Training Workshop – AARHUS 2016

pNMR: The roots of the matter

Foundations and future challenges for theory and experiments of paramagnetic NMR

8th-9th July 2016, Aarhus, Denmark


Registration deadline : 20th May 2016 *** registration is now closed. thank you. ***

last update 04/07/2016

Aarhus River

Aarhus River

In line with our third annual workshop (Prague, 2015), one of our event will be held as a satellite event of the EUROMAR Conference, this time in Aarhus, Denmark.

For more information about the EUROMAR Conference, please click  here.

You can contact us at

Aarhus University Main building

Aarhus University Main building

This training workshop will address a range of topics on experimental and theoretical developments in the field of paramagnetic NMR applied to the characterization of new functional materials and molecules of chemical interest. Leading specialists in the field will provide a unique mix of tutorial lectures on new NMR experiments and advanced theoretical models, and advanced research reports.
For hands-on experience a tutorial of the SIMPSON software is included.
The workshop will therefore represent an excellent opportunity to discover, to discuss and to network for both newcomers and experienced researchers in the study of paramagnetic systems.

Organising Committee

Michael Odelius (Chair, Stockholm University), Juha Vaara (University of Oulu), Martin Kaupp (TU Berlin), Thomas Vosegaard (University of Aarhus), Guido Pintacuda (CNRS Lyon), Cécile Gozlan (CNRS Lyon).


There are no formal registration fees for this scientific workshop as it receives funding from the PEOPLE program (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013.  However there is a limited number of participant spaces available.
The Registration form is available below.

The hotel costs will be at the expense of the participant.


Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University
Gustav Wieds vej 14
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Lectures will take place in the “iNANO auditorium”.

Access to iNANO

Maps and access information can be found on the iNANO website :, and more precisely here :

iNANO is located at the corner of Langelandsgade and Gustav Wieds Vej. The main entrance is from Gustav Wieds Vej where there is a parking lot with free parking spaces. An entrance is also available from Langelandsgade.

iNANO is accessible by bus :
More information can be found on the Midttrafik website.
You can also find a an online ‘a – b’ journey planner here : Rejseplanen. It works for all Denmark.

The Bus 16 towards Hasle stops across the road (Langelandsgade) 100 meters from iNANO. You can find a bus 16 plan here, and a pdf with bus stops here.

The most convenient stop is the ‘Kemisk Institut’.

iNANO - bus stops Other transport information :

Zonemap – Region Midtjylland transportation

Aarhus – bus map

Confirmed Speakers

Brad Chmelka – University of California Santa Barbara
Björn Corzilius – Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie Goethe-Universität
Phil Grandinetti – Ohio State University
Ulla Gro Nielsen – Syddansk Universitet
Martin Kaupp – Technische Universität Berlin
Anne Lesage – CNRS Lyon
P.K. Madhu – TIFR, Mumbai/Hyderabad
Jiri Mares – Oulu University
Michael Odelius – Stockholm University
Andrew Pell – Stockholm University
Elodie Salager – CEMHTI CNRS Orleans
Alessandro Soncini – University of Melbourne
Juha Vaara – Oulu University
Willem Van den Heuvel – University of Melbourne
Thomas Vosegaard – University of Aarhus
Frank Engelke – Bruker BioSpin


Friday, July 8th
8.30 Registration
9.00 Michael Odelius (University of Stockholm)
Welcome address
9.15 Willem van den heuvel (University of Melbourne)
Theory of pNMR chemical shielding in open shell molecules
 9.45 Juha Vaara/Jiri Mares (University of Oulu)
pNMR shieldings and couplings in the S.D.S realm
 10.30 Coffee Break
 11.00 Alessandro Soncini (University of Melbourne)
Theory of chiral discrimination in pNMR spectroscopy
 11.30 Martin Kaupp (Technische Universität Berlin)
pNMR Computations from long-range PCSs in proteins to shifts in extended solids
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Frank Engelke (Bruker BioSpin)
New Opportunities for Paramagnetic environments using Ultra-Fast MAS
 14.00 P.K Madhu (TIFR, Mumbai/Hyderabad)
Overview of relaxation theory in paramagnetic systems
 14.30 Michael Odelius (University of Stockholm)
Ab initio modelling of paramagnetic relaxation in metal complexes in solution
 15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Björn Corzilius (Goethe University)
Anisotropy due to zero-field splitting causes level crossings of dipolar coupled high-spin systems: a road to cross effect DNP with paramagnetic bis-metal complexes
 16.00 Anne Lesage (CNRS Lyon)
Radicals for Efficient Solid-State Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
 16.30 Thomas Vosegaard (University of Aarhus)
SIMPSON workshop
 19.00 Dinner
Saturday, July 9th
 9.00 Phil Grandinetti (Ohio State University)
2D NMR Measurements of Full Paramagnetic Shift Tensors of Quadrupolar Nuclei
 9.30 Brad Chmelka (University of California Santa Barbara)
Paramagnetic NMR and scattering analyses of the structures, compositions, and properties of cerium-doped solid-state phosphors
 10.00 Elodie Salager (CNRS Orléans)
In situ spectroscopic imaging of batteries containing paramagnetic materials
 10.30 Coffee Break
 11.00 Andrew Pell (University of Stockholm)
Measuring and interpreting paramagnetic shifts in materials science and biology
11.30 Ulla Gro-Nielsen (Syddansk Universitet)
Solid state NMR studies of paramagnetic, inorganic Ni(II) materials and complexes
12.00 Michael Odelius/Juha Vaara
Concluding remarks
12.00 Lunch

You can download the programme here :

pNMR Aarhus Workshop-schedule

Detailed schedule – Click to enlarge

Information about the event is also available on the EUROMAR App :

iOS:, Android:
Get the app called “Conferences”, open it and search for “EUROMAR 2016”. Then you’ll see the entire program for the conference.

