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AMPERE Biological Solid-State NMR School 2023


The AMPERE Biological Solid-State NMR School is a biannual summer school that took place first time in 2006. The 2023 version of the summer school will be divided into two parts, an online part during the spring of 2023 and a physical part in Aarhus, Denmark in the early summer.

There is a fee of €100 for participating in the course.

Virtual part

Runs Mondays at 15:00-17:00 during the spring of 2023 alternating between lectures and exercises. The program starts March 6 and ends May 29. There will be breaks for Easter and ENC.

Physical part

Takes place at Aarhus University, Denmark June 4-9, 2023.

Confirmed speakers

  • Marc Baldus, Utrecht
  • Anja Böckmann, Lyon
  • Huub de Groot, Leiden
  • Frank Engelke, Bruker
  • Matthias Ernst, ETH Zürich
  • Robert Griffin, MIT
  • Vicky Higman, Leicester
  • Arno Kentgens, Nijmegen
  • Beat Meier, ETH Zürich
  • Niels Chr. Nielsen, Aarhus
  • Hartmut Oschkinat, FMP Berlin
  • Bernd Reif, München
  • Thomas Vosegaard, Aarhus
  • Sebastian Wegener, Bruker

Tentative program

Virtual part

Date Topic Lecturer
1 06/Mar Quantum mechanics Meier/Ernst
2 13/Mar Anisotropic Interactions and MAS Meier/Ernst
3 20/Mar Exercises
4 27/Mar Quadrupolar nuclei Kentgens
5 03/Apr Exercises
6 24/Apr Product operators Oschkinat
7 01/May Linewidths and relaxation Ernst/Meier
8 08/May Exercises
9 15/May Numerical simulations Vosegaard
10 22/May Exercises
11 29/May The Challenges of Modern Structural Biology de Groot

Aarhus part

5 June 2023
6 June 2023
7 June 2023
8 June 2023
8 June 2023
9:00-10:30 NMR Theory Product operators Probes Fast MAS / 1H detection See below

Oschkinat Engelke Reif
10:30-11:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
11:00-12:30 De-/Recoupling theory New hardware Assignment Sample preparation

Wegner Böckmann / Higman Böckmann
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 De-/Recoupling experiments Protein solid-state NMR exps Assignment exercises DNP intro In cell MAS NMR

Oschkinat Böckmann / Higman Griffin Baldus
15:30-16:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Closing
16:00-17:30 SIMPSON exercises Poster pitch #1 Poster pitch #2 Structures
Vosegaard / Nielsen Ernst Baldus Oschkinat / Meier
17:30-18:00 Questions Posters Posters Posters
Friday morning
9:00-10:00 Dynamics
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-11:00 iNANO lecture: DNP
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Structure calc

Practical information

Getting to Aarhus

Train: Aarhus is easily reached by train from all over Europe. It takes ca 4 hours to get here from Hamburg, which is connected by fast speed trains to the rest of Europe.

Car: Getting to Aarhus by car is easy. Just continue 3 hours north of Hamburg, then we're ready to welcome you.

Plane: Although traveling within Europe by plane is not part of our prefered policy for climate reasons, Aarhus can be reached by plane through one of the local airports: Aarhus Airport (AAR) 30 min away from the city center and Billund Airport (BLL) 1.5 hours away. In both cases busses will take you to Aarhus City. A third option is to fly into Copenhagen Airport (CPH) and take the train directly from the airport to Aarhus. The train journey takes ca 3 hours.


There are numerous hotels and hostels in Aarhus, for an overview see visitaarhus.dk. Recommended hostels are BOOK1 or Danhostel Aarhus, but WakeUp is also a relatively cheap solutions. For hotels, we recommend Scandic City Aarhus.


We plan two common events (the welcome mixer Sunday evening on June 4, 2023 and a conference dinner on Thursday June 8, 2023). Lunches are eaten in the Canteens of the University.


The physical part of the Summer School will be held at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center of Aarhus University. The University is located 2 km north of the city center and is easily reached by walking, bicycle (rental) or bus.