The seminar will take place at 16h00, the 17th of September 2015, in the ENSCBP Amphitheater (Bldg B, Allée Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Pessac).
Estelle Morvan, CNRS Engineer
Axelle Grelard, CNRS Research Engineer
Since the mid-twentieth century several scientists (Felix Bloch, Edward M. Purcell, Richard R. Ernst and Kurt Wüthrich) have received the Nobel Prize for fundamental discoveries concerning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. These awards emphasize the importance of this technique, which has become an essential tool in chemistry, material science and biology to investigate the structure, dynamics and interactions of samples at the atomic level.
The CBMN/IECB NMR platform is composed of 7 NMR spectrometers ranging from 100MHz to 800MHz, designed for analysis of liquid samples, solids and soft matter. The platform has a national dimension since it belongs to the French Large Scale high-field NMR facility (IR RMN THC). We will introduce the principle and main interest of the technique and show benefits and drawbacks through applications and studies in chemistry, physics and biology as performed at the platform.
In 2013, Estelle Morvan joined the CBMN-IECB NMR facility as a CNRS Engineer (UMS3033). Previously she had completed a Master degree in spectroscopic methods of analysis in 2005 at the University of Rennes, then worked for the company Servier, followed by a position at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (UPR 2301), and at the BioCIS (UMR8076) in Châtenay-Malabry between 2007-2013.
Axelle Grélard obtained her Master degree in Fine Chemistry at the University of Nantes in 1996. In 1997, she was recruited as an engineer in charge of the NMR spectrometer at the University of La Rochelle. In 2001, she obtained a Research Engineer position at CNRS in Bordeaux (CBMN UMR5248), to work within the NMR facility and as a member of E. Dufourc's team. She has the operational responsability for the Bordeaux site national facility (IR RMN THC).