The 6th Alpine Conference

The 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France 13-17 September 2009

International Program Committee 

Clare Grey (Stony Brook), Chairperson

Marc Baldus (Utrecht)

Paul Callaghan (Wellington)

Monday 14th September 2009


8:30am-12:00 Session I (M.H. Levitt, Chair)

Atomic-Resolution NMR Structures of Solids: Possibilites and Challenges
Beat H. Meier

Transition Pathways and Symmetry in Magnetic Resonance
Philip Grandinetti

Wide Line NMR : Direct and Indirect Detection, Sweeping Frequency and Field
Zhehong Gan

Solid-State NMR of Microcrystalline Paramagnetic Cu(II) Protein : Transverse Dephasing-Optimized J-Decoupling Method, and Ultra-Fast MAS
Ségolène Laage

The Internal Structure and Composition of Biomineralized Calcite of Coccoliths from E. Huxleyi by Solid-State NMR Study
Asher Schmidt

High Resolution Protein Structure Determination Magic-Angle Spinning NMR : Methods and Application to Larger Systems
Chad M. Rienstra


2:30pm-3:50 Session II (C.P. Grey, chair)

A New Model of Optically-Pumped NMR in Direct-Gap Semiconductors
Sophia Hayes

New Insights into Radiation Damage and Radiation Effects in Nuclear Materials from NMR
Ian Farnan

Tuesday 15th September


8:30am-12:00 Session III (M. Baldus, chair)

The Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Ion Channel VDAC Studied by Solid-State NMR
Adam Lange

The Role of Inter-Subunit Hydrophobic Sidechain Contacts in the Structural Phase Transition of the PF1 Filamentous Bacteriophage
Amir Goldbourt

Structure and Dynamics in Pharmaceutical Solvates from Solid-State NMR
Paul Hodgkinson

NMR J-Coupling in the Solid-State by First Principle Calculation
Jonathan Yates

Combining STMAS and CRAMPS NMR Spectroscopy : High-Resolution HETCOR NMR Spectra between Quadrupolar and 1H Nuclei in Solids
Renee Siegel

Proton NMR Investigation of Polymer Chain Dynamics in Melts, Brushes and Nanoscopic Confinement
Kay Saalwachter


6:00pm-7:30 Session IV (J.W. Emsley, chair)

Structure and Symmetry of Soft Matter : NMR in Liquid Crystals and Deformed Polymers
Edward T. Samulski


Special External Lecture

A Soft Matter Physicist Looks at Protein Dynamics: Function Beyond Structure
T. McLeish

Wednesday 16th September


8:30am-12:00 Session V (S. Wimperis, chair)

Investigating Structure, Order and Dynamics in Silicates UsingMultinuclear NMR and First Principle Calculations
Sharon Ashbrook

Probing the Assembly and Dynamics of Graphene-Inspired Molecular Wires by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Michael Ryan Hansen

MACADAM : Multiple Anisotropic Constraints and Dynamical Analysis of Membrane Peptides. WALP Peptide as a Case Study
Valérie Réat

Probing Molecular Interactions in Biological Membranes by Solid-State NMR
Philip T. Williamson

Hydrogen Storage in Magnesium Alloys with Transition Metals. Hydrogen Siting and Dynamics Studied with 1H and 2H NMR
Pieter Magusin

Effects of Ionic and Electrical Conductivity on MAS-NMR of Quadrupolar Nuclei in Cuprous Iodide and Lithium Nitride
James Yesinowski


2:30pm-4:00 Session VI (G. Bodenhausen, chair)

Efficient Heteronuclear Dipolar Decoupling Schemes
Perunthiruthy Madhu

Impact of Selective Excitation on Carbon Longitudinal Relaxation : Towards Fast Solid-State NMR Techniques
Mathilde Giffard

Solid State NMR / GIPAW / Computer Modeling : a Combined Approach in Materials Science
Christian Bonhomme

Thursday 17th September


8:30am-12:00 Session VII (J. Reimer, chair)

Ion Dynamics and Transport Phenomena in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
Gillian R. Goward

Understanding Fundamental Aspect of Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell by NMR Spectroscopy
Oc Hee Han

Molecular size and Shape in Surfactant Anisotropic Liquids from Solid-State NMR Experiments
Tiago Ferreira

Solid State NMR Studies of defect Structures and Mobility in Doped Perovskites
Frédéric Blanc

31P MAS NMR on Functional Mitochondria : In Situ Monitoring of Lipid Response under Apoptotic-Like Stress
Gerhard Gröbner

NMR of Spatially Quantized Systems: Hydrogen Molecules Inside Fullerene Cages
Malcolm H. Levitt