Winterschool 2010

On Biomolecular Solid-State NMR

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Many thanks to Bjoern Corzilius who took many pictures during the Winter School. Pictures are available from his Picasa web album.



Lecture Materials

Lecture material available as compressed archives (zip)

  1. All lecture notes
  2. CAD design of a low-temperature probe for DNP-enhanced MAS NMR (Alexander Barnes)
  3. Matlab package for DNP simulations without Relaxation (Thorsten Maly)
  4. Workshop material for computational structure determination of non-trivial proteins (fRienstra group)


The Winterschool was designed to be a pedagogical meeting aimed at students and postdoctorals in the field of biomolecular solid-state NMR, as well as more senior scientists who are interested in entering this field. The primary goals of the school are

  • to foster the scientific development of the next generation of biomolecular solid state NMR spectroscopists
  • to introduce biomolecular solid-state NMR methods to senior scientists who are currently working in related fields
  • to encourage the sharing of information and the development of collaborative relationships among biomolecular solid-state NMR groups
  • to accelerate progress in the field. 

Topics include

  • Fundamental conceptual basis for modern techniques in biomolecular solid-state NMR
  • Practical aspects of solid-state NMR hardware and the implementation of solid-state NMR techniques
  • Data analysis and numerical simulation methods
  • Methods for the preparation of isotopically labeled peptides and proteins for solid-state NMR.

Second Winterschool on Biomolecular Solid-State NMR

The second U.S.-Canada Winter School on Biomolecular Solid State NMR will be held in Stowe, Vermont, January 24-29, 2010. This is a pedagogical meeting, aimed primarily at graduate students and postdocs, with the goals of training them in fundamental conceptual and experimental aspects of biomolecular solid-state NMR, promoting frank discussions of current trends and bottlenecks, and generally catalyzing future progress. The meeting is also open to more senior scientists who are interested in entering the field of biomolecular solid state NMR.

Applications consist of the following three items:

  1. CV and publication list
  2. Brief description of current research, not longer than one page
  3. One-page letter of recommendation from current research supervisor (In the case of a more senior scientist, a brief explanation of your motivations can substitute for a letter of recommendation).

Please send these items as pdf attachments to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 16. Applications received after this date may not be considered. For the first Winter School, we received about twice as many applications as we could accept, so this deadline should be taken seriously.