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Welcome to the events pages of the UK NMR Discussion Group (NMRDG), an Interest Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

This site holds information on our forthcoming meetings and also hosts the history of NMRDG activities, from its inception in 1964 to the present day. Some further, related information can be found on the RSC site.

A short summary of NMRDG events in 2015 and 2016 can be downloaded.

NMRDG History: the history of the group from 1964.


Forthcoming NMRDG meeting


Meeting Title/Theme Location Information and Registration links
10th Annual NMR DG Postgraduate Meeting
Thursday 22nd June 2017

Students presented their work as posters, and a limited number of these were upgraded to short talks.
Prizes were awarded for the best poster, and oral presentation.
Dept of Pure & Applied Chemistry,
Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Read about the winners, below!

UKMRM Meeting
Wednesday 21st June 2017
NMR facility managers shared surveys, their learnings, and operating tips Dept of Pure & Applied Chemistry,
Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Read about it here, together with some of the presentations.


Students, remember that you can apply for funding towards attendance.

Recent/past meeting(s) 

10th Annual NMRDG Postgraduate Meeting - winners

As usual, presentation and scientific standards were very high. Tasked with the difficult job of choosing the best speakers and poster, the judges made these selections.

Best oral presentation

Michael Hope, University of Cambridge, "Surface Selective 17O DNP NMR of CeO2 nanoparticles"

Runner up: Giulia Bignami, University of St Andrews, "Synthesis and Solid-state NMR Characterisation of ADORable Zeolites"

Best poster presentation

Vanessa Timmermann, University of Manchester, "Evaluating the solution structure of uranium (IV) DOTA-type complexes by 1H NMR spectroscopy"

Runners up

Nick Brownbill, University of Liverpool, "17O DNP Enhanced Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy at 18.8T"

James Montgomery, University of St Andrews, "Fractionation and DOSY NMR as Analytical Tools: From Model Polymers to a Technical Lignin"

 Matthew Wallace, University of Liverpool, "Titrations without the additions: The rapid measurement of pKas using NMR imaging techniques"

Thanks to all who took part, and a special congratulation to our winners.


NMRDG Spring meeting: the meeting talks will become available soon.




Looking ahead...


NMRDG Xmas Meeting
Thursday, 14th December, 2017
Always a highlight of the Festive Season! Plan now to attend. Birkbeck College
London, UK
Programme coming soon!

 Students, remember that you can apply for funding towards attendance.


Other NMR meetings of possible interest


SMASH 2017 September 17-20, 2017 Baveno, Italy Information
qNMR Minisymposium
- in association with SMASH
September 21, 2017 Baveno, Italy Information
5th Asia-Pacific NMR Symposium (APNMR5) and 9th ANZMAG meeting October 27-30, 2017 Brisbane, Australia Information
From Spectral Data to Chemical Knowledge November 6, 2017 Bath, UK Information
EUROMAR 2018 July 1-5, 2018 Nantes, France Information
ICMRBS August 19-24, 2018 Dublin, Ireland Information

Students, remember that you can apply for funding towards attendance.

Items of interest

A successful meeting on Pure Shift NMR was held by the Morris group at Manchester University (September 2017). Most of the talks are available to view, as well as the materials that the Manchester team makes available. This will help you to perform the experiments that they have published. Please see their website.

The 2017 Shoolery Annual Prize Announcement

Prof James Keeler of Cambridge University has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to small-molecule NMR. He was awarded the 2017 Shoolery Prize by the SMASH Committee. Visit his group's web site for an overview of his exceptional work! Congratulations to "one of our own" for this well-deserved recognition of exceptional work.

The 2017 BRSG-NMRDG Annual Prize Announcement

The 2017 BRSG – NMR DG annual prize for excellent contribution to magnetic resonance has been awarded to Frédéric Blanc, University of Liverpool, for research activities concerning integration of solid-state NMR methods in the discovery of a range of challenging new materials.  In particular, Frédéric has made significant contributions to the field of DNP enhanced solid-state NMR; his work has shown that the DNP MAS NMR approach allows efficient, time-effective and high-throughput characterization of libraries of porous polymers. In conjunction with this, he has demonstrated that high signal-to-noise ratio solid-state NMR spectra of insensitive nuclei (such as 17O at natural abundance or low-gamma 89Y) can be obtained extremely rapidly with DNP, giving new insights into the structure of selected functional materials.

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Student bursaries

The NMRDG is pleased to be able to consider requests for bursaries to travel to other NMR meetings, and travel grants to visit labs to learn new techniques.

Applications for travel grants can be made at any reasonable time before a conference.

Details of bursaries can be found here.
Details of travel grants can be found here.

Positions vacant

Studentship with Dr De Bo, Manchester University. Starting in April or September, 2017

 Please contact us with details if you would like a vacancy advertised here.

Last updated: September 14, 2017