The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is proud to host the inaugural symposium on biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) August 4, 2017, at OSU’s NMR Facility in the Linus Pauling Science Center. More than 100 participants across the Pacific Northwest—from OSU, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, the University of Idaho and the University of Washington—are scheduled to attend.
The BioNMR Symposium is a one-day event focussing on how NMR illuminates biology. The event features internationally recognized NMR scientists, a poster session and research talks by students and postdocs. A special session on careers in BioNMR includes a broad spectrum of panelists from national labs, academia and industry.
To foster networking opportunities and community, all attendees are invited to a complimentary dinner at Tyee Wine Cellars in Corvallis. The event is sponsored by ISOTEC, the world's largest producer of enriched stable isotopes.
The conference is organized by Elisar Barbar, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at OSU. She led the university's efforts to secure funding for the 800 MHz spectrometer, the highest field NMR in Oregon and one of only 50 nationwide. The new instrument is housed in the OSU NMR Facility, a campus-wide core facility dedicated to providing state-of-the-art NMR spectroscopy resources to the research and education community at OSU and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
"The goal of this event is to showcase NMR to the community and the cool biological insights it gives us," explains Barbar. "The event is the first of its kind in Oregon and highlights OSU as a center of excellence for biological NMR. We have an impressive line-up of internationally recognized speakers, who are excited to come here. This is such a unique experience for our students to network with leaders in the field and a great opportunity for researchers to establish collaborations with others across Oregon."