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Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance
The EUROMAR Board of Trustees and Ernst Prize committee request nominations for the “Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance” (Ernst Prize), named after magnetic resonance pioneer and Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard R. Ernst, which will be awarded at the EUROMAR 2021 in Portoroz (Slovenia) to recognize ‘recent beneficial applications of Magnetic Resonance’.
The Ernst Prize is intended to award achievements going beyond fundamental research, for groundbreaking applications of new or of previously known techniques in all areas of magnetic resonance. It is intended for research published within the last three years, although the origins of the ideas and experiments may have been described in previous publications. In special cases, and at the discretion of the Prize Committee, the award may be for cumulative achievements over a longer period of time.
The Ernst Prize is intended to be awarded to a single individual; however, it may be awarded to up to three scientists if the Prize Committee deems that their contributions to the development of the applications are of equal value.
Former prize recipients are Alex Pines (2016), Robert Griffin (2017), Claudio Luchinat (2018), Daniella Goldfarb and Angela Gronenborn (2019), and Clare Grey (2020).
The Prize comes with a purse of 10,000 €; it is sponsored by the Bruker BioSpin Corporation, and is awarded annually at the EUROMAR conference.
The 2021 Ernst Prize committee is made by Profs. Lucia Banci (chair), Claudio Luchinat, Daniella Goldfarb, Angela Gronenborn, Clare Grey, Oscar Millet, Janez Plavec, and Marc Baldus.
Nominations must include and fulfill the following conditions: the nominee's name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail; a brief (ca. 200 words) description of the work serving as the basis for the nomination, and a list of relevant publications (~5); Nominees may not have received the Guenther Laukien Prize or the Russell Varian Prize in the preceding five years; Self-nominations are not accepted.
Nominations for the 2021 Ernst Prize will be considered until February 28, 2021 and should be sent to Lucia Banci, the Chair of the Ernst Prize Committee.
AMPERE Prize for Young Investigators 2021 and the Andrew Prize for an outstanding PhD Thesis
Submissions for these two prizes are now been taken and are due on February 15, 2021. Details about the eligibility and the submission requirements can
be found in the AMPERE Bulletin No. 281 (available online on the AMPERE website at https://ampere-society.org/index.php?bulletin)
while past prize winners are listed at https://ampere-society.org/index.php?page=awards.
Both prizes will be awarded at the EUROMAR 2021 in Portoroz, Slovenia.
2020 Nobel Prizes
It was 2020 NOBEL PRIZE week and those honoured were:
- For PHYSICS Roger Penrose (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK) for the discovery that black hole formation is a
robust prediction of the general theory of relativity, Reinhard Genzel (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany) and Andrea
Ghez (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA) for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy,
- For CHEMISTRY Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany) and Jennifer A. Doudna (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA) for the development of a method for genome editing, https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2020/summary/;
- For PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE Harvey J. Alter (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA), Michael Houghton (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) and Charles M. Rice (Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA) for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus, https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2020/summary/ .
Congratulations to the new Nobel Laureates!
7th October, 2020.
2021 Bruker ESR Thesis Prize
The ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Bruker Corporation are pleased to invite applications for the 2021 Bruker ESR Thesis Prize - a monetary award of several thousand pounds and a prize lecture at the ESR Group Meeting in April 2021, 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 2021 Bruker Thesis Prize applications is 12:00 (UK time) on the 1st December, 2020. 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 (email@example.com).
7th October, 2020.
IonField Systems and COVID-19 Testing
There are three major challenges facing our planet at this time: a) climate change; b) SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19; c) single use plastics. COVID-19 testing, which is now ramping up in several parts of the world as an attempt to 'track and trace' involves large amounts of labware plastic such as personal protection equipment (PPE) through to pipette tips and microplates which are, typically, single use. Former British Prime Minister Theresa May stated, 'Plastic Waste is one of the great environmental scourges of our time!' Due to the massively increased demand on testing, there is a large amount of microplate and pipette tip waste being generated, daily, along with the threat of impending shortages of these consumables.
IonField Systems provides a solution with its pipette tip and microplate plasma cleaning instruments which hit all three of the challenges by allowing the multiple reuse of these devices removing the threat of shortages, especially with the introduction of PurePlate™ co-developed with Lab Services (see below - click here), making the plastic perform more useful work and ensuring the biohazard is removed before the plastic is returned for recycling, helping to save lives, save money and save the planet! Please revisit to see these developments appear on my Ionfield Systems page!
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30th June, 2020