervised by Steven Brown.

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6th January 2014
David Bryce visits our group as an IAS Fellow

David Bryce from the University of Ottawa, Canada is visiting our group from 6th January to 29th January as an IAS Fellow. As part of this visit a symposium has been organised entitled "NMR Crystallography: Combining Experiment and Calculation".
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16th December
Group attends the BRSG Christmas Meeting

The group attended the BRSG Christmas Meeting held at the IOP. The conference titles was "Signal Enhancement Methods in Magnetic Resonance".

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12th November
3 Talks Given and Group Attends Bruker Users' Meeting

The group attended the 2013 Bruker Users' Meeting held at UK Headquarters of Bruker. Manjunatha Reddy, Stephen Day and Jonathan Lamley all gave talks.

Manjunatha Reddy: Applications of High-Resolution 1H Solid-State NMR Methods to Characterising Supramolecular Self-Assembly
Stephen Day: A Multinuclear Solid State NMR and Density Functional Theory Study of Hydrogen Bonding in Group I Hydrogen Dibenzoates
Jonathan Lamley: Applications of Fast Magic Angle Spinning to Protein NMR

1312-100

3rd December
New console delivered

A new Bruker Avance III HD console has been delivered and installed for the 100 MHz system. The new console consists of two 6-405 MHz 1kW amplifiers and a BCU II for variable temperature experiments.

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2nd December
New PhD student starts in the group

Sam Page has joined the group to study for a PhD with John Hanna on Low Field 7Li and 31P MAS NMR Studies of Paramagnetic Olivine and Substituted Olivine-Based Battery Materials.

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28th October
New paper published and listed as 'Hot Article'

A new paper (DOI) about research supported by CCP-NC has been published in CrystEngComm and has been listed as a 'Hot Article'.

Title: An NMR crystallography DFT-D approach to analyse the role of intermolecular hydrogen bonding and π–π interactions in driving cocrystallisation of indomethacin and nicotinamide

Authors: Dmytro V. Dudenko, Jonathan R. Yates, Kenneth D. M. Harris and Steven P. Brown

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23rd October
Steven Brown attended the meeting of the Couseil Scientifique in Bordeaux.

Steven Brown attended the meeting of the Conseil Scientifique of the French Network of High-Field NMR Facilities in Bordeaux.

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10th October
8 New Projects Students Join the Group.

8 new project students start their final year projects in our group.
(Left to Right) James Edgell, Scarlett Rose Boiardi, Sam Doughty, John Potter, Emily Hughes, Alex Cobb, Zoe Libman and Sam Doughty.

1310-newPhD

30th September
Tom Hooper, Azzedine Dabo, Daniel Griffiths and Maria Vlachou start PhDs

We welcome new and previous members back to study PhDs in our group.

1309-smash

24th September
Steven Brown Chairs Session at SMASH

Steven Brown chaired a workshop entitled Solid-State NMR in Pharma at the SMASH conference in Santiago da Compostela, Spain.

1309 chamonix

8th to 12th September
Group attends the 8th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR

The group attended the 8th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR. Among others attending Aiden Robertson, Jon Lamley, Robert Kelly, Dinu Iuga and Dmytro Dudenko presented posters.

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1st September
Carl Oster and Miri Zilka join our group.

Carl Oster and Miri Zilka join our group to study for PhDs through the Warwick Centre for Analytical Science, Innovative Doctoral Training Program.

1308-ssnmr

22nd August
Article appears in Top 5 Highly Downloaded Articles.

Steven Brown's article “Applications of high-resolution 1H solid-state NMR” published in Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance appears in the Top 5 Highly Downloaded Article for the first half of 2013.

1308-oxford

7th August
Steven Brown talks at the ICCOSS.

Steven Brown gave a lecture at the International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICCOSS) at St Catherine's College, Oxford entitled Solid-state NMR spectroscopy of organic solids: probing structure-directing interactions.

Dymtro Dudenko also presented a poster.

1307-jpc

30th July
Paper Published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (DOI)

A paper has been published after a successful visit from Elisa Carignani from Marco Geppi’s group in Pisa.

Title: Strong Intermolecular Ring Current Influence on 1H Chemical Shifts in Two Crystalline Forms of Naproxen: a Combined Solid-State NMR and DFT Study.

Authors: Elisa Carignani, Silvia Borsacchi, Jonathan P. Bradley, Steven P. Brown, and Marco Geppi.

1307-lyndon-emsley

17th July
Lyndon Emsley visits our group.

Professor Lyndon Emsley from Université de Lyon visited our group, as part of this visit Lyndon gave a talk titled "Surface Enhanced NMR Spectroscopy".

