The 10th Alpine Conference

The 10th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France 10-14 September 2017

International Program Committee

Gaël De Paëpe (Grenoble),
Amir Goldbourt (Tel Aviv),
Sophia Hayes (St Louis, MO),
Christopher Jaroniec (Colombus, OH)
and Leonard Mueller (Riverside, CA – chairman)

Monday 11th September 2017

8:30am-12:00 Session I (L.J. Mueller)

Robert Tycko
Biomolecular Solid State NMR and MRI with Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at Very Low Temperatures

Michal Leskes
Probing bulk materials properties and the electrode-electrolyte interface with exogenous and endogenous MAS-DNP

David Gajan
Three-Dimensional Structure Determination of Organometallic Catalysts by DNP Enhanced Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy

Beat Meier
Plasticity and dynamics of proteins: challenges for and limitations of solid-state NMR

Gil Goobes
Regulation of skeletal material formation in corals – from functional proteins to whole organism

Guido Pintacuda
Biomolecular solid-state NMR at > 100 kHz MAS


2:30pm-6:00 Round Tables I

Tuesday 12th September 2017

8:30am-12:00 Session II (chair: C. Martineau)

Clare P. Grey
Recent Developments in the use of NMR, MRI and PFG Methods to Study Batteries and Supercapacitors

Zdenek Tosner
New Generation of Optimal Control Experiments for Dipolar Recoupling in Biological Solid-state NMR

Józef R. Lewandowski
Integrated structural biology of enacyloxin polyketide synthase – contribution of solid state NMR to study dynamically rich protein complexes

Rachel Martin
Nutation curves for all four channels of the quadruple-resonance MAS probe

Alexey Krushelnitsky
Slow motions and spin dynamics in 15N R1rho experiments under MAS: capabilities, limits and pitfalls

Jeffrey A. Reimer
Solid-State NMR Studies of Metal-Organic Frameworks


6:00pm-8:30 Session III (chair: L. Mueller)

G. Vold Lecture

Björn Corzilius
Novel Mechanisms Of Polarization Propagation Under MAS DNP

Special Lecture

Alpine Futures

Wednesday 13th September 2017

8:30am-12:00 Session IV (chair: S. Hayes)

Chad M. Rienstra
The Structural Landscape of alpha-Synuclein Fibrils

Johannes Hellwagner
Understanding and Counteracting Pulse Transients in Solid-State NMR

Patrick Van Der Wel
Order and disorder in polymorphic disease-associated protein deposits.

Rasmus Linser
Proton-detected solid-state NMR structure of a 29 kDa enzyme-small molecule complex at 110 kHz MAS.

Katharina Märker
NMR crystallography of organic molecules: Benefiting from natural isotopic abundance and MAS-DNP

Sharon Ashbrook
Exploiting Isotopic Enrichment in NMR Spectroscopy of Microporous Materials


2:30pm-6:00 Round Tables II

Thursday 14th September 2017

Session V (chair: J.N. Dumez)

Tatyana Polenova
Structure and Dynamics of HIV-1 Capsid Assemblies: Insights from an Integrated

Diego Gauto
Structure and functional dynamics of a half-megadalton enzyme assembly from solid-state NMR

Danielle Laurencin
Mechanosynthesis: a unique opportunity for 17O solid state NMR

Joanna Long
Increasing NMR sensitivity to characterize complex biomolecular systems

Christian Bonhomme
DNP and spin diffusion in hydroxyapatite: modeling and application to natural abundance 43Ca DNP MAS experiments.

Arno P.M. Kentgens
Micro NMR Methodology and its application in Catalyst Characterization