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2023 Bruker ESR Thesis Prize

The ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Bruker Corporation are pleased to invite applications for the 2023 Bruker ESR Thesis Prize - the award and a prize lecture will be given at the 56th ESR Group Meeting which will take place as a face to face meeting at the University of Leeds, 27th to 30th March 2023. The thesis prize, which was set up to recognize outstanding work by PhD students in the field of electron spin resonance, is now in its 9th year and has attracted some truly outstanding work. Further information and the online application system are here: The deadline for the 2023 Bruker Thesis Prize applications is 12:00 (UK time) on the 1st December, 2022. Applications should take the form of four PDF files (1 page thesis summary, 1 page supervisor support letter, 1 page examiner support letter and of course the full thesis) to be uploaded via our online application portal. The system also gives an option to indicate any publications arising from the thesis. To be eligible the thesis defence (viva) should have been conducted within 730 days of the application deadline. Entries are judged on the quality and presentation of the science. Please contact the group secretary, Dr Chris Wedge, with any questions (

3rd November, 2022.

2022 Nobel Prizes

It was 2020 NOBEL PRIZE week and those honoured were:

  • For PHYSICS Alain Aspect (Institut d’Optique Graduate School – Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France), John F. Clauser (J.F. Clauser and Assoc., Walnut Creek, CA, USA) and Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science",;
  • For CHEMISTRY Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA), and Morten Meldal (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark) and K. Barry Sharpless (Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA, USA) “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”,;
  • For PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE Svante Pääbo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan) “for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution”,
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Congratulations to the new Nobel Laureates!

20th October, 2022.


15th December, 2022; TalaveraScience will NOT be attending the RSC NMR Discussion Group Christmas Meeting, UCL Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, London, UK due to the RMT rail strike and the meeting will now be online.

November, 2022, SPINACH, Version 2.7 is now available and will shortly also become available at NMRBox. This version has several new features for both EPR, NMR and DNP. It is available at the following links: available now; available, shortly.

September, 2022, ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF LABORATORY PLASTIC REUSE: IonField Systems launch their Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tools for calculating the CO2 emmission break-even and the amount of the greenhouse gas prevented reaching the atmosphere over a period of seven (7) years for the PureTIP LHC and PurePLATE MCS products. The LCAs were produced according to ISO 14040 by the environmental consultancy Zühlke. These are available as tools on the Ionfield website and require various customer specific inputs. You can see how using IonField Systems technology can reduce your laboratory's climate impact through the following links:

For more information visit the IonField webpage here on the TalaveraScience site and the Ionfield webpage.

Attendees of the 2022 RSC EPR Meeting in St Andrews

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