Schedule for A Celebration of Magnetic Resonance at McMaster

65 Years of Magnetic Resonance at McMaster - from 1958 to 2023

Date: Friday, 13 OCT 2023

Time: 13:00 - 16:00 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) EDT

Location: MDCL-1105, McMaster University Main Campus


· Welcome and Opening Remarks

· Remarks by Dr. David Farrar, President of McMaster University

· Remarks by Dr. Gianni Parise, AVP Research, McMaster University

· First invited speaker (Introduction by Gillian Goward)

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging to study pregnancy and pregnancy complications, Lindsay Cahill, Memorial University of Newfoundland

· 14:15 - 14:45 BREAK

· 65 Years of Magnetic Resonance at McMaster (Bob Berno)

· Second invited speaker (Introduction by Giuseppe Melacini)

Extreme Dynamics - A Critical Component of Biological Function - Through the Looking Glass of NMR Spectroscopy, Lewis E. Kay, University of Toronto

· 16:00 Closing Remarks

Schedule for A Celebration of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at McMaster

The 34th MOOT NMR Symposium

McMaster University

14-15 OCT 2023

Conference Schedule

Saturday, 14 OCT 2023: MDCL Building

8:15 - 9:00 Registration and Coffee/Pastries

9:00 - 9:10 Opening Remarks

Session A (Chair, Giuseppe Melacini), MDCL-1105

9:10 - 9:55 Plenary Lecture: Exploring conformational dynamics of the p97 molecular machine using solution NMR spectroscopy, Rui Huang, University of Guelph

9:55 - 10:15 Impact of Functional Groups on Lithium Salt Dispersion and Mobility in Polymer Electrolytes, Gabrielle Foran, Université de Montréal

10:15 - 10:35 Introducing Oxygen-17 labels onto amino acid side chains: L-serine and L-threonine, Yuying Huang, Queen’s University

Session B (Chair, Tara Sprules), MDCL-1105

10:55 - 11:15 Exploring host-guest interactions within a 600 kDa DegP protease cage complex by hydrodynamics and methyl-TROSY NMR, Robert Harkness, University of Toronto

11:15 - 11:35 Structure elucidation of bioactive compounds from Natura Health Products (NHP) using NMR Spectroscopy -A rapid authentication tool for quality assurance, Vinayagam Varathan, University of Guelph

11:35 - 11:55 Unraveling the local environments of halogen ions in MOFs with 35Cl and 127I solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Wanli Zhang, Western University

LUNCH: 12:00 - 13:30

Session C (Chair, Martine Monette), MDCL-1105

13:30 - 14:15 Plenary Lecture: Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of the Periodic Table Enabled by Sensitivity-Enhanced Methods, Aaron Rossini, Iowa State University

14:15 - 14:35 Elucidating the activation mechanism of caspase-9 on the apoptosome using methyl-TROSY NMR, Alexander Sever, University of Toronto

14:35 - 14:55 Characterization of Conformational States of the Homodimeric Enzyme Fluoroacetate Dehalogenase by 19F-13C Two-Dimensional NMR, Motasem Suleiman, University of Toronto (UTM)

Session D (Chair, Kevin Sanders), MDCL-1105

15:15 - 15:35 Early-Onset Parkinson Mutation Remodels Monomer - Fibril Interactions to Allosterically Amplify Synuclein’s Amyloid Cascade, Jinfeng Huang, McMaster University


15:55 - 16:15 Identifying the structural arrangement of co-factor p47 upon interaction with the AAA+ enzyme p97 using Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancement NMR Spectroscopy, Megan Black, University of Guelph

Poster Session: 16:00 - 17:45

Banquet at the Buttery (ticket required)

Sunday, 15 OCT 2023: MDCL Building

8:30 - 9:10 Coffee/Pastries

Session E (Chair, Gillian Goward), MDCL-1105

9:10 - 9:55 Plenary Lecture: MR and MRI in the time domain with unusual magnets, Bruce Balcom, University of New Brunswick

9:55 - 10:15 Magic Angle Spinning Solid-State NMR Structural Study of a Light-Activated Potassium Channelrhodopsin, Rajivan Raseekan, University of Guelph

10:15 - 10:35 NMR Investigations of the Structural Role of Phosphorus in Aluminosilicate Glasses for Ion Exchange, Zachary Booth, The Ohio State University

Session F (Chair, Rashik Ahmed), MDCL-1105

10:55 - 11:15 Flower species ingredient authentication using NMR methods, Thirugnanasambandam Arunachalam, University of Guelph

11:15 - 11:35 Operando NMR studies of diverse battery systems, Kevin J. Sanders, McMaster University

11:35 - 11:55 A Solid-State 13C and 31P NMR study of Metal Organic Framework Pesticide Complexes, Chris Kirby, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Student Awards

Closing Remarks

MOOT 34 schedule

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