News archive


December: A busy year draws to an end.

We wish everyone a good break, Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2024!

Our next preprint is out, where we demonstrate RIDME measurements at protein concentrations as low as 10 nanomolar, in collaboration with the Schiemann lab.

And we have contributed to another preprint, in collaboration with the White lab at St Andrews, using EPR to study a protein involved in CRISPR antiphage defence.

A new study from the Czekster group at St Andrews on the catalytic mechanism of a metalloaminopeptidase with some EPR contributions from Laura and Bela is in press in Biochemistry – congratulations everyone.

September: The New Academic Year is here!

Bela delivers a tutorial and a workshop on DEER/PELDOR and DeerAnalysis at the 9th EFEPR Summer School in Geneva.

Two weeks later, he gives a talk at the 44th FGMR Annual Discussion Meeting in Konstanz.
Also our alumnus Josh talks at the meeting about his St Andrews work on variable-time RIDME.

Hannah joins the group for her final year’s project on protein structure prediction using deep learning neural network tools – welcome, Hannah!

And further good news at the end of the month: a new CRISPR study by the Gloster and White labs here at St Andrews is published in Nucleic Acids Research. Our EPR data confirm the dramatic conformational change of Csm6 ribonuclease upon activation by cyclic nucleotides.

We are having a busy time this August: another summer project student joins the group – welcome, Max!

Yannik, our joint PhD student and Josh, our former PhD student and now postdoc in the Schiemann group, both join us for a one-week visit with lots of experiments and ample measurement time!

Valentina's paper on spectroscopically orthogonal labelling to disentangle site-specific nitroxide label distributions has just been accepted for publication by Applied Magnetic Resonance - well done everyone!

Bela spends a couple of days in Bonn with the Schiemann group and delivers a seminar and two lectures on EPR and applications in biophysics and catalysis.

This year the EUROMAR takes place in Glasgow, and Bela is involved as one of the local organisers, as well as chairing a session and delivering a talk in the other EPR session.

Summer joins us for a 6-week project on biomolecular applications of EPR distance measurements – welcome, Summer! Also Kirsty is back for 6 weeks to learn more about biomolecular work and hands-on EPR measurements – great to see you back, Kirsty!

We have our annual CMR conference – Valentina and Katrin give oral presentations and Bela and Katrin present a poster.

June is graduation time!
Laura graduates with a PhD in Chemistry – many congratulations and all the best!
Kirsty graduates with a Master in Chemistry, and is awarded a prize for her master project with us (best Biological Chemistry project) and also the Head of School prize for her work as School President – many congratulations, well done!

Kirsty passes her viva and wraps up her project - well done and thanks for all your hard work.

Josh's new paper on enhanced sensitivity for pulse dipolar EPR using a variable-time RIDME experiment has been accepted by JMR – well done Josh, Katrin and Angeliki!

Valentina Vitali from the Banci group joins us for six months as a visiting PhD student - welcome Valentina!

Our latest EPR study on native metal ion binding sites in a mammalian plasma protein, a collaboration with Alan Stewart from St Andrews Medicine, has just been accepted for publication in JACS – well done everyone!

Bela and Katrin travel to Leeds for the 56th RSC ESR conference, organised by local host and long-standing collaborator Christos Pliotas. Bela is invited to give a plenary lecture, Katrin presents a poster, and also former PhD students Laura (now MPI Göttingen) and Josh (now University of Bonn) present posters with work from St Andrews. And we can finally present Maria with her Deer for graduation! What a nice conference!

Happy to report that we can finally get back to measuring at the Q-band spectrometer in Physics, which is back to work and humming along after several months of downtime for essential repairs.

January: We wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2023!

A good start to the New Year: A collaborative research project on qubits between Stergios Piligkos and our group is accepted for publication in JACS.

Our first preprint of 2023 is available, where we study metal ion binding sites in a native mammalian plasma protein by EPR.


December: We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2023!

This year ends well for the Bode group - Santa Claus brings an EPSRC grant award, what a present!

Laura passes her viva - many congratulations!

Next paper from alumna Angeliki’s PhD thesis with help from James Taylor (now in Bath) is just published in OBC - thanks everyone for the hard work!

