The symposium aims to celebrate the strong magnetic resonance momentum in Barcelona and bring together the community working with this highly versatile technique in a plethora of different applications. Also, it will represent the kick-off meeting upon the installation in Barcelona of three new magnetic resonance instruments: a GHz NMR, a pulsed EPR-ENDOR, and a MRI linked to hyperpolarization.
The NMR and EPR instruments will be part of the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona (CCiTUB). The Hyperpolarization-MRI instrument is part of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and is located next to the NMR instruments in the Barcelona Science Park. The 1 GHz NMR instrument is part of a Spanish Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure with nodes in Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid.
The new infrastructures witness the vitality of the magnetic resonance community. We want to emphasize by this joint celebration the importance of strengthening the connection between the diverse flavors of magnetic resonance, as well as the different scientific fields and institutions. The list of speakers includes a nearly 50%-50% balance between consolidated scientific leaders and early career scientists that represent the bright future of magnetic resonance in Catalonia, Spain and Europe