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For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, I trust that you all enjoyed a good summer. We have been busy here at TalaveraScience what with attending the Rocky Mountain Conference in
Snowbird, UT, USA meeting old friends and making new ones in the wonderful surroundings (a flock of hummingbirds?) and then flying to meet customers in Australia at the Australian
National University, Canberra (my first possum in the wild and multiple kangaroos and wallabies), the University of New South Wales, Sydney and at the University of
Queensland, Brisbane. It was a real pleasure to meet everyone and make new connections.
Paul Jonsen, September 2018.
On my return I had a very short time at home before attending HYP18 in Southampton to hear about all the new and exciting developments in dynamic polarisation NMR. Below, you will see
some news concerning a product from Cryogenic Ltd, the dissolution DNP magnet.
Paul Jonsen, September 2018.
It was NOBEL PRIZE week and those honoured were:
- For PHYSICS Arthur Ashkin (Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA) for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems and Gérard Mourou (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) and Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo, Canada) for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses;
- For CHEMISTRY Frances H. Arnold (California Institute of Technology, USA), George P. Smith (University of Missouri, USA), and Gregory P. Winter (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK) for harnessing evolution to identify new enzymes and binding proteins;
- For MEDICINE James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA) and Tasuku Honjo (Kyoto University, Japan) for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
1-3 October 2018.
I had a terrific time yesterday evening at the IOP Business and Innovations Group "IOP Business Awards" at the The Palace of Westminster and
hosted by Alok Sharma MP.
Congratulations to all of the prize winners and especially to my prize winner friend Gary Green at York Instruments!
Paul Jonsen, 16th October 2018.
The ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Bruker Corporation are pleased to invite applications for the 2019 Bruker ESR Thesis Prize - a monetary award of several thousand pounds and a prize lecture at the ESR Group Meeting in April 2019, set up to recognize outstanding work by PhD students in the field of electron spin resonance. Further information is here: http://www.esr-group.org/bruker-thesis-prize/. The deadline for the 2019 Bruker Thesis Prize applications is 12:00 (UK time) on the 1st December, 2018. Applications should be sent, in the form of PDF files (1-page summary, full thesis, supervisor support letter, examiner support letter) to the ESR Group Secretary - Dr Ilya Kuprov (firstname.lastname@example.org).