A European Magnetic Resonance Meeting

About Euromar

Euromar is a subdivision of Groupement Ampere, that organizes annual meetings on the subject of Magnetic Resonance, usually in the first week of July. The meetings are held in different locations within Europe, and cover all aspects of Magnetic Resonance, including NMR, ESR and MRI. This page introduces Euromar, with links to more detailed information.

Prior to 2005, there had been three large European magnetic resonance meetings:
The European Experimental NMR Conference (EENC), a body loosely inspired by the very successful ENC held annually in the USA, which met every 2 years; the Ampere Congress, which held meetings every two years and focused more on physics oriented aspects of magnetic resonance; and the international meeting organized by the British NMR Discussion Group in alternation with EENC, which focused more on chemical aspects. It was agreed to merge the three meetings together and hold a major single annual congresses covering all aspects of magnetic resonance. This unified conferences were to be called Euromar, standing for EUROpean MAgnetic Resonance. Euromar is a subdivision of Groupement Ampere, which means that its finances are held in an Ampere account, and Euromar reports to Ampere. Each EUROMAR conference participant becomes a member of the Ampère society, with the Ampère membership fee included in the conference registration. Euromar has a formal set of Statutes, listed here.

The first joint meeting of the three bodies described above that was held under the name Euromar took place in

2005 Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Subsequent meetings have been:

2nd 2006 York, UK
3rd 2007 Tarragona, Spain
4th 2008 St Petersburg, Russia
5th 2009 Göteborg, Sweden
6th 2010 Florence, Italy
7th 2011 Frankfurt, Germany
8th 2012 Dublin, Ireland
9th 2013 Hersonissos, Greece
10th 2014 Zürich, Switzerland
11th 2015 Prague, Czech Republic
12th 2016 Aarhus, Denmark
13th 2017 Warsaw, Poland
14th 2018 Nantes, France [Overview] [Program] [Abstract Book]
15th 2019 Berlin, Germany [Overview] [Abstract Book] [Website]
16th 2020 Bilbao, Spain (on-line) [Overview] [On-line Program] [Abstract Book]
17th 2021 Portoroz, Slovenia (on-line)
18th 2022 Utrecht, The Netherlands
19th 2023 Glasgow, Scotland, UK

With the next meetings planned for:

20th 2024 (30 June-4 July July) Bilbao, Spain
21th 2025 Oulu, Finland
22th 2026 Rehovot, Israel

See links above for details of these meetings. Some earlier meetings are listed below.

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EENC Congress Ampere UK NMRDG
17th EENC 2004 Lille
(EENC + Ampere)
32nd Congress AMPERE, 2004, Lille
(EENC + Ampere)
XVI International Meeting
2003 Cambridge
16th EENC 2002 Prague
15th EENC 2000 Leipzig 
14th EENC 1998 Bled
13th EENC 1996 Paris
12th EENC 1994 Oulu
11th EENC 1992 Lisbon
10th EENC 1990 Veldhoven
9th EENC 1988 Bad Aussee
8th EENC 1986 Spa
7th EENC 1984 Altavilla Milicia
6th EENC 1982 Super Nendaz
5th EENC 1980 Konigstein
4th EENC 1979 Grenoble
3rd EENC 1977 Elsinore
2nd EENC Enschede
1st EENC 1974 Canterbury

31st Congress AMPERE, 2002, Poznan
30th Congress AMPERE, 2000, Lisbon
29th AMPERE-13th ISMAR, 1998, Berlin
XV International Meeting
2001 Durham
XIV International Meeting
1999 Edinburgh
XIII International Meeting
1997 Exeter
XII International Meeting
1995 Manchester
XI International Meeting
1993 Swansea
X International Meeting
1991 St Andrews
IX International Meeting
1989 Warwick
VIII International Meeting
1987 Canterbury
VII International Meeting
1985 Cambridge
VI International Meeting
1983 Edinburgh
V International Meeting
1981 Exeter
IV International Meeting
1978 York
III International Meeting
1975 St Andrews
II International Meeting
1972 Guildford
I International Meeting
1969 Birmingham
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Euromar Committees

Euromar is run by a Board of Trustees. Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-elected once, giving a maximum six years membership. The Board agrees on a location for the forthcoming conference and appoints a Program Committee, consisting of some local members and some members of the Board. This body is responsible for organizing the scientific program. In addition there is a Local Organizing Committee, which deals with local organizational issues. Euromar has no subscription or annual membership fee, but has a small fund to support the annual meetings. The current BOT members, as of September 2023, are the following:

Anne Lesage (Chairwoman)
Marc Baldus (Treasurer)
Sabine Hediger (Secretary)
Roberta Pierattelli - Daniel Topgaard - Melanie Britton - Luisa Ciobanu -
Rina Rosenzweig - Joanna Long - Igor Koptyug - John Parkinson -
Gunnar Jeschke - Patrick Giraudeau - Oscar Millet - Christian Bonhomme -
Marcel Utz - Anna Zawadzka-Kazimierczuk - Ville-Veikko Telkki - Chantal Tax

Program committee of EUROMAR 2024:

2024 (Bilbao): O. Millet (chair), J. Jiménez-Barbero, M. Pons, M. Tayler, J. Morton, M. Ernst, A. Lesage, J. Alonso, C.M. Thiele, A. Zawadzka-Kazimierczuk, M. Britton; J.R. Long, C. Bonhomme

Program committees of past EUROMAR meetings:

