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The Caldarelli Prize in Magnetic Resonance 2022

We are asking for nominations for The Caldarelli Prize in Magnetic Resonance, which will be awarded during the Alpine Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Solids 2022.

The prize is aiming to recognise the contribution of young scientists who made a personal and recent ground-breaking contribution to the field of magnetic resonance in solids. Scientists are eligible within 10 years after completing their Ph.D. degree (extensions are possible under certain circumstances).

The prize is dedicated to the memory of Stefano Caldarelli, who was one of the founders of the Alpine Conference, and is supported by Bruker Biospin.

Nominations must be received by April 26th, 2022, and include:

  • Nomination Letter (including the nominee’s name, affiliation and email), optionally up to 2 seconding letters;
  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum);
  • Highlights of the nominee’s contribution to the field, including a selection of up to 10 publications (2 pages maximum).

Please send the complete set of documents to Self-nominations will not be considered.

The organising committee: Jean-Nicolas Dumez (CNRS, Université de Nantes), Daniel Lee (University of Manchester), Michal Leskes (Weizmann Institute), Józef Lewandowski (University of Warwick), Charlotte Martineau-Corcos (CortecNet), Paul Schanda (Institut de Biologie Structurale), 17th March, 2022.

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 2022 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) 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)), Lucio Frydman and Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen (2021).

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 2022 Ernst Prize committee is made by Profs. Lucio Frydman (chair), Daniella Goldfarb, Angela Gronenborn, Clare Grey, Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen, Janez Plavec, Marc Baldus and John Parkinson.

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 2022 Ernst Prize will be considered until 15th March, 2022 and should be sent to Lucio Frydman, the Chair of the Ernst Prize Committee.

AMPERE Prize for The Varian Young Investigators Award and the Andrew Prize for an outstanding PhD Thesis in the field of magnetic resonance for 2022.

Submissions for these two prizes are now been taken and are due on 15th February, 2022 for the Andrew Prize and on 1st March, 2022 for the Varian Young Investigators Award. Details about the eligibility and the submission requirements can be found on the following AMPERE webpages at:;; while past prize winners are listed at

Both prizes will be awarded at the EUROMAR 2022 in Utrecht, The Netherlands,

13th January, 2022.

2021 Nobel Prizes

It was 2020 NOBEL PRIZE week and those honoured were:

  • For PHYSICS Syukuro Manabe (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA), Klaus Hasselmann (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany) and Giorgio Parisi (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy) "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems" with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann "for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming" and the other half to Giorgio Parisi "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.";
  • For CHEMISTRY Benjamin List (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) and David W.C. MacMillan (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis,;
  • For PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE David Julius (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA) and Ardem Patapoutian (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA, USA) for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch,
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Congratulations to the new Nobel Laureates!

7th October, 2021.

IonField Systems and COVID-19 Testing

SARS-CoV-2 Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on UnsplashThere 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, 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 shortages of these consumables.

IonField Systems provides a solution with its pipette tip and microplate plasma cleaning instruments, removing traces of SARS-CoV-2 to background (42 cts) and hits all three of the challenges by allowing the multiple reuse of the plastic labware 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!

We deliver it fast and pure!

Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

Updated 5th October, 2021


6th–10th June, 2022; TalaveraScience will attend the 55th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the RSC, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland.

25th May, 2022; TalaveraScience will be attending the SLAS Europe 2022, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland. Please contact me to hear about the latest developments in the use of plasma to clean pipette tip, pin tools and microplates.

24th-29th April, 2022; TalaveraScience will attend the 63rd ENC, Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida, USA along with TalaveraScience clients Phoenix NMR, Cryogenic Ltd and Bridge12.

Cryogenic Ltd can be found at booth #415.

Bridge12 and Phoenix NMR can be found in Palm DEF.;;;

Phoenix NMR acquires Revolution NMR, 7th January, 2022!
Lwetter announcing Phoenix NMR has acquired Revolution NMR

24th-25th January 2022; TalaveraScience will attend the 43rd Danish NMR Meeting Aarhus, Denmark on 20th and 21st June - it has been postponed due to COVID-19.

11th June, 2020; The NIH have recently publised an eBook entitled Microplate Selection and Recommended Practices in High-throughput Screening and Quantitative Biology, by Douglas S. Auld, Ph.D., Peter A. Coassin, B.S., Nathan P. Coussens, Ph.D., Paul Hensley, Sam Michael, G. Sitta Sittampalam, Ph.D., O. Joseph Trask, B.S., Bridget K. Wagner, Ph.D., Jeffrey R. Weidner, Ph.D., Mary Jo Wildey, Ph.D., and Jayme L. Dahlin, M.D., Ph.D. including information in the chapter on the IonField Systems Plasma microplate cleaning process. The book is an excellent resource on the subject of microplates.

Contact for further information.