Taskforce on NMR in Biological Systems


The Task Force on NMR in Biological Systems has been established to promote communication among scientists using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in a wide variety of applications.

  • The aims of the task force are:
  • Capacity building in the field of NMR, particularly in developing countries.
  • Dissemination of information by creating an NMR Bulletin Board on World-wide-web.
  • Publish a textbook on the net with chapters to be written by experts covering all aspects of NMR in biological sciences.
  • Organizing training programs for scientists in established laboratories, with local support for their stay by the host laboratory.
  • Organizing two NMR workshops for scientists in the Asia, Pacific and African and other regions.
  • Developing databases in NMR in close collaboration with the IUPAB Task Force on Bioinformatics.


The names and e.mail addresses of the renowned experts in the filed of NMR, who have been providing advice and suggestions are:

  • Paul Callaghan (New Zealand Paul.Callaghan@vuw.ac.nz)
  • K.V.R. Chary (India chary@tifr.res.in)
  • Ian C.P.Smith (Canada smith@nrc.ca)
  • Masatsune Kainosho (Japan kainosho@nmr.Chem.metro-u.ac.jp)
  • John L. Markely (USA markley@nmrfam.wisc.edu)
  • G.C.K. Roberts (UK gcr@le.ac.uk),
  • Heinz Ruterjans (Germany hruet@bpc.uni-frankfurt.de)
  • Shirley Schreier (Brazil Shirley-scherier@hotmail.com)
  • The above people may be considered by Council or EC for membership of the Advisory Committee in the field of NMR.
  • The Task Force will arrange at least two workshops before the next Congress in 2005, where specific aspects of NMR in biological systems will be discussed.
  • The Task Force will keep posting regular progress reports in the field of NMR for inclusion in IUPAB NEWS.
  • The Task Force will assist the organizers of IUPAB Congresses in planning presentations in the field of NMR by supplying the names of possible speakers and appropriate topics for Symposia.