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2023 NMR is Good Contest

January 11, 2023

Submit your favorite NMR spectrum to be showcased at ENC 2023 as "NMR is art" or as "NMR is science." You could win your choice of a $500 travel stipend or $500 worth of CIL product. Every submission gets a CIL T-shirt! (Limit one per person)

 

Conditions for submitting your spectrum

1. The spectrum must have been acquired (independently or in conjunction with others) by the person submitting the image.
2. Two-spectra maximum may be submitted by any one individual. Each spectrum must be submitted separately.
3. Submissions can be of almost anything as long as some spectral data is present.
4. Images should be high-resolution and in either TIFF, JPEG or PDF format. Please name the file with your name.
5. The following information is required:

   a) Name
   b) Name of institution where spectrum was acquired
   c) Brief sample description
   d) Year spectrum was acquired (no time limit)
   e) Field strength
   f) Reason you are submitting the spectrum (e.g., scientific merit, challenge in preparing sample, aesthetics, etc.)

6. Submissions must be made by March 1, 2023.  

 

• All entries will be showcased at CIL’s hospitality suite at ENC 2023 in Pacific Grove, CA.
• Voting will open Monday, April 17, 2023, 
at 7:00 PM PST and close Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 9:00 pm PST.
• Voting will take place at CIL's hospitality suite.
• Votes will be counted on April 19 before 10:00 pm PST.
• Please vote only once.
 

HOW TO WIN

• The submissions receiving the most votes will win. First- and second-place prizes will be awarded. 
• The first-place winner will receive their choice of a $500 travel stipend or $500 worth of CIL product.
• The second-place winner will receive their choice of a $250 travel stipend or $250 worth of CIL product.
• The winners will be announced at CIL's hospitality suite on the evening of April 19 and will be posted on the CIL website shortly thereafter.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, so don’t wait to submit!
 


The following is a sample submission:

Name: Kevin Millis
Name of lab and institution where acquired: Rabenstein Lab, UCR
Year acquired: 2022
Brief sample description: Thioltransferase and GSH/GSSG in D2O, pD 7
Field strength (e.g., 400 MHz): 500 MHz
Why is this your favorite spectrum? The chemical exchange was just fast enough to see line-broadening in the GSSG cysteinyl methylene proton resonances. Line-broadening can be a beautiful thing as it allowed me to calculate a pseudo first-order rate constant.
Additional comments: I rode my bike several miles to a butcher’s shop to get the fresh pig liver that I used to isolate the enzyme. It took 3 days and 11 chromatography steps to get purified enzyme.

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