Barcelona Integrative Resonance

The symposium aims to celebrate the strong magnetic resonance momentum in Barcelona and bring together the community working with this highly versatile technique in a plethora of different applications. Also, it will represent the kick-off meeting upon the installation in Barcelona of three new magnetic resonance instruments: a GHz NMR, a pulsed EPR-ENDOR, and a MRI linked to hyperpolarization.

The NMR and EPR instruments will be part of the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona (CCiTUB). The Hyperpolarization-MRI instrument is part of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and is located next to the NMR instruments in the Barcelona Science Park. The 1 GHz NMR instrument is part of a Spanish Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure with nodes in Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid.

The new infrastructures witness the vitality of the magnetic resonance community. We want to emphasize by this joint celebration the importance of strengthening the connection between the diverse flavors of magnetic resonance, as well as the different scientific fields and institutions. The list of speakers includes a nearly 50%-50% balance between consolidated scientific leaders and early career scientists that represent the bright future of magnetic resonance in Catalonia, Spain and Europe.

Registration is free of charge.

We are looking forward to be with you and on-resonance in Barcelona!


Biomolecular NMR


EPR in paleontology


Lab-on-a-chip devices

Molecular Magnetism

Quantum Computing

Ultra High Field NMR


Guillem Aromí

Universitat de Barcelona

Matteo Atzori

Centre national de la
recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Kevin Brindle

University of Cambridge

Laura Castañar

Universidad Complutense de Madrid &
University of Manchester


Eleonora Cavallari

Università degli Studi di Torino

Tiago Cordeiro

Instituto de Tecnologia Química
e Biológica (ITQB) Lisbon

Irene Díaz Moreno

Universidad de Sevilla

Isabella Felli

Università degli Studi di Firenze


Lucio Frydman

Weitzmnn Institute

Rainer Kuemmerle


Malcolm Levitt

University of Southampton

Irene Marco

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia


Daniel Martins

University of Manchester

Borja Mateos

Institute for Research
in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Oscar Millet

Center for Cooperative Research in
Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE)

Miguel Mompeán

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 


Davinia Moreno

Centro Nacional de Investigación
sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH)

Xavier Obradors

Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona

Josep Saurí

Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS)

Harald Schwalbe

Goethe Universität Frankfurt


Michael Tayler

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Joris van Slageren

Universttät Stuttgart

Chris Waudby

University College London




8:30 - 9:00 IMANT sunrise session + Registration

9:00 - 9:20 Registration

9:20 - 9:30 Welcome

9:30 - 10:00 Harald Schwalbe
⇝ Structural Biology contributing to Combat SARS-CoV-2 ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

10:00 - 10:20 Xavier Obradors
⇝ Ultra High Magnetic Fields with superconductors: a long and winding road ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

10:20 - 10:40 Guillem Aromí
⇝ A New Dawn for EPR in Barcelona ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

10:40 - 11:00 Irene Marco
⇝ Hyperpolarization-enhanced NMR and MRI methods for tissue engineering applications ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00 Kevin Brindle
⇝ Imaging tumour metabolism with hyperpolarized 13C- & 2H-labelled substrates ⇜
chairperson: Janez Plavec

12:00 - 12:20 Borja Mateos
⇝ Strong magnetic fields for weak molecular interactions involved in pathogenesis and drug discovery ⇜
chairperson: Janez Plavec

12:20 - 12:40 Laura Castañar
⇝ Cutting-edge NMR methods for the analysis of complex systems ⇜
chairperson: Janez Plavec

12:40 - 13:00 Chris Waudby
⇝ Analysis of Sidechain Dynamics using Slow-Relaxing Methyl Quadruple-Quantum Coherences ⇜
chairperson: Janez Plavec

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch & networking

15:00 - 15:30 Isabella Felli
⇝ The role of highly flexible regions in orchestrating the properties of multidomain proteins: insights from 13C detected NMR experiments ⇜
chairperson: Robert Konrat

15:30 - 15:50 Miguel Mompeán
⇝ Amyloid assembly in diluted and condensed phases: combined solution and solid-state NMR studies ⇜
chairperson: Robert Konrat

15:50 - 16:10 Irene Diaz
⇝ Insights into Lysine-Driven Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation by NMR ⇜
chairperson: Robert Konrat

16:10 - 16:30 Davinia Moreno
⇝ On the potential of EPR as a dating tool in Archaeology, Geology and Paleontology ⇜
chairperson: Robert Konrat

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 17:20 Michael Tayler
⇝ Atomic spin sensors and NMR - hyperpolarization, imaging and ultralow-field spectroscopy ⇜
chairperson: Ulrich Günther

17:20 - 17:40 Eleanora Cavallari
⇝ Revolutionizing Molecular Imaging with Hyperpolarized MRI Techniques ⇜
chairperson: Ulrich Günther

17:40 - 18:00 Rainer Kuemmerle
⇝ New tools simplifying access to ultra-high field NMR and enhancing the capabilities for structural biology research⇜
chairperson: Ulrich Günther



9:00 - 9:30 Lucio Frydmann
⇝ Opening up the MRI Periodic Table: In vivo metabolic imaging of health and disease ⇜
chairperson: Eliseo Ruiz

9:30 - 10:00 Joris van Slageren
EPR in Molecular Quantum Science and Technology
chairperson: Eliseo Ruiz

10:00 - 10:20 Matteo Azzori
⇝ Molecular Approach to Quantum bits and Quantum gates
chairperson: Eliseo Ruiz

10:20 - 10:40 Daniel Martins
⇝ Pulsed EPR spectroscopy of molecular spin qubits ⇜
chairperson: Eliseo Ruiz

10:40 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 11:50 Oscar Millet
⇝ Prospective metabolomic studies in precision medicine ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

11:50 - 12:10 Tiago Cordeiro
⇝ NMR studies at the host-pathogen interface ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

12:10 - 12:30 Josep Saurí
⇝ Modern NMR approaches for the structure elucidation of complex small molecules ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

12:30 - 13:00 Malcolm Levitt
⇝ Obscure but interesting: Lie algebra, long-lived states, and geometric phases ⇜
chairperson: Miquel Pons

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