Inauguration and Symposium on Ultra Fast and Cryo Magic Angle Spinning, November 16, Umeå

Venue: Carl Kempe lecture hall, KBC, Umeå University

Time: 16 November at 9:30-16:45

Last day to register is 8 November.


Welcome to a symposium and the inauguration of world-unique combined solid-state NMR equipment (MAS CryoNMR Probe + Ultrafast MAS NMR Probe) for  the next application level in sciences ranging from bio and medical sciences to novel material and environment.

The equipment is installed at the Umeå University KBC NMR core facility, a national SciLifeLab and VR-RFI (SwedNMR) node.


Chairs: Gerhard Gröbner and Juergen Schleucher

Opening Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson / Pro-Vice-Chancellor Katrine Riklund

Inauguration of equipment by Hans Adolfsson, vice-chancellor of Umeå University, and Alice Kempe, Kempestiftelserna, at the NMR room
The inauguration an also be followed online in Carl Kempe salen, KBC.


Chair: Mikael Akke (Lund) 

Alia Hassan/Barbara Perrone, Bruker, Zurich, Switzerland: MAS CryoProbe challenges, development, applications

10.30-11.00 Coffee and cake

Tanguy Le Marchand, Lyon, France: 1H-detected biomolecular NMR under fast magic-angle spinning: achievements and prospects

Daniel Topgaard, Lund, Sweden: CPMAS cryoprobe technology enables multidimensional solid-state NMR studies of the stratum corneum at natural isotopic abundance.

12.00-13.30 Lunch and NMR site seeing

Tomas Larsson, Rise/KTH, Stockholm: CP/MAS 13C-NMR on commercial
wood pulps and cellulose


Patrick van der Vel, Groningen, Netherlands: Targeting a pathogenic protein-lipid complex implicated in Barth syndrome (by ssNMR)

14.30-15.00 Coffee and cake

Dror Warschawski, CNRS Paris, France: Molecular-level description of
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii’s cell wall

Melinda Duerr, Cambridge, England: Solid-state NMR insights into how tissue
mechanics influence cell behaviour


Tobias Sparrman (Umeå)/Bruker: MAS CryoNMR and ultrafast MAS NMR applications in Umeå and Sweden

Concluding remarks

19.00 Dinner with all participants