The 8th Alpine Conference

The 8th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR

International Program Committee 

Brad Chmelka (Santa Barbara, CA)

Tatyana Polenova (Newark, DE)

Jeremy Titman (Nottingham, UK)

Monday 9th September 2013

8:30am-12:00 Session I (Stefano Caldarelli, Chair)


Solid-state NMR of Sub-Milligramm Amounts of Protein Using 100 kHz MAS

Beat Meier


Solid State NMR of Small Molecules Encapsulated in Nano-Cavities: H2@C70 and H2O@C60

Salvatore Mamone


NMR Studies of Bacteriophage Viruses – Capsid Structure, DNA, and Their Interface

Amir Goldbourt


Proton-Detected Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of Fully Protonated Proteins under Ultrafast Magic-Angle-Spinning

Andrew J. Pell


The Role of Phosphate and Water in Tuning ACC Metastability – From Stabilization to Crystallization Via a Nano-Scale Solid-Solid Phase Separation: A Molecular NMR View

Asher Schmidt


Atomic Resolution Structures of Amyloid Fibrils

Robert G. Griffin



2:30pm-3:50 Session II (Jeremy J. Titman, chair)


Achieving Large Absolute Sensitivity For Solid-State NMR With Dynamic Nuclear Polarization: Matrix-Free Samples and Ultra-Low Temperatures.

Gaël De Paëpe


High Throughput Computation For Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Chris Pickard


Tuesday 10th September


8:30am-12:00 Session III (Tatyana Polenova, chair)

Population Transfer (PT) HMQC For 1/2 To Quadrupolar Spin Correlations At Increased Speed
Julien Trebosc

Diffraction and NMR Crystallographies: High-resolution Structure Characterization of Layered Aluminophosphates.
Charlotte Martineau

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Natural Abundance 17O Spectroscopy
Frédéric Blanc

Quadrupole-Resonance MAS NMR Spectroscopy for Structural Biology
Umit Akbey

DNP Solid-State NMR For Micro-Particulate Solids and Pharmaceutical Formulations
Aaron Rossini

Studying Functionally Relevant Motion In the Solid State: New Methods and Application To a Protein Interacting With An Entire Cell Wall
Paul Schanda


6:00pm-7:30 Session IV (Bradley F. Chmelka, chair)

Photo-induced Nuclear Spin Dynamics in GaAs
Jeffrey A. Reimer


Special External Lecture

Biomineralization Pathways: From the Environment, Through the Cell, To the Deposition Site
Steve Weiner

Wednesday 11th September

8:30am-12:00 Session V (Sabine Hediger, chair)

Structural Investigation of Proteins in Complex Environments by Improved Solid-State NMR Methods
Mei Hong

Revisiting Zero-Field NMR Spectroscopy
Tito Jose Bonagamba

High-Resolution 33S (I = 3/2) MAS NMR at Natural Abundance (0.76%): Is It Possible and How Much Further Can One Go ?
Stephen Wimperis

Instrumentation Development For 2H NMR of Semisolid Samples and Oriented Liquids
Rachel Martin

NMR of Batteries and Challenges – The Li2Ru(y)Sn(1-y)O3 Family of Cathode Materials
Elodie Salager

A Portable Permanent-Magnet Analyzer For High-Resolution 1H MAS NMR Spectroscopy
Dimitrios Sakellariou

2:30pm-4:00 Session VI (L. Emsley, chair)

NMR Studies At the Interface of Cellular and Structural Biology
Marc Baldus

Graphene-Based Electrodes for Li-Ion and Li-Air Batteries Studied by Natural Abundance 13C CPMG-MAS NMR
Gillian Goward

NMR Crystallography in an Enzyme Active Site: Incorporating Restraints from 13C and 15N Chemical Shift Tensor Measurements and 17O Quadrupole Central Transition NMR Spectroscopy
Leonard J. Mueller

Thursday 12th September

8:30am-12:00 Session VII (Anne Lesage, chair)

Strong Coupling Effects on Single Nuclear Spins in Diamond
Dieter Suter

Just How Important is Solid State NMR for the Characterization of Helical Membrane Proteins in their Native-Like Environment ?
Timothy A. Cross

Structure, Dynamics and Interfaces in Polymer Composite Materials
Ulrich Scheler

J Coupling Between Magnetically Equivalent Quadrupoles and Other Secrets Revealed with DOR NMR
David Bryce

Characterization of Mesoporous Catalysts by Conventional and DNP-Enhanced Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Marek Pruski

Following Function in Real Time: New NMR and MRI Methods for Studying Structure and Dynamics in Fuel Cells and Supercapacitors
Clare P. Grey