Dear Colleagues!
We cordially invite you to participate in 

VI International School for Young Scientists: Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Phenomena in Chemical and Biological Physics

which will be held in Roshchino, St. Petersburg (Leningrad) region, Russia on September 5-10, 2020


The scope of the school is relatively broad, and its key purpose is to present interconnected topics in NMR and EPR spectroscopy in a form that underlines their fundamental similarity. Currently in several areas of research the two spectroscopies interconnect, thus building up new promising approaches, of which, probably, hyperpolarization and paramagnetic NMR are the most known and broadly used examples. We intend approaching the basic mechanisms responsible for the polarization transfer from electrons to nuclei both from NMR and EPR side. Similarities and differences in electron and nuclear relaxation and dipolar interactions will be in the focus of this school, as well.

The school includes lectures and tutorials on pulsed EPR, pulsed NMR, spin hyperpolarization and spin chemistry, including chemically induced spin polarization. The feature of the School is to approach these apparently different topics with a common theoretical framework, with the intention to obtain deeper understanding of spin dynamics of coupled electron-nuclear systems. Another aim of the School is to provide the participants with systematic knowledge of the mechanisms of the action of pulse sequences commonly used in modern EPR and NMR. We will also discuss in depth interplay of electron and nuclear spins in modern EPR and NMR experimental methods. Furthermore, effects of electron and nuclear spins on chemical reactivity, playing the major role in spin chemistry, will be considered.

The program will include lectures and practical tutorials. The composition of the program will allow the participants to learn how to describe the spin dynamics in pulse EPR and NMR experiments and, ultimately, to design novel magnetic resonance experiments. The meeting will be limited to 50 participants (without lecturers). The working language is English.

 The School is a biennual event, organized by the International Tomography Center, Institute of Chemical Kinetics & Combustion and Novosibirsk State University. You can learn about the previous meeting here.

This School is organized under the auspices of the Groupement AMPERE, subdivision "Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance".


An important note on the COVID-19 issue!!!

The COVID-19 issue has already changed the normal way of life for people all over the world, certainly including professional occupation and communication, and many things we used to take for granted have now to be reconsidered. It is clear that the preparation for the Roshchino School scheduled for September cannot be continued as before, and new formats will be needed. The Roshchino School team feels determined to continue with the event by adapting to the current situation that will likely persist for at least several months and making the following changes to the as-planned scenario: 

- The School as a "physical presence" event will be postponed to approximately one year later, with relevant announcements given in due course. This will address the issues of currently nearly collapsed international air and ground connection, visa procedures, and restrictions on holding any public events within a room. This will also be hopefully sufficient to recover the normal personal and scientific activity of our guests and participants and alleviate any risks related to personal communication in a group of peers.

- A "Distant Learning" School will be organized instead within the earlier announced time period, with live lectures given remotely via Internet and participants joining the discussion via chat-moderated video connections. We are currently negotiating with our Lecturers and testing this procedure on smaller-scale events domestically, and many, if not most, of our potential participants will have already met this format from either student's or tutor's side. Some technical issues still have to be rectified, but all in all this is a viable option. The virtual school will be opened only to registered participants, and will be limited to the previously announced number of about 50 participants.

 - Registration for the School is continued with the amended conditions for participation. There will be no registration fee for the participants, as all the major expenses related to holding a physical event in a hotel or conference center are eliminated, and all operational costs for organization of the event can be managed by the team from the available resources. All issues related to accommodation, transportation, and visa permits are also eliminated.

- The registration for the virtual school will require providing an extended letter of motivation to explain why you want to participate, and providing an abstract of your contribution to the School. These will be used to verify the eligibility of the applicants in the conditions when physical participation is not expected, and to have some way to control the number of participants. Participants with earlier application date will be given preference in case the capacity is exceeded beyond reasonable limits. The abstracts will be published electronically in a School Book.

- Electronic full-size posters in pdf format will be expected from the participants by the moment of School opening this September and will be available as a virtual poster session for all School members. Technicalities will be clarified within reasonable time. Several options for the Best Poster prizes are being considered now, and the prizes in some form will be granted (generously provided by Wiley). Electronic Certificates of participation will also be issued to all participants.


We invite our colleagues throughout the world to consider this format of participating in a scientific event and join our team this September to discuss science despite the physical complications and restrictions that we temporarily have to bear with.


Stay Healthy, Be Cool, Spin Those Spins, and All the Best from the organizing team.


Contact Us


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