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11th Alpine Conference

The 11th Alpine Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Solids will take place in Chamonix Mont-Blanc (France) from the 15th to the 19th September 2019.
The members of the Scientific Committee for this edition include Lucio Frydman, Arno Kentgens and Tatyana Polenova.

List of Talks

The list of speakers is now available online.  On the Program page, you will find the alphabetical list of the speakers who have accepted to give an oral presentation, as well as the title of their talk (the detailed program will not be available before the conference starts).

Registration and abstract submission are now closed !

The registration to the 10th Alpine Conference is now closed, but you can still register on the waiting list. You will be able to validate your registration if a place opens up.

Alpine 10 – On-line registration is opened !

Deadline for registration : 31 May 2017

Alpine 10 – Invited Speakers

We are happy to announce that the following speakers have already accepted to participate: Sharon Ashbrook (St Andrews, UK), Clare Grey (Cambridge, UK), Arno P.M. Kentgens (Nijmegen, NL), Guido Pintacuda (Lyon, F), Tatyana Polenova (Newark, DE), Jeffrey A. Reimer (Berkeley, CA), Chad Rienstra (Urbana, IL), and Robert Tycko (Bethesda, MD).

Alpine 9 – External Lecture

A highlight special lecture will be delivered by Jonathan N. Coleman.


In Memory of Anatole Abragam



International Programme Committee


Mei Hong (Ames)

Dominique Massiot (Orleans)

Geoffrey Bodenhausen (Paris, Lausanne - chairman)


Program of the 7th Alpine Conference


Monday 12th September 2011


8:30am-12:00 Session I (Mey Hong, Chair)


Solid-State NMR Investigations Of Aggregates Formed By Perdeuterated Alzheimer's Disease Aβ Peptides

Bernd Reif


A Spinning Magnet For Magic Angle Field Spinning

Dimitrios Sakellariou


Reactions And Structures In Self-Assembled Alzheimer's Beta-Amyloid And Graphene-Related Carbon Materials

Yoshitaka Ishii


Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Of Biomolecular Systems

Hartmut Oschkinat


NMR Crystallography In An Enzyme Active Site: The Indoline Quinonoid Intermediate In Tryptophan Synthase

Leonard Mueller


Linking Structure To Properties; From Basic Polyolefins To Advanced Functional Materials

Arno Kentgens



2:30pm-3:50 Session II (Tatyana Polenova, chair)


Recoupling Of Heteronuclear Dipolar Interaction Using Non-Adiabatic, Low-Amplitude rf Fields: Theory And Applications To A Spin-1/2 Paired With Any Non-Integer Spin

Amir Goldbourt


New Techniques And Applications In Solid State NMR Of Proteins

Robert Tycko



Tuesday 13th September


8:30am-12:00 Session III (Geoffrey Bodenhausen, chair)


The Role of Conformational Dynamics In Structural Plasticity of HIV-1 CA Protein Assemblies As Probed By MAS NMR Spectroscopy

Tatyana Polenova


Structure Determinations Of Molecularly Ordered Layered Silicates Lacking Long-Range 3D Crystallinity

Sylvian Cadars


Simulating Spin Diffusion In Reduced Liouville Spaces For Powder NMR Crystallography

Meghan E. Halse


Improved 2H rf Pulse Performance And 2H-13C Cross Polarization Using Optimal Control Methods

Morten Bjerring


NMR Of Sedimented Solutes: On The Ridge Between Solution And Solid State

Enrico Ravera


Characterizing The Dynamical Heterogeneity Of Bacterial Peptidoglycan By WR-PDLF Symmetry Sequence

Axel Gansmüller


6:00pm-7:30 Session IV (Geoffrey Bodenhausen, chair)


Conformational Exchange Processes In Membrane Proteins And Enzymes By Solid State NMR

Ann E. McDermott


Special External Lecture

Light, Metal and Molecules

Thomas Ebbesen



Wednesday 14th September


8:30am-12:00 Session V (Dominique Massiot, chair)


Recent Advances In 14N Solid-State NMR

Robert Schurko


Automated Protein Structure Determination By Solid-State NMR

Kathrin Szèkely


Solid-State NMR Of The Ionothermally-Prepared 17O-Enriched Aluminophosphate Siz-4

Sharon Ashbrook


High-Resolution Structural Model For The Study Of Organic-Inorganic Interface

Jerry C. C. Chan


Hetero-Nuclear Decoupling In Alpocj2: Dramatic Increase Of Resolution At Moderate MAS Frequency And Magnetic Field

Charlotte Martineau


Biophysical Insight Into The Functional Mechanism Of Membrane Proteins By Solid-State NMR And cwDNP

Clemens Glaubitz



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


Symmetry Pathways For Separating Shelding/Paramagnetic Shifts And Quadrupolar Anisotropies

Philip Grandinetti


Faster Analysis Of Fully Coupled Spin Networks : A Sample Spatial Encoding Approach And Its Application To Enantiomeric Discrimination In Chiral Liquid Crystals

Nicolas Giraud


Fast And Ultra-Fast MAS 13C-13C Correlations Applied To Biological Systems

Jean Paul Amoureux



Thursday 17th September


8:30am-12:00 Session VII (Sophia Hayes, chair)


Structural Investigation Of Nanosized Carbonated Hydroxyapatites : Strengths Of Solid State NMR

Florence Babonneau


Broadband Excitation And Indirect Detection Of Nitrogen-14 In Rotating Solids Using Delays Alternating With Nutation (DANTE)

Veronika Vitzthum


Studying Slow Conformational Dynamics In Proteins: Dipolar Vs Non-Recouled Codex

Alexey Krushelnitsky


Demystifying Heteronuclear Decoupling In The Solid State

Paul Hodgkinson


Structural Studies Of Paramagnetic Metalorganic Complexes By Solid State NMR

Jens Dittmer


Challenges in DNP

Geoffrey Bodenhausen