1307-euromar

30th June - 5th July Józef Lewandowski gives a talk at Euromar 2013

Józef Lewandowski presented a talk at Euromar 2013 held in Hersonissos, Crete. Józef's talk was titled "Site-Specific Protein Dynamics in the Solid State Probed by 13C and 15N Relaxation Measurements Employing Magic Angle Spinning Frequencies up to 100 kHz".

John Hanna also presented a poster titled "A Solid State 31P, 43Ca and 29Si MAS and DOR NMR, and GIPAW DFT Study of A-Tricalcium Phosphate and Si-Substituted A-Tricalcium Phosphate Bioactive Materials"

1306 Tom Tam

12th June
Tom Tam successfully defends his thesis.

Tom Tam successfully defended his thesis titled "Overhauser Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Studies in Solution-State at 3.4T" and managed the impressive feat of having no corrections.

1305-pccp

21st May
Paper appears Recent HOT PCCP articles blog.

A Paper titled "Spectral assignments and NMR parameter–structure relationships in borates using high-resolution 11B NMR and density functional theory" by Oliver L. G. Alderman, Dinu Iuga, Andrew P. Howes, Kevin J. Pike, Diane Holland and Ray Dupree (DOI) has appeared in a Recent Hot PCCP articles blog by Rowan Frame, Development Editor for PCCP.

1305-rio

21st May
Steven Brown gives an invited lecture at the 18th ISMAR Meeting in Brazil.

3 Members of our group attend the 18th International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) meeting held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Steven Brown gave an invited lecture titled "14N-1H Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of Organic Solids" and Scott King and Zhong-Jie Lin presented posters.

1307-jpc

3rd May
Paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry (DOI)

As part of the Collaborative Computational Project for NMR Crystallography (CCP NC) a paper has been published in the Journal of Physics Chemistry C.

Title: Exploiting the Synergy of Powder X-ray Diffraction and Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy in Structure Determination of Organic Molecular Solids.

Authors: Dmytro V. Dudenko, P. Andrew Williams, Colan E. Hughes, Oleg N. Antzutkin, Sitaram P. Velaga, Steven P. Brown, and Kenneth D. M. Harris.

1304-JRL

26th April
Paper published in Accounts of Chemical Research (DOI)

Title: Advances in Solid-State Relaxation Methodology for Probing Site-Specific Protein Dynamics.

Author: Józef Lewandowski

1304 Azz

15th April
Azzedine Dabo joins our group.

Azzedine Dabo joins our group to do a project titled" Solid State NMR based approaches for facilitating chromatography method development." as part of an MSc in Analytical Science Methods and Instrumental Techniques.

1304 850symp

11th April
Warwick hosts the UK 850 MHz solid-state NMR facility annual symposium.

The UK 850 MHz solid-state NMR facility hosted its annual symposium at Warwick University with Józef Lewandowski and Rob Kelly giving talks titled "Fast Magic Angle Spinning at High Fields: Advancements in 1H detection and Protein Dynamics" and "Exploring the Structure of Alzheimer’s Amyloid Aggregates Using High Field Solid-State NMR" respectively.

1304 james macdonald

3rd April
James MacDonald successfully defends his thesis.

James MacDonald successfully defended his thesis titled "Multinuclear Solid State NMR Studies of α-Tricalcium Phosphate and Silicon Substituted α-Tricalcium Phosphate"

1304 manju

1st April
Dr Manjunatha Gollapalli Narayana Reddy joins our group.

Dr Manjunatha Gollapalli Narayana Reddy has joined the group to work on an EPSRC funded project titled "Switchable & Biomimetic Self-Assembly of Guanosines: Characterising the Interplay of Structure-Directing Non-Covalent Interactions by Solid-State NMR". Manju joins us from the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles ISCN/CNRS, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau.

1303-dharmesh

4th March
Dr Dharmesh Patel joins our group.

Dr Dharmesh Patel joins our group as part of a collaborative project between Warwick and the Dupree Group at the University of Cambridge. Investigating secondary plant cell walls through the use of 2D and 3D 13C solid-state NMR in order to gain an understanding of the structural organisation of carbohydrates in the Arabidopsis cell wall.

1303-mol-pharm

9th January
Paper Published in Molecular Pharmaceutics(DOI)

Title: Probing Hydrogen Bonding in Cocrystals and Amorphous Dispersions Using 14N–1H HMQC Solid-State NMR.

Authors: Andrew S. Tatton, Tran N. Pham, Frederick G. Vogt, Dinu Iuga, Andrew J. Edwards, and Steven P. Brown.

1301 SSNMR

1st January
Steven Brown joins the editorial board of the journal Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

Steven Brown has accepted an invitation to join the editorial board of the journal Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

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