For instructions on installation, please have a look at the following page :

Book of Abstract

pNMR Aarhus Workshop – book of ABSTRACTS


  • For participants already attending the EUROMAR conference

Participants to the EUROMAR Conference can extend their stay in the hotel of their choice directly on the EUROMAR registration form, just by mentioning their actual leaving date (i.e. at least Saturday 9th July if you plan to attend the pNMR training).

To access the  EUROMAR registration form directly  :

  • For participants just attending the training workshop

The same rates as the EUROMAR conference apply, as follows:

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel – single room – DKK 1195 (EUR 160)
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel – double room – DKK 1195 (EUR 160)
Hotel Ritz – single room – DKK 795 (EUR 106)
Hotel Ritz – double room – DKK 925 (EUR 124)
The Mayor Hotel – single room – DKK 745 (EUR 100)
The Mayor Hotel – double room – DKK 945 (EUR 126)
CABINN Aarhus Hotel- single room – commodore – DKK 670 (EUR 90)
CABINN Aarhus Hotel – double room – commodore – DKK 875 (EUR 117)
CABINN Aarhus Hotel – 3-bed room – family – DKK 1045 (EUR 140)
CABINN Aarhus Hotel – 4-bed room – family – DKK 1250 (EUR 167)
CABINN Aarhus Hotel – single room – economy – DKK 570 (EUR 76)

To book your accommodation, you can either contact the EUROMAR conference organising company by sending them an email with your requirements at, or book your accommodation in the hotel of your choice by your own mean.

Please be aware that the rates mentioned above cannot be guaranteed if you contact hotels directly.





How to access Aarhus

Aarhus is the second biggest city of Denmark located next to the sea and surrounded by forests, bringing nature close to the city. Being a university city, Aarhus is the youngest in Denmark measured by average age, but historically one of the oldest. Thus, the atmosphere is a vibrant mix of youthful energy and blasts from the past.

Getting to Denmark is easy. Denmark is a peninsular in Northern Europe, which means you can go by car or train from any of the North European countries. Århus is close to the E45 motorway.

There are flights from several destinations throughout the world to three different airports in Denmark. If you arrive in Copenhagen Airport – the largest in Scandinavia – you can either choose to fly on to Billund Airport, or Århus Airport,, or you can travel by train or rent a car. From both Billund and Århus Airport there are airport busses to Århus.

By plane

Aarhus is easy to reach from four international airports. Aarhus (AAR), Billund (BLL), Copenhagen (CPH), and Hamburg (HAM).
Google Map - Airports around Aarhus

Aarhus Airport – AAR –
Aarhus Airport is located at Tirstrup 40 km north-east of Aarhus, offers direct international flight connections. There is an airport shuttle bus to Aarhus from Aarhus Airport (Midttrafik). Tickets are sold on the bus. Most foreign currencies and credit cards are accepted. The travel time from Aarhus Airport to the city of Aarhus is approx. 50 minutes. One-way fare costs DKK 100 (Summer 2015). There are predefined stops along the route, final stop is at the railway station in the city centre (Hovedbanegården).

Billund Airport – BLL –
Billund Airport is located 100 km south of Aarhus, has international flight connections. There is an airport shuttle bus to Aarhus from Billund Airport, called RUTE 912X (Rejseplanen). Tickets are sold on the bus. The travel time from Billund to Aarhus is approx. 1 hour. One-way fare costs DKK 155 (Summer 2015). The bus stops at the railway station in the city centre of Aarhus (Hovedbanegården), final stop is at the bus station in Aarhus (Rutebilstationen).

Copenhagen Airport – CPH –
Copenhagen Airport is located at Kastrup and is Scandinavia’s biggest airport with about 65 airlines operating from Copenhagen Airport and with more than 20 million passengers every year. If you land at Copenhagen Airport, you may take the hourly train directly from the airport to Aarhus, and after that a bus/taxi.

Hamburg Airport –
From Hamburg, Aarhus is easiest to reach by renting a car at the airport. The car drive is around 3 hours.

By ferry

There is ferry service between Aarhus and Kalundborg, Aarhus and Sjællands Odde and from Norway and Sweden to Frederikshavn and Grenaa.

By road

As in all parts of Denmark, Århus has an efficient road network which allows for easy driving access directly to the city – Hamburg is only a 3-hour drive. It is possible to park at the venue.



Aarhus skyline, Aarhus City Hall, Isbjerget (Icebergs), Park Allé

Aarhus skyline, Aarhus City Hall, Isbjerget (Icebergs), Park Allé