Please visit the webpage of the 2010 Winterschool

U.S.-Canada Winter School on Biomolecular SolidState NMR

Stowe, Vermont, January 20-25, 2008

Organized by Robert Tycko (NIH) and Robert G. Griffin (MIT)


This Winter School was designed to be a pedagogical meeting aimed at students and postdoctorals in the field of biomolecular solid state NMR, as well as more senior scientists who are interested in entering this field. The primary goals of the school are
  • to foster the scientific development of the next generation of biomolecular solid state NMR spectroscopists
  • to introduce biomolecular solid state NMR methods to senior scientists who are currently working in related fields
  • to encourage the sharing of information and the development of collaborative relationships among biomolecular solid state NMR groups, and consequently 
  • to accelerate progress in the field. 


  • the fundamental conceptual basis for modern techniques in biomolecular solid state NMR
  • practical aspects of solid state NMR hardware and the implementation of solid state NMR techniques
  • data analysis and numerical simulation methods
  • methods for the preparation of isotopically labeled peptides and proteins for solid state NMR.



Program and handouts

The final PROGRAM is available in PDF format. Further information (including lecture notes, problem sets and solutions) are available on-line on the following page.


The Winter School was held at the "Inn at the Mountain" in Stowe, Vermont, beginning the evening of January 20 and ending at noon on January 25.  Lectures, demonstrations, and problem-solving sessions were held in the mornings, late afternoons, and evenings, with time for recreation (e.g., downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.) in the early afternoon. See notes below.

Inn at the Mountain


ALPINE SKI RENTALS For those of you interested in renting downhill skies and boots there is a special package available to conference participants available from Pinnacle Ski and Sports, 3391 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT.  The Toll House Lift that connects to the other lifts on Mt Mansfield and Spruce Peak is ~100 meters from the door of the Inn and Conference Center.

NORDIC SKIING and SNOWSHOEING  Stowe has four beautiful, interconnected cross country ski/snowshoe networks (Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Mountain, Top Notch and Edson Hill) and the Stowe Mountain area is about 300 meters from the Inn.  XC-skies/snowshoes can be rented there and trail passes are also available.  Additional information is available at here.

Stowe mountain view Skiing


The Winter School acknowledges the generous financial support of the following organizations:

Varian Inc. Bruker

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