Yannik starts his PhD joint with Olav Schiemann in Bonn - Welcome, Yannik!

A suprising CRISPR study by Gregor Hagelueken and Christophe Rouillon is published in Nature: Antiviral signaling by a cyclic nucleotide activated CRISPR protease. Katrin's data ruled out a hypothesised dimer formation in the mechanism.

October: A new paper by René Boeré in collaboration with the Woollins group has just been accepted for publication in NJC. The paper is on investigating redox behaviour in naphthalene derivatives and also contains some of our EPR work.

Katrin spends one week in the labs of Olav Schiemann and Katrin Paeschke in Bonn to learn transfecting human cells with labelled protein.

September: Josh moves to a new PostDoc – Thank you Josh for all your contributions, and all the best for your new job!

Kirsty joins the group for her master’s project on protein structure prediction using deep learning neural network tools.

Spencer submits his MSc (Res) thesis. Thank you for the hard work on HSA.

Laura submits her PhD thesis – congrats Laura, well done!

August: Our latest paper on buffer-modulated cooperativity of templated protein dimerisation has been accepted by JPCL - well done everyone!

Steen from the Stergios Piligkos lab in Copenhagen joins us for a week to do some single crystal pulse EPR - welcome Steen!

July: Our paper on Pulse dipolar EPR for determining nanomolar binding affinities has been accepted by Chem. Commun.

Bela talks at the Euromar conference in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Tobias Hett from the Schiemann group in Bonn joins us for a week to do some EPR with Bela, taking advantage of the Bonn-St Andrews Collaborative Research Grant - welcome Tobi!

June: This month is fully packed with the first in-person conferences for a very long time!
Up front is the 10th annual CMR conference. Bela gives a talk and Laura, Katrin and Josh present posters. Josh wins a runner-up poster prize!

The coming week St Andrews hosts the 55th RSC ESR conference, organised by Janet Lovett. So great to meet almost 140 colleagues in-person, including former PhD student Maria! Laura and Katrin give talks, Josh presents a poster, and Bela is enjoying himself.

The next three weeks St Andrews is in full swing with graduations of 2022, 2021, and 2020! Also Josh and Maria are graduating - many congratulations!

Laura joins the group of Marina Bennati in Goettingen for 4 weeks on a Royal Society International Exchanges Grant - well done Laura and good luck for your measurements!

May: Ben passes his viva and thus, wraps up his project. Many thanks for your efforts.

Thank you to the generous sponsorship of the RSC and Biochemical Society for funding participation of Laura and Katrin in the RSC EPR conference next month.

April: Bela talks in the Synthesis and Chemical Biology Seminar about EPR in catalysis.

A manuscript by alumna Angeliki investigating a CoII/nitroxide complex for PELDOR and RIDME is accepted in Magnetochemistry.

March: A new paper by the Armstrong group in J. Mater. Chem. A investigating battery materials also contains some of our EPR work.

Bela virtually visits Cardiff including an invited seminar talk.

February: Sharon Ruthstein from Bar-Ilan gives a virtual EaStCHEM seminar.

January: We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2022!

Bela talks about "Investigating (bio)molecular binding equilibria with pulse dipolar EPR spectroscopy” at the IVEM meeting.


December: We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a healthy 2022 - take care and stay safe!

Katrin’s manuscript on a comparison of nitroxide spin labels for pulse dipolar EPR spectroscopy in proteins is accepted by Molecules for a Themed Issue Honoring Professor Alexandra M. Z. Slawin on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday.

Bela talks about “Recent EPR insights into earth abundant metal catalysis” at the Modern Development of Magnetic Resonance 2021 conference in Kazan.

Caspar from the group of Olav Schiemann joins forces with us for one month as a visiting researcher - welcome, Caspar!

Bela presents our work at an in person seminar at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Ben joins the group for his master's project. Spencer joins for his joint MSc (Res) with Dr Alan Stewart in the School of Medicine. Welcome on board.

A community white paper on best practices in pulse dipolar EPR data generation and treatment is accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc..

A beautiful warm summer in Scotland!
EPR goes antiparasitic. Some of our work into the mechanism underpinning the synthesis of therapeutic leads against diamidine-resistant parasites is published in ChemMedChem.

