ACERT 2003 Symposium & Workshop
ESR New Developments
In April 2003, a distinguished company of fellow researchers and friends commemorated Jack H. Freed's 40 years of
contributions to ESR and celebrated his 65th birthday here at ACERT.
The symposium included plenary lectures given by:
W. Hubbell, "Exploring protein structure and function with site-directed spin labeling"
Al Beth, "Multifrequency EPR and global analysis of experimental data"
J. Hyde, "Digital Detection by Time-Locked Sampling in EPR"
H. Levanon, "In the Footsteps of Electron Spin Polarization. The Crossroads of Basic and Applied Research"
J. B. Pedersen, "Electron Spin Polarization in cw- and pulse experiments"
K. Salikhov, "Time-Resolved EPR Spectra of Triplet States"
Y.-K. Shin, "Protein + Membrane + SDSL EPR: A Winning Combination"
G. Millhauser, "Prion Jekyll and Hyde: How EPR solved the structures of PrP's copper sites"
R. Mason, "Immunological identification of the myoglobin radical formed by hydrogen peroxide"
L.-C. Brunel, "Evaluating Systems for Quantum Spin Computing: A Challenge and an Opportunity for Modern Pulsed EMR"
D. Budil, "Electric Field Effects in High-Field EPR"
K. Möbius, "News and Views about High-Field ESR on protein structure and dynamics"
The symposium was accompanied by the very well received
ESR Simulation Workshop
Hands-on learning experience
After brief "Introduction to ESR lineshape fitting. Theoretical background" given by Jack H. Freed, instructions
on the use of ACERT software together with discussion of problems encountered when fitting CW spectra were given in detail by M. Ge ("Examples of fitting spectra at conventional
frequencies from biological systems"), K.A. Earle ("Examples of fitting spectra at high frequencies") and Z. Liang ("Multi-frequency spectral fitting examples").
During the afternoon session of the workshop, A. Costa-Filho addressed the issues related to "Applications of 2D-FT-ESR to biological systems", and A. Polimeno, talked on
"Advanced models of molecular dynamics for ESR studies of biosystems". There were two roundtable discussions of new directions in ESR simulations. Workshop participants
received training materials and a CD containing source code (and executables, if desired) for the Windows, UNIX or Linux operating systems.