Sep 4, 2012

Course on "Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization for NMR spectroscopy" November 14-16, 2012 at EPFL, Switzerland

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We would like to announce a three-day course for PhD students and Post-Docs on 

"Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization" 

The course will start at 1pm on Wednesday November the 14th and will end at 5pm on Friday 16th, and will be held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, at the Laboratory of Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (LRMB). 
The course is supported by the COST network 'EuroHyperPol'. Travel stipends will be awarded on a competitive base by an international committee. Students and Post-Docs are invited to describe their interest by email, and forward a letter of support from their supervisors. 

* Registration 
please register at the following adress: 
subscription fees: 100 CHF 

* Information 
geoffrey.bodenhausen (at)
sami.jannin (at)

* Objectives 
Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) provides a way to enhance NMR signals in liquids by more than 4 orders of magnitude. We present the current state-of-the-art and recent advances of this technique. 

* Content 
Lectures and seminars: 11 Hours 
Experimental demonstrations with hands-on participation: 7 Hours 

Day 1: Lectures, 1 pm - 5 pm: Theoretical aspects of DNP 

- Introduction to DNP-enhanced NMR 
- Principles of Dissolution-DNP 
- Low temperature DNP Mechanisms 
- Applications to imaging and chemistry 

Day 2: Lectures, 9 am - 12 am: Experimental aspects of DNP 

- Hardware for DNP 
- Hardware for Dissolution 

Demonstrations, 1 pm - 5 pm 

- Sample Preparation 
- Preparation of a dissolution DNP experiment 

Day 3: Demonstrations, 9 am - 12 am: Practical DNP at the Laboratory of Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (LRMB) 

- Dissolution DNP experiments 

Seminars, 1 pm - 5 pm 

- All students are expected to give a short presentation on applications of DNP that they wish to implement to enhance their own research subjects 

*Required prior knowledge 
Basic understanding of NMR 

Sami Jannin 
Laboratory of Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (LRMB) 

Paper mail: 

BCH 1534 (Bâtiment de chimie UNIL) 
CH-1015 Lausanne 

Phone +41 21 693 97 24 
Fax +41 21 693 94 35