Bela has a new job title and looks forward to no more lecturing, just reading...

Miki finishes her MSc project. Well done and all the best.

Bela talks at the virtual euromar conference.

Work by the Lightfoot group informed by some EPR spectra, is published in Inorg. Chem.

Rachel finishes her RSC funded summer project. Many thanks for great work and all the best.

The CMR hosts the 2nd virtual conference with a research talk by Laura and flash talks by Josh and Katrin.

A paper by the Wright group with some EPR contributions is accepted in Chem. Eur. J.

Katrin and Bela attend a virtual in-cell spectroscopy workshop.

Josh passes his viva. Many congratulations Dr Wort.

Josh starts on his ISSF-funded postdoc - welcome back Josh.
Katrin’s manuscript on nanomolar pulse dipolar EPR in proteins is accepted by J Phys Chem B.

Josh's manuscript on competition for Cu(II) labelling of double-histidine motifs is accepted by J Phys Chem Lett.

Josh finishes his PhD work - So long and thanks for all the fits!

Miki joins the group for her lab skills module - welcome Miki.

January: We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!

Some good news to start the year:

Josh's manuscript describing a speciation model to calculate the loading of different CuII binding sites is accepted by PCCP.

A paper from the Watson group with some EPR contribution from Sonia and Bela has been accepted by Angewandte.

Josh's preprint on competition for Cu(II) labelling of double-histidine motifs is posted.

Applications are still open for a St Andrews Global PhD Scholarship "Developing Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Studying Biomolecular Structures and Dynamics under Native Conditions" offered in collaboration with Prof. Olav Schiemann at the University of Bonn.


December: We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a healthy 2021 - take care and stay safe!
Katrin's preprint on pulse dipolar EPR at nanomolar concentrations is posted.
Sonia's seminal bis-ethylene CrI work is published by Science Advances.

November: Josh's preprint on a general model to optimise Cu(II) labelling is posted.

October: Bela gives a talk at the Modern Development of Magnetic Resonance 2020 conference in Kazan.
Some work from Bela's previous life as an NMR spectroscopist is accepted in Magn. Reson.The group joins the virtual EasySpin Academy 2020 and everyone learns a lot!
Sonia's seminal bis-ethylene CrI work is accepted by Science Advances on Halloween. Spooky!

September: A busy month catching up with research and restarting all labs.
Teaching restarts remotely.

August: Research has restarted, with strict new regulations in place to ensure everybody stays safe. Refurbishing of our lab has also resumed and we are looking forward to brand-new fume hoods being installed.

July: Maria passes her viva. Many congratulations Dr Oranges.

June: The CMR hosts the 1st virtual conference with research talk by Josh and flash talks by Katrin, Laura and Maria. Well done everyone!
A paper with the Pliotas group studying functional differences of homologous mechanosensitive channels by EPR is accepted by Biophys. J.
Maria submits her thesis amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

May: The virus is still dominating daily life with the lockdown still in place in Scotland, but it seems there is some light at the end of the tunnel and planning is going ahead for restarting research. Some good news as well: A paper from the Wright group with some EPR contribution has been accepted by Angewandte.

April: The lockdown because of the COVID-19 crisis continues throughout April. Everyone tries to keep sane in the "new normal".

March: The corona pandemic hits and Scotland goes into lockdown. All our lab-based research is put on hold and we continue working from home keeping in touch with virtual meetings and Zoominars. Viktorija's project work has to end. Many thanks for your efforts.

February: In a strong finish to February our alumna Dr Angeliki Giannoulis visits St Andrews for plenty of EPR experiments.
Some more of our alumna Dr Sonia Chabbra's EPR work with the Watson Group is accepted by Angewandte Chemie.

January: Happy New Year!
Applications are still open for a St Andrews Global PhD Scholarship "Developing Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Studying Biomolecular Structures and Dynamics under Native Conditions" offered in collaboration with Prof. Olav Schiemann at the University of Bonn.


December: A very Merry Xmas everyone. If you are looking for a PhD position to apply for over the break, there might be something here.
At St Andrews School of Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium Maria and Josh give talks while Katrin and Laura present posters.
We kick off celebrations with a group Xmas dinner and numerous rounds of career poker.

