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Summer School on Nuclear Spin Hyperpolarisation Techniques – Final Call

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Dear Colleagues,

This is the final announcement for the next Summer School on Nuclear Spin Hyperpolarisation Techniques, organised within the EU-COST Framework (Action TD-1103), which is still open for registration until April 30th.

We do have a very limited number of spaces left for young researchers in the early stages of their carreer (PhDs, Postdocs) working in the fields of NMR, EPR, or MRI and seeking to embark deeper into the field of magnetic resonance and hyperpolarization in detail.

If interested, please register through the website:

The school will be held in an hotel within the beautiful Marwell Zoo and Wildlife Park nearby Southampton, UK. Social events include a Zoo Safari and a BBQ at the Zoo.

The main purpose of the school is to train the young generation of scientists (PhD’s and PostDocs) working in the field of magnetic resonance in novel methodologies for nuclear spin hyperpolarisation. For this purpose the schoolwill discuss several hyperpolarisation techniques:

* Solid-State DNP

* dissolution-DNP

* Overhauser-DNP

* PHIP/SABRE (ParaHydrogen Induced Polarisation)

* CIDNP (Chemically induced DNP)

* QRIP (Quantum Rotor Induced Polarisation)

at 4 different levels: Theory, Simulations, Instrumentation and Applications.

The school is coordinated by Giuseppe Pileio (University of Southampton, UK) and Björn Corzilius (Goethe University Frankfurt, DE);

It boasts a rich list of top class teachers and scientists whose researches have contributed to estabilish the field of nuclear spin hyperpolarisation:

* Shimon Vega (Weizmann Institite, IL)

* Bob Griffin (MIT, Cambridge, US)

* Kevin Brindle (University of Cambridge, UK)

* Walter Kockenberger (University of Nottingham, UK)

* Ilya Kuprov (University of Southampton, UK)

* Jan-Henrik Arderkjaeren-Larsen (DTU Copenhagen, DK)

* Sami Jannin (EPFL, CH)

* Marina Bennati (MPI, Göttingen, DE)

* Marco Tessari (IMM, Nijmegen, NL)

N.B.: The school is open to PhD’s, PostDocs and early career scientists but we can allow only a total number of 30 participants. Places will be assigned on a first come first served base so please do not wait the last minute to register! People from countries enrolled in the COST Action are entitled to a fixed reimbursement of 500€.

Students grants are provided by EU-COST Action TD-1103. The Zoo Safari and the BBQ have been generously offered by Bruker. Oxford Instruments and Cortecnet have generously offered drinks for all dinners.

Looking forward to seeing you at the School,

Giuseppe Pileio and Björn Corzilius


Dr. Björn Corzilius

Emmy Noether Research Group Leader

Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,

Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

and Center for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ)

Goethe University Frankfurt

Campus Riedberg

Building N140, Room 14

Max-von-Laue-Str. 7

60438 Frankfurt am Main

phone: +49-(0)69-798-29467

fax: +49-(0)69-798-29404




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COST Meeting on “Paramagnetic relaxation and spin hyperpolarization”

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Dear colleagues, 

It is a great pleasure to announce the COST Meeting on Paramagnetic relaxation and spin hyperpolarization, which will be held at Institut Henry Poincare (Paris, France) on May 4-6, 2015.

This meeting is organized within the framework of the EU COST Action TD1103 “Hyperpolarization Physics and Methodology in NMR and MRI” ( It is a discussion meeting that joins two COST working groups: “Theory” (WG2) and “Relaxation” (WG3).

The meeting will be focused on spin relaxation processes in paramagnetic systems and their role in spin hyperpolarization experiments. Introductory talks of didactic character will be given by well-known specialists in the field:

  • Prof. Geoffrey Bodenhausen (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland; Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France)
  • Dr. Giuseppe Pileio (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Prof. Thomas Prisner (Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  • Prof. Shimon Vega (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)

In addition, several oral contributions on the progress in the field are welcome with preference to early-stage researchers. The planned number of participants will guarantee lively discussions and informal communication.

You can find more information concerning accommodation, registration and program on the web-site of the meeting:

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Konstantin Ivanov.


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