Recognition for members of the NMR Discussion Group
The 2018 NMR Discussion Group Christmas meeting, held at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, was packed to capacity, with high-profile recognition of research performed by early career members in addition to established spectroscopists from the UK and Europe.
By Stephen Byard
Sarah Mann and Emily Corlett, both from the Department of Physics, University of Warwick, were the prize-winners for best oral presentation and poster presentation, respectively. They were invited to present their postgraduate research at the Christmas event.
Sarah gave an account of her recent results from probing structure and dynamics in ionic liquid pharmaceuticals by NMR spectroscopy, whilst Emily presented an evaluation of NMR crystallography-based approaches for the characterisation of lutidine fumarate compounds. Prizes were sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) and Jeol UK.
Certificates of recognition for outstanding achievements were presented to Sarah Mann by Prof Simon Duckett, the Chairperson of the NMR DG and to Emily Corlett by Mark Dunham, of Jeol UK.
Ralph Adams from The University of Manchester received the joint Royal Society of Chemistry NMR DG – Institute of Physics BRSG prize for outstanding contribution to magnetic resonance by an early career research worker, and gave a well-received presentation titled ‘Silencing the Jingle Jangle of J’.
The NMR Discussion Group is extremely grateful to the Royal Society of Chemistry and Jeol UK for generous support of the events. There will be a similar opportunity for early career research workers to present their work in an informal setting at the 2019 postgraduate meeting, which will be held at the University of York on 21 June.
Nominations are open for the 2019 Royal Society of Chemistry NMR DG – Institute of Physics BRSG prize for outstanding contribution to magnetic resonance by an early career research worker. To make a nomination, contact Stephen Byard before 31 March 2019.
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