November: Josh, Katrin, Laura and Maria join the EFEPR School in Brno bringing posters and making sure St Andrews is the strongest faction.

October: Bela gives a talk at the UniSysCat colloquium in Berlin.
Very happy that our work with the Pliotas group on PELDOR to study mechanosensitive channels has been accepted by Nature Communications.
Viktorija joins the group for her honours project. Welcome Viktorija.

September: Bela gives a talk at the EFEPR 2019 in Bratislava about the PhD work of alumna Sonia Chabbra.
A book chapter about EPR in Bioanalysis is by Bela and our collaborator David Norman is published.

August: Roxane finished her project - thank you for all the hard work.
Bela gives a talk at the EUROISMAR 2019 in Berlin about the recent Angewandte paper on Cu-His RIDME.

July: Katrin and Bela meet alumna Angeliki in Athens. A spell of warm weather makes the long St Andrews evenings even more pleasant.

June: Sonia graduates with a PhD and former project students Lewis McLean and Adam Chapman with MChem degrees. Well done everyone.
The CMR hosts the 9th annual conference. Maria gives an invited talk and Josh wins the poster prize - well done!
Dr Ilya Kuprov gives a great satellite workshop on simulating the whole of magnetic resonance.
Josh's and Katrin's work on submicromolar RIDME and Cu-labelling of dHis motifs is accepted by Angewandte. Congratulations!

May: Adam finishes his project. Many thanks for your efforts and all the best.
Roman Bittl joins the Bode and Smith (Physics and Astronomy) groups for a 3 week work experience.
Roxane Baron joins us from ENSC Lille for a 3 month Erasmus placement. Welcome Roxane.
A Leverhulme Trust funded research project investigating unexpected sensitivity gains in PELDOR on multimeric membrane channels in collaboration with Christos Pliotas (now in Leeds) starts this month.

April: Maria and Bela join the 52nd RSC ESR meeting in Glasgow with a poster and a talk. Congratulations to our collaborator Claire Motion for winning the Bruker Thesis Prize and former group member Sonia Chabbra for winning the runner-up prize of the Jeol Student Lecture Competition.

March: Adam successfully introduces his project on Cu-oximes in the Honours Project Talks.
Our collaborator Haris from the Pliotas group talks about PELDOR on mechanosensors in the Friday Lunchtime Talks.

February: Cryogenics upgrade - our new cryogen-free cryostat is installed and tested.

January: Happy New Year!
Sonia passes her viva. Many congratulations Dr Chabbra.


December: Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year everyone!
The Bruker Santa returns to bring us an AWG and DICE box. Sledges queuing as the Cryogenics Santa brings a cryogen-free cryostat!

November: The festive period starts early with Bruker installing our EMX digital upgrade!
After four years in the Bode group Sonia hands in her PhD thesis - well done and farewell, Sonia!

October: Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart visits the department and gives an inspiring Irvine memorial lecture as well as sharing some strong views on Brexit!

September: A paper by the Watson group with some EPR contribution by Sonia is accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations everyone.
Adam joins the group for his honours project. Welcome Adam.

August: A new PhD student joins the group - welcome, Laura!
The Schiemann group comes to St Andrews for a joint group retreat with the Bode group. In addition to talks from the group members we enjoy some leisure time on "The Himalayas" putting green and watching seals at Tentsmuir beach.

July: Sonia talks at the Rocky Mountain Conference in Utah.
Renée Chan joins us for a four week Nuffield placement - welcome to the group.

June: The 8th Annual Meeting of the St Andrews Centre of Magnetic Resonance takes place with inspiring lectures on NMR, EPR, computation and imaging. Sonia wins one of two poster prizes. Congratulations!
Maria and Bela spend time in Thomas Prisner's lab in Frankfurt to do some pulse EPR at 260 GHz.

May: Professor Daniella Goldfarb visits St Andrews and gives an inspiring lecture on in-cell EPR.
Sonia wins a student travel award sponsored by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to attend the 59th Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Snowbird, Utah - well done!

April: Sonia's paper on the separation of spectra and determination of spin-state in mixtures of paramagnets is accepted by Dalton Transaction. Congratulations.
Maria, Josh, Katrin and Bela attend the 51st Annual International Meeting of the RSC ESR Spectroscopy Group in London. A great week of Science!
Bela hosts a seminar with Professor Enrica Bordignon who gives a great talk about EPR to detect conformational changes and dynamics in proteins.
Maria wins a travel grant from the Faraday Division of the RSC to go to the EPR summer school in Marseille - well done!
Sonia wins a Santander - St Leonard’s College Research Mobility Scholarship to attend the 59th Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Snowbird, Utah - well done and enjoy the conference!

March: The BBSRC equipment bid by a large St Andrews/Dundee consortium was just funded. Hooray!
Benjamin Hoffmann from Leipzig starts an undergraduate project on phenolic Cu-oxim complexes.
Angeliki's and Katrin's complex stability by PELDOR paper in collaboration with the Prisner group is accepted by PCCP - well done!
Sonia and Bela visit Oxford for a Humboldt Colloquium.

February: A project headed by Phil Lightfoot looking into new battery materials also using EPR has just been awarded funding by EPSRC.

January: Happy New Year!
Angeliki's and Maria's high field RIDME paper and Katrin's New View on multimers and multimerisation are both published online today, keep up the good work!


December: Merry Christmas.
Angeliki's and Maria's orientation selective RIDME paper putting H!PER to good use is accepted by PCCP.
Bela's and Katrin's paper on pulse EPR distance measurements to study multimers and multimerisation has been accepted for publication by Molecular Physics.

November: Tomas Lebl and the Westwood group publish their study on the fractionation and DOSY NMR of lignin and Katrin could add some cw EPR to back up that high molecular weight fractions seem more radical...

October: Attention, attention: The group advertises two competitive studentships within the eastbio DTP for four year fully funded PhD projects. We lead a project with Graham Smith from physics looking to apply kilowatt EPR at 95 GHz to structural biology. Carlos Penedo leads a project into helicase mechanisms we are involved in. Spread the word, please.
Bela gives a talk at the Birthday-Symposium of Prof. Thomas Prisner in Frankfurt who turned 60 this year. Happy Birthday Thomas!

September: Lewis joins the group for his honours project, welcome on board!
Katrin's and Silvia's paper on Sparse labeling PELDOR spectroscopy on multimeric mechanosensitive membrane channels has been accepted by the Biophysical Journal, keep up the good work!

August: Clemence and Tobias finish their projects, well done and all the best!
The whole group gears up for USIC 2017 with Sonia as conference chair!

July: Tobias Gartner joins the group for a four-week Nuffield programme. Welcome!

June: We just won funding from the Carnegie Trust for the characterisation of a riboswitch.
Bela joins the Schiemann group (University of Bonn, Germany) on their annual retreat to hold an invited seminar in the Austrian Alps.
Angeliki's and Maria's manuscript on 'Monitoring Complex Formation by Relaxation-Induced Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Distance Measurements' has been accepted for publication in ChemPhysChem. Keep up the good work!
The St Andrews CMR has a great annual meeting, where Sonia gives a talk on her PhD project and Josh wins the first poster prize.

May: Clemence joins the group for an Erasmus placement from Lille. Welcome to the group!
A tasty group BBQ with sunny weather kicks of an early spell of summer.

April: Chris and Jennifer finish their projects and pass their vivas. Many thanks for your efforts and all the best!
Bela gives a talk at the 50th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Oxford.
Katrin successfully completes the Passport to Research Futures and obtains the ILM Research Staff Development Award.

March: Chris and Jennifer successfully present their projects in the bio/organic and inorganic sections, respectively. Sandra from Tracey Gloster's group and Matthew from Christos Pliotas' group present EPR application projects we are collaborating on.

February: Prof. Chris Kay visits Dundee for a viva and gives an excellent seminar in St Andrews.

January: Happy New Year!
Everyone enjoys a short break from teaching.
The BSRC Burns supper is a great success as every year!


December: The year winding down after a busy exam season - Happy Holidays!

November: Bela gives a talk at the MDR-38 in Leipzig (Germany).
Angeliki passes her viva - congratulations, Dr. Giannoulis! We all wish you all the best.
We are having our first Group Retreat and enjoy great EPR sessions and a relaxing afternoon walk at the beautiful beach in Elie.

October: A busy month of teaching and measuring.

September: Four new group members. Josh and Maria are starting their PhD projects while Chris and Jennifer join for their final year projects.
Katrin, Sonia and Bela visit the EFEPR conference in Torino, Italy. Sonia and Katrin present posters while Bela has a talk.

August: Angeliki joins the Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium 2016 in Irkutsk, Russia, and gives a talk.
Toni finishes her Nuffield Placement project, many thanks and all the best.
Sonia, Katrin and Bela go for the annual BSRC retreat on the banks of Loch Tay. Sonia gives a short talk and everyone enjoys the marvellous weather in the Highlands.
Sonia and Angeliki attend the USIC 2016 in Glasgow, where Sonia presents a poster and Angeliki gives a talk.

July: Silvia passes her viva - congratulations, Dr. Valera, all the best.
Toni joins the group for a 4-week Nuffield research placement on free radicals and antioxidants in groceries.

June: The sixth Annual Meeting of the St. Andrews Centre of Magnetic Resonance takes place. Angeliki, Sonia, Katrin and Bela present posters
Bela presents an invited talk at the 4th Awaji International Workshop on Electron Spin Science & Technology: Biological and Materials Science Oriented Applications in Japan.

May: Bela goes to Iceland as Honourable opponent (external examiner) for a public PhD defence of the Sigurdsson lab.
James and Josh both pass their vivas and finish their projects – Thank you for your efforts and all the best.

April: Sonia and Bela attend the 49th conference of the RSC ESR spectroscopy group, where Sonia presents a poster and Bela gives a talk. Bela is now a member of the committee of the group for the next three years.

March: A paper by the Woollins group containing some of our EPR spectra has just been accepted by Dalton Trans.
Bela and Angeliki participate in the iMR CDT meeting in Southampton, where Angeliki gives a talk and Bela enjoys the proximity of Marwell Hotel and Zoo watching the Wallabies making the best of a sunny afternoon.

February: Silvia's paper on true distance distributions in multimers has just been accepted for publication by Chemistry - A European Journal.
Katrin Eckhardt, a chemistry master student from the University Leipzig (Germany) joins the group for a four-week project on CW EPR for metal-binding nucleic acids.

January: Happy New Year!
Bela goes to Lille (France) to deliver an EPR lecture to students of the University of Lille and to meet EPR, solid-state NMR and Bio-NMR groups within ERASMUS+ programme between Universities of St Andrews and Lille.
A review on The Solid-State Photo-CIDNP Effect is published.


December: The Old Year winds down as we enter the Festive Season. Wishing you all a healthy and successful 2016. Merry Christmas.
Katrin and Bela join the MMWave group of Graham Smith and the Keeble lab for their Xmas night out. Laser-tagging before dinner settled the scores and EPR beats radar (big time!). Who would have thought?

November: We are advertising a number of PhD opportunities within the Eastbio DTP, the Criticat CDT and EaStCHEM.

October: A paper by the Penedo lab on binding dynamics of a protein to DNA with some EPR input from us has just been accepted in Nucleic Acids Res.

September: James and Josh join for their chemistry honours projects.
Bela participates in the Hyperpolarised Magnetic Resonance Conference (5th international DNP Symposium and COST action EUROHyperPOL final meeting) in Egmond aan Zee and chairs the COST workgroup ‘Chemistry-Physics Interface’.
He also speaks at the GDCh FGMR 37th Annual Meeting in Darmstadt (Germany).
A paper by the Lightfoot lab with some EPR input from us has just been accepted by Chem. Commun.

August: Angeliki spends her placement at the Prisner lab in Frankfurt with funding from the DAAD - well done and all the best.

July: Bela and Katrin present posters at the EUROMAR in Prague.

June: A CIDNP paper by the Matysik and Alia labs with some input by Bela has just been accepted by JPCB.
Silvia puts a hexaphenol in the Molbank. Maybe it generates some interest.
A paper on a molybdenum heterospin (S1 = S2 = 1/2) radical-ion salt by researchers from the Novosibirsk branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (et al.) with some input from St Andrews has just been accepted in Inorg. Chem.
We have just won an EPSRC grant (1st grant) for methodology on pulse EPR distance measurements.
The Fifth Annual Meeting of the St. Andrews Centre of Magnetic Resonance takes place. Angeliki has a talk, while Silvia, Katrin and Bela present posters.

May: Angeliki's placement in Frankfurt is funded jointly by the DAAD and the iMR CDT - well done.
A paper by Alessandro Turrina in Paul Wright's group including some of our EPR work has been accepted by Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.
We have our first group outing – Bela takes his group for a day out to the Scottish Deer Centre (yes, EPR people may smile here…).

April: Angeliki and Bela talk at the 48th RSC ESR meeting.
Catherine passes her viva and finishes her project – well done and all the best.

March: A mini-review on hyperpolarised NMR spectroscopy by Bela and Joerg Matysik is published in the monthly journal of the society of German chemists (GDCh).
We have won a Royal Society research grant for the characterisation of metal-nitroxide complexes by pulse EPR.

February: The group moves to the next level: Angeliki, Silvia, Sonia, Catherine and Katrin get their own write-up office on level 2 of the Chemistry building.
Silvia got COST funding to go to Iceland for her placement at the Sigurdsson lab. Well done and all the best.

January: Katrin's and Angeliki's paper on quantifying dimerisation via PELDOR has been accepted by Chem. Commun. Well done.
Happy New Year.


December: Our application to the Carnegie Trust 'Limitations of Tikhonov regularisation in analysis of pulse EPR distance measurements' based on Katrin's initial work has been successful. Merry Christmas.

November: Sonia joins the group for her PhD project on homogeneous catalysis. Welcome Sonia. Silvia's review on yardsticks and abaci is accepted for the Molecules special issue 'Free Radicals and Radical Ions'.

October: Catherine's first crystal structure - keep up the good work.

September: The group goes to Marseille for the IXth EFEPR meeting. Angeliki, Katrin and Silvia present posters while Bela has a talk. Catherine joins for her honours project. Welcome Catherine.

August: Silvia's paper on the synthesis of her polynitroxides is accepted in JOC. William finishes his project - many thanks and all the best. Phil Kerry's PELDOR paper on the dimerisation of individual domains of the NS1 protein of Influenza A is accepted in JPCB.

July: Bela goes to Zürich for the COST TD1103 annual meeting acting as WG 5 organiser and for a talk at Euromar2014. William joins the group for his Nuffield research placement.

June: The 4th Annual CMR Meeting takes place with a talk given by Silvia and posters by Angeliki, Katrin and Bela.

May: Ashleigh has finished her project - thanks for your efforts and all the best.

April: The group goes to Dundee for the 47th RSC ESR group meeting. Katrin and Bela have talks while Silvia and Angeliki have posters. Angeliki's poster is highlighted in talks from the Berlin and Antwerp groups. Ashleigh passes her project viva, well done.

February: Hassane El Mkami demonstrates a sensitivity increase by more than an order of magnitude of Physics' new 150W Q-band vs the kW X-band...

January: Happy New Year. Website makeover. Katrin joins the group. Welcome Katrin.


December: The Bruker Santa delivers the high power Q-band kit to physics. Merry Christmas.

November: Bela becomes co-coordinator of workgroup 5 of the COST hyperpolarisation network.

October: Bela becomes deputy director of the CMR.

September: Ashleigh joins the group for her honours project. Welcome Ashleigh.

July: Fergus Knight's paper including sulfur and selenium centred radicals and some of our EPR work has been accepted.

June: The 3rd Annual CMR Meeting takes place with posters by Angeliki, Silvia and Bela. Bela also talks at the Bonn-St Andrews meeting "Chemistry at Spin Centres". The group goes to Crete for the COST hyperpolarisation network meeting and Euromar 2013. Angeliki has a poster at Euromar and a Euromar student grant. Silvia has posters at both meetings and a COST bursary. Bela co-organises the COST meeting and has an invited talk at Euromar.

April: Our paper PELDOR in rotationally symmetric homo-oligomers has just been accepted for publication in the Molecular Physics special issue "Modern EPR".

March: A first version of this website goes online.