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SMART: NMR Spectroscopy Symposium in honour of Prof. Bill Reynolds (U of Toronto)

June 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

On behalf of The Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto and Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, the IVAN Users Group is posting this invitation.



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Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry and The Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto are excited to announce the SMART: NMR Spectroscopy Symposium. This one-day symposium will highlight recent advances, practical applications, and NMR analysis strategies for small molecules.
We envisage that this symposium will be of interest to a wide range of users who might not attend traditional NMR conferences (including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and industrial researchers working with small molecules, in areas such as catalysis, organic, biological, medicinal, natural products, and analytical chemistry).



Areas of Interest




Kirk Gustafson
Special Volunteer, Molecular Targets Program, National Cancer Institute


Ron Crouch


Frank Delaglio
National Institute of Standards
and Technology


R. Thomas Williamson
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Isabelle Krimm
Center for Cancer Research in Lyon, France / CNRS, Université de Lyon


Yining Ji Chen
Merck & Co., Inc.


Timothy Claridge
Department of Chemistry, Oxford University


Bill Gerwick
Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Diego

Also featuring remarks from Ad BaxEugene Mazzola and Lewis E. Kay





William F. Reynolds
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

My 40 Years of 2D NMR and Natural Product Structure Elucidation: What I have Taught and What I have Learned


Prof. Reynolds is an Editor Emeritus of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry and has authored over 300 journal articles, including more than 200 with scientists and students from Mexico and the Caribbean. He has also authored or co-authored one book, three book chapters and seven reviews in the area of small molecule NMR.

He is a recipient of the Spectroscopy Society of Canada’s Gerhard Herzberg Award as well as the inaugural James N. Shoolery Award for lifetime contributions to the field of small molecule NMR spectroscopy. He also became the first Canadian member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, in recognition of his contributions to Mexican Science.

Prof. Reynolds’ contributions have influenced countless publications in the area of small molecule NMR and, importantly, continue to inform many of the topics that will be covered in this symposium. The SMART: NMR Spectroscopy symposium honours this legacy.


Please join us on June 10th for a day of learning
and fruitful discussion. Registration is free.


(All times EDT)


10:00 amMorning session begins


Rob Batey:
Ad Bax:
SMART Symposium Introduction
Bill Gerwick:
Development of NMR-Based ‘Small Molecule Accurate Recognition Technology’ (SMART) and Related Deep Learning Tools
Yining Ji Chen:
LED-NMR spectroscopy: a multifunctional tool for studying kinetics and mechanisms of photochemical transformations
Isabelle Krimm:
NMR for fragment-based drug design
Timothy Claridge:
NMR Supersequences for efficient structure verification


12:30 pm:  Lunch break


1:30 pm:  Afternoon session begins


Gary E. Martin:
Afternoon SMART Symposium Introduction
Frank Delaglio:
Non-Uniform Sampling: How it Works, and What’s Good to Know
R. Thomas Williamson:
Eliminating Uncertainty in Small Molecule Characterization
Ron Crouch:
Fun ways to use qNMR to Evaluate NMR Experiment Design
Kirk Gustafson:
Leveraging New NMR Techniques to Elucidate Novel Natural Product Scaffolds
Eugene Mazzola:
Keynote Introduction
William F. Reynolds:
My 40 Years of 2D NMR and Natural Product Structure Elucidation: What I have Taught and What I have Learned
Lewis E. Kay:
Closing Remarks


5:00 pm:  Symposium ends



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June 10, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto