Bruker CW EPR User Training Course

June 21 - 25

Webinar Overview

Bruker EPR is offering an online CW EPR User Training Course the week of June 21.

We encourage people that are starting to use EPR in their studies and work to attend. Emphasis is on larger spectrometers, but people using an EMXnano benchtop system will find the topics informative.

You will learn about EPR practice and principles as well as important EPR applications.

June 21 - 25, 2021

Agenda

The course is offered between 11:00-1:00 EDT with a five-minute break in the middle. The classes will be a mixture of lectures and practical laboratory demonstrations.

  • June 21, 11:00 – 1:00 EDT: Introduction to EPR. How to acquire an EPR spectrum
  • June 22 11:00 – 1:00 EDT: Parameter Optimization. Calibration. Introduction to many useful features in the Xenon software
  • June 23 11:00 – 1:00 EDT: Advanced Experiments. Field-Delay 2D experiments. Field-Power 2D saturation experiments
  • June 24 11:00 – 1:00 EDT: Interpretation and Simulation of EPR Spectra
  • June 25 11:00 – 1:00 EDT: Special Topics. We will entertain questions and special topics requested by the audience

Speakers

Dr. Boris Dzikovski

Applications Scientist

Boris Dzikovski is a co-author of over 50 publications on applications of EPR spectroscopy in chemistry, biophysics, and material science. Before joining the Bruker EPR applications team, he worked for 17 years at the National Biomedical Center for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance Technologies led by Prof. Jack H. Freed at Cornell University.

Dr. Kalina Ranguelova

Senior EPR Applications Scientist, Bruker BioSpin

Dr. Kalina Ranguelova is an EPR Applications Scientist in Bruker BioSpin Corporation since 2011. She completed her Ph.D. at The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where she received a Ph.D. with research focused on inorganic copper complexes structure using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. After two research positions at CUNY and National Institute for Environmental Sciences where she studied free radical biology and EPR spin trapping as method for measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS), she joined Bruker and holds a role as Applications Scientist. Her current focus is detection and identification of free radicals in biological systems and pharmaceuticals using spin traps and spin probes. She has publications in journals like Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Free radical Biology and Medicine, etc. She has presented in many international meetings related to free radical research in biology and protein chemistry.

Dr. Ralph Weber

Senior EPR Applications Scientist, Bruker BioSpin

Dr. Ralph Weber started his scientific training at Brown University where he received a B.A in Chemistry and German Literature and Language. He continued his training at the University of Chicago, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry focusing on EPR and ENDOR studies of proteins and lanthanide complexes. Two postdoctoral positions followed. At Leiden University in the Netherlands he studied excited states of molecules using ODMR (Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance) and designed and constructed a high frequency pulse EPR spectrometer. At MIT he studied motional dynamics in lipids via solid state NMR and was one of the original project members to design and construct a DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) spectrometer incorporating a high power gyrotron. He joined Bruker 29 years ago in 1989. He is responsible for much of the documentation for EPR and also offers customer support for pulse, high frequency, and imaging applications. He is currently co-principal investigator on a five-year NIH grant to develop pre-clinical EPR imaging technology and to promote its use in the pharmaceutical industry.