Each of the organizing societies, several journals, and key members of the magnetic resonance community provided Prizes that were awarded during EUROISMAR 2019. The list below are the confirmed Prizes Winners. Congratulations!
ISMAR Prize: awarded for outstanding achievement in the field of magnetic resonance. The ISMAR Prize was sponsored by Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. (CIL).
Jane Dyson and Peter Wright (both Scripps Research Institute, USA) are joint recipients of the 2019 ISMAR Prize for their work on intrinsically disordered proteins.
Paul Callaghan Lecture: a lecture in memory of Paul Callaghan, sponsored by Magritek.
Malcolm Levitt (University of Southampton, UK) delivered the 2019 Paul Callaghan Lecture on "adventures with long-lived states".
Anatole Abragam Prize: awarded to candidates within seven years of completing their PhD. Preference will be given to nominees who have made original and independent contributions to experimental or conceptual aspects of magnetic resonance beyond accomplishments attributable to work performed with their research supervisors. The award aims to recognize and foster outstanding young scientists at a typically important point in their career. This prize is sponsored by Bruker.
Michal Leskes (Weizmann Institute of Science, Isarel) delivered the 2019 Anatole Abragam Prize Lecture on endogenous DNP in energy storage materials.
Please click on the "Award" button on the AMPERE Society website to find out more about the awards.
EUROMAR-Ernst Prize: to recognize recent beneficial applications of Magnetic Resonance. The EUROMAR-Ernst Prize was sponsored by Bruker.
Angela Gronenborn (University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Daniella Goldfarb (Weizmann Institute of Science, Isarel) are joint recipients of the 2019 Ernst Prize, for contributions to the development of magnetic resonance methods and applications to molecular biology.
Raymond Andrew Prize: the prize is awarded to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance. This prize is sponsored by Bruker.
Thach (Cody) Can (previously MIT, now UCSD, USA) delivered the Anatole Abragam Prize Lecture via Skype.
Full conditions for these Prizes are detailed on the GDCh FGMR website.
Felix-Bloch-Lecture: A special award is given to a distinguished scientist in the field of magnetic resonance. Nominees -- preferably young researchers (group leaders) -- should have made a particularly impactful scientific contribution over the course of the last five years.
Franz Hagn (Technical University of Munich, Germany) gave the Felix-Bloch-Lecture during the opening prize lecture session of EUROISMAR 2019 on studying the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins in a native environment.
GDCh-Ernst Awards: honouring the work of young scientists (PhD students), based on a recent paper that was written and published between 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.
Awardees for 2019 are:
- Victoria Aladin, Goethe University Frankfurt
Complex Formation of the Tetracycline‐Binding Aptamer Investigated by Specific Cross‐Relaxation under DNP
- Daniel Friedrich, Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
Insight into small molecule binding to the neonatal Fc receptor by X-ray crystallography and 100 kHz magic-angle-spinning NMR
- Bálint Koczor, Technische Universität München, now University of Oxford
Time evolution of coupled spin systems in a generalized Wigner representation
- Tomas Orlando, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Dynamic nuclear polarization of 13C in the liquid state over a 10 Tesla field range
Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Award for Young Scientists
The Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Award for Young Scientists consists of three prizes, each 500 Euros, which is awarded to young scientists who have submitted an outstanding abstract for the EUROISMAR 2019 conference. The awardees will be selected by the Scientific Committee of the conference from the abstracts submitted for an oral presentation.
Congratulations to the following young scientists!
- Dr. Cyril Charlier, National Institutes of Health, USA
Atomic resolution characterization of a folding intermediate by pressure-jump NMR
- Dr. Guillaume Mas, Universität Basel, Switzerland
Dynamic regulation of human Hsp70 chaperone functional cycle by its co-chaperones and client protein
- Ms. Sylwia Ostrowska, University of Southampton, UK
Monitoring Oxygen Levels in Microfluidic Devices using 19F NMR
JMR Young Investigator Awards
Thanks to the generosity of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance (Elsevier), we are pleased to award 10 awards of 500 USD each to young scientists who were selected to give a presentation at EUROISMAR 2019, including
- Journal of Magnetic Resonance-EUROMAR Young Scientist Awards
- Kshama Sharma: Solid-state NMR strategies towards speed and resolution
- Naitik A. Panjwani: Tuning Spin Dynamics in Crystalline Tetracene
- Hagop Abadian: Prebiotic Organization of Biomolecules on Mineral surfaces
- Melissa Van Landeghem: When stronger magnets don’t help: Methods for disentangling overlapping high-field EPR spectra illustrated in record organic solar cell blend PBDB-T:ITIC
- Journal of Magnetic Resonance-ISMAR Young Scientist Awards
- Serafima Guseva: Multivalency and phase separation of measles virus replication machinery
- Alberto Collauto: In-cell PELDOR of spin-labelled RNA duplexes
- Laura Galazzo: Spin-labeled nanobodies as proteins’ conformational reporters towards in-cell EPR applications
- Silvio Künstner: Rapid scan EPR-on-a-chip
- Katharina Märker: Solid-state NMR studies of the electrochemical cycling of LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 cathodes
- Adam Gaunt: Multi-Sample Dissolution DNP with a Cryogen-Free Polariser
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Journal Magnetic Resonance, now the official journal of ISMAR. A Jubilee Special Issue is available, edited by Lucio Frydman.
FEBS Journal Poster Awards
Thanks to the generosity of FEBS Journal, we are pleased to announce that there will be 2 poster awards of 100 Euros each for the best posters in molecular life sciences.
The Poster Awards are judged based on scientific merit. The Award Selection Committee made their selection based on the display and presentation of posters during EUROISMAR 2019.
The winners of the FEBS Journal award are:
- Layara Abiko: Pressure effects on the conformational equilibrium of the β1-adrenergic receptor (P002)
- Jan Overbeck: Structure and Dynamics of Exoribonucleases (P347)
International EPR Society Poster Awards
Two poster presenters received the IES Poster Award at EUROISMAR 2019.
- Yury Kutin: Dimerization of DNA G-quadruplexes: an EPR investigation (P250)
- Steven Worswick: Neural network processing of DEER with exchange coupling (P506)
Suraj Manrao Student Poster Awards
Thanks to the generosity of the Suraj Manrao Science Fund, we are pleased to announce that there will be 12 poster awards of 100 Euros each for the best posters.
The Poster Awards are judged based on scientific merit. The Award Selection Committee will select the posters which they deemed worthy of this award based on the display and presentation of posters during EUROISMAR 2019.
The following poster awardees were announced during the Prize Session on Friday 30 August at 13:30-14:10.
- P067: Quentin Chappuis (Univ Lyon)
- P135: Lena Marie Funke (University of Münster)
- P165: Linn Haase (Universität Greifswald)
- P145: Angeliki Giannoulis (Weizmann Institute)
- P188: You Huang (University of Science and Technology of China)
- P226: Domarin Khago (US National Cancer Institute)
- P241: Vitaly Kozinenko (ITC SB RAS)
- P294: João Medeiros-Silva (Utrecht University)
- P297: Andreas Meyer (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry)
- P374: Alexandre Poulhazan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
- P397: Malgorzata Rytel (University of Warsaw)
- P412: Maarten Schledorn (ETH Zürich)
- P437: Lucas Siemons (University College London)
- P497: Seth Vigneron (UCSF)
- P513: Seungman Yu (Gimcheon University of Korea)
- P585: Caitlin Quinn (University of Delaware)