The program for the 2014 SEMRC can be downloaded here.

Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference
October 24 – 26, 2014
Shelby Hall, The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336

Friday, October 24

5:00 – 10:00 P.M. Registration Shelby Hall Rotunda

5:00 – 6:30 Poster Set Up and Viewing

6:30 – 6:40 Welcome Dr. Joe Benson
The Univ. of Alabama
Interim Provost

6:40 – 7:20 Keynote Talk Michael A. Kennedy
Metabolic Profiling of Human Diseases Using NMR
Miami University
Oxford, OH Spectroscopy

7:20 – 8:00 Keynote Talk Robert D. McMichael
Ferromagnetic Resonance Force Microscopy of Film Edges 
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

8:00 – 10:00 Poster Set Up and Viewing

8:00 – 10:00 Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 25

Reactions and Transport
Chair – Naresh Dalal

8:00 – 8:10 A. M. Welcome Shelby 1004

8:10 – 8:50 Keynote Talk Wolfgang Lubitz
The Spin as Functional Probe in Biological Energy Conversion and Storage
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy

8:50 – 9:10 Elizabeth Papish
Proximal Hydroxy Groups Offer Advantages in Water Oxidation With Copper: The Role of Dihydroxybipyridine Ligands as Elucidated by EPR 
The University of Alabama

9:10 – 9:25 Meghan Kohne
Coupling of Radical Rearrangement Reaction and Protein Dynamics in B12-Dependent Ethanolamine Ammonia-Lyase
Emory University

9:25 – 9:40 Jin Jung Kweon
900 MHz MAS-NMR of the Superprotonic Conductor LiH2P04: New Conduction Mechanism
National High Magnetic Field Lab

9:40 – 10:00 A. Ligia Focsan
Chemistry of Carotenoid Neutral Radicals Explained by Pulsed ENDOR and DFT
Valdosta State University

10:00–10:30 Coffee Break

Biomedical Application
Chair – John Vincent

10:30 – 11:10 Keynote Talk Howard Halpern
Biomedical Insight and Potential From Quantitative Images of Tissue p02, pH and Sulfhydryl-Disulfide Balance with EPR Imaging
Center for Imaging in Vivo Physiology
Univ. of Chicago

11:10 – 11:30 Irina V. Nesmelova
Folding and DNA-Binding of the Sleeping beauty Transposase
University of North Carolina – Charlotte

11:30 – 11:45 Alex A. Cruce A High Resolution 3D Model of Ligation in CYP450 and nNOS from EPR
The University of Alabama

11:45 – 12:15 Invited Talk Arthur Roberts
Use of NMR to Probe Drug Protein Interaction
University of Georgia

12:15 – 2:15 P.M. Lunch
Tour of Central Analytical Facility Bevill Building

Materials and Magnetism Shelby 1004
Chair – Mary Ellen Zvanut

2:15 – 2:35 Leah B. Casabianca
Effect of Curvature on Chemical Shift
Clemson University

2:35 – 2:50 Soumalya Paul
Magnetization Reversal and Ferromagnetic Resonance Study of Epitaxial CoxFe3-xSi Thin Films
University of Alabama

2:50 – 3:05 Lance W. Gill
Ceria Nano-Shaped Particles Characterized by Fast-MAS 1H NMR: Water or Hydroxyl Groups?
Oak Ridge National Lab

3:05 – 3:20 Behrouz Khodadadi
Studying Temperature Dependent Relaxation in Ni8OFe2O/Gd Thin Films Using Ferromagnetic Resonance Technique
The University of Alabama

3:20 – 3:35 Nandita Abhyankar
Mn2+ EPR of the Paraelectric/Transition in the Metal-Organic Framework (CH3)2NH2)Zn(HCOO)3: Forbidden Transitions As a New Probe
Florida State University

3:35 – 3:55 Jurek Krzystek
EPR of “EPR-Silent” Transition Metal Ions: Filling The Remaining Gaps
Florida State University -National High Mangetic Field Lab

3:55 – 4:15 Coffee Break

Chair – Margaret Johnson

4:15 – 4:35 Sebastian A. Stoian
A Spectroscopic and Theoretical Investigation of a Trinuclear, Oxobridged Ferric Cluster
Florida State University -National High Mangetic Field Lab

4:35 – 4:50 Ge Deng
Binding of Trivalent Chromium to Serum Transferrin is Sufficiently Rapid to be Physiologically Relevant
The University of Alabama

4:50 – 5:05 Kari Pederson
Assignment of Alanine Methyl Resonance in Selectively Labeled HSP90 Proteins Using Residual Dipolar Couplings (RDCS), Paramagnetic Tagging, and NOEs
University of Georgia

5:05 – 5:30 Ralph Weber
The Next Generation – EPR Lab Experiments in the Curriculum

5:30 – 7:00 Poster Session Posters must be removed by 1:30 P.M. Sunday

7:00 – 10:00 Conference Banquet at Shelby Rotunda

Sunday, October 26, 2014

DNP and Other Enhancements
Chair – Kurt Warnke

8:00 – 8:20 A.M. Bimala Lama
Hyperpolarization Techniques for Small Metabolites at 5 T and <1.2 K
University of Florida

8:20 – 8:35 A.M. Thierry Dubroca
Solid and Solution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at 600 MHz – 395 GHz
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

8:35 – 8:55 Yuping Bao
The Development of Positive MRI Contrast Agents Using Iron Oxide Nanowires
The University of Alabama

8:55 – 9:10 Deanna M. Tesch
Using Free Radicals for Signal Enhancement and Qualitative, Residue Specific, Positional Information in Oriented-Sample NMR of Biological Samples
North Carolina State University

9:10 – 9:25 Hanjiao Chen
Spin-Lattice Relaxation of Trityl Radicals at Low Temperature
The University of Alabama

9:25 – 9:40 Pamlea N. Brady
Protein Complex Structure Determination by Paramagnetic Resonance Enhancement (PRE) NMR
Louisiana State University

9:40 – 10:00 Coffee Break

DNP and Other Enhancements
Chair – Stephen Hill

10:00 – 10:20 F. David Doty
A Millimeter-Wave Tunable Cavity for Ultra- Sensitive Solids and Liquids DNP- NMR at Low Budget
Doty Scientific, Inc.

10:20 – 10:35 Sophie N. Koroloff
Two-Fold Signal Enhancement Obtained by Repetitive Cross-Polarization in Uniaxially Rotating Membrane Proteins
North Carolina State University

10:35 – 10:50 Evan W. Zhao
Shape-Dependent Parahydrogen Induced Polarization on CeO2 Nanoparticles
University of Florida

10:50 – 11:10 Boris Epel
EPR in vivo Imaging Using Sinusoidal Rapid Scan
University of Chicago

11:15 – 11:45 Business Meeting

11:30 Boxed Lunch

Picture above: Tom Bevill Energy, Mineral, and Materials Science Research Building; the Presidents Mansion; the Bell Tower “Denny Chimes”; Bryant-Denny Stadium; Gorgas Library located on the Quad; the inside of the Angelo Bruno Business Library and Bashinsky Computer Center.