2006 (York): Geoffrey Bodenhausen, Kevin Brindle, Janez Dolinsek, Simon Duckett, Duncan Farrant, Daniella Goldfarb, Malcolm Levitt, Beat Meier, David Neuhaus, Jeremy Titman
2007 (Tarragona): Pablo Alonso, Geoffrey Bodenhausen, Marta Bruix, Claudio Dalvit, Lyndon Emsley, Lucio Frydman, Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, Miquel Pons, Thomas Prisner, Manuel Rico, Gerhard Wagner
2008 (St Petersburg): Hans Spiess, Olga Lapina, Michael Hunger, Igor Koptyug, Lyndon Emsley, Martin Billeter, Thomas Prisner, Malcolm Levitt, Beat Meier, Alexander Arseniev, Dominique Massiot, Geoffrey Bodenhausen, Alexandre Bonvin
2009 (Göteborg): Mikael Akke, Lucia Banci, Martin Billeter, Sabine van Doorslaer, Philip Grandinetti, Astrid Gräslund, Robert Griffin, Christian Griesinger, Torleif Härd, Göran Karlsson, Malcolm Levitt, Peter Stilbs
2010 (Florence): (joint meeting with ISMAR) Göran Karlsson, Christian Griesinger, Bernhard Blümich, Sabine van Doorslaer, Malcolm Levitt, Ad Bax, Lucio Frydman, Betty Gaffney, Philip Kuchel, Warren Warren
2011 (Frankfurt): Marc Baldus, Hans Spiess, Harald Schwalbe, Christina Thiele, Marina Bernati, Wolfgang Jahnke, Thomas Prisner, Lucia Banci, Muriel Delepierre, Sabine van Doorslaer, Gil Navon and Malcolm Levitt
2012 (Dublin): Lucio Frydman, Michael Williamson, Christian Griesinger, Clare Grey, Bernhard Blümich, Janez Dolinšek, Sabine Van Doorslaer, Malcolm Levitt, Anja Böckmann, PK Madhu, Alexej Jerschow, Walter Köckenberger, Ad Bax
2013 (Hersonissos): Claude Berthier, Ivano Bertini†, Bernhard Blümich, Muriel Delepierre, Janez Dolinsek, Sabine Van Doorslaer, Lucio Frydman, Ioannis Gerothanassis, Malcolm Levitt, Beat Meier, Gil Navon, Georgios Papavassiliou, Thomas Prisner
2014 (Zürich): Marina Bennati, Anja Böckmann, Lucio Frydman, Alexej Jerschow, Gunnar Jeschke, Malcolm Levitt, Thomas Meersmann, Beat H. Meier, Klaas Prüssmann, Roland Riek, Vladimír Sklenář, Christina Thiele
2015 (Prague): Lucia Banci, Lucio Frydman, Carlos Geraldes, Gunnar Jeschke, Wiktor Kozminski, Anne Lesage, Antonín Lyčka, P.K. Madhu, Georgios Papavassiliou, Christina Redfield, Vladimír Sklenář, Janez Stepišnik, Helena Štěpánková
2016 (Aarhus): S. Aime, J. H. Ardenkjær-Larsen, M. Bennati, M. Duer, I. Felli, L. Frydman, B. Kragelund, F. Mulder, N. C. Nielsen, T. Parella, J. Skibsted, T. Vosegaard, J. Wrachtrup
2017 (Warsaw): A. Böckmann, K. Brindle, S. van Doorslaer, M. Ernst, L. Frydman, I. Koptyug, K. Köver, W. Kozminski, D. Krug, M. Potrzebowski, C. Redfield, C. Thiele
2018 (Nantes): P. Giraudeaux, R. Bittl, B. Brutscher, S. Hediger, T. Carlomagno, L. Ciobanu, F. Ferrage, O. Lafon, T. Meersmann, T. Polenova, T. Prisner, H. Vezin
2019 (Berlin): J. Reimer, S. Ashbrook, H. Atreya, C. Boehme, K. Brindl, J. Du, M. Ernst, I. Felli, L. Kay, B. Luy, M. Neeman, H. Oschkinat, T. Polenova, T. Prisner, D. Sakellariou
2020 (Bilbao, on-line): O. Millet (chair), J. Jimenez-Barbero, M. Pons, T. Prisner, I. Garcia Rubio, A. Webb, A. Kentgens, A. Gil, A. Loquet, T. Vosegaard, C. Thiele, C. Redfield
2021 (Portoroz, on-line): J. Plavec (chair), J. Dolinsek, T. Prisner, W. Kozminski, M. Bennati, L. Trantirek, P. Giraudeau, G. Papavassiliou, L. Ciobanu, T. Apih, I. Felli, Y. Manassen, A. Lesage
2022 (Utrecht): M. Baldus (chair), S. Ashbrook, L. Castanar Acedo, A. Bonvin, J. van Duynhoven, H. de Groot, S. Jannin, T. Prisner, J. Prompers, A. Shchelokova, S. Takahashi, D. Topgaard, M. Ubbink
2023 (Glasgow): J. Parkinson (chair), F. Blanc, L. Castanar Acedo, M. Halse, S. Hediger, G. Jeschke, I. Kuprov, E. McInnes, R. Pierattelli, T. Prisner, C. Redfield, D. Sakellariou, A. Webb

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Euromar Prizes

Varian Young Investigator Award

The Varian Young Investigator Award is named after two pioneers of Magnetic Resonance. The prize is aimed to recognize a promising scientist within the first 12 years of her/his post-PhD career. The prize is awarded biennially at the opening session of the EUROMAR conference. The last prize has been awarded at EUROMAR 2022 in Utrecht. The next prize will be awarded at EUROMAR 2024 in Bilbao.

Last prize call can be found here

Richard R. Ernst Prize

The Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance is named after magnetic resonance pioneer and Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard R. Ernst, and is awarded to recognize ‘recent beneficial applications of Magnetic Resonance’. The Prize comes with a purse of 10,000 Euros; it is sponsored by the Bruker BioSpin Corporation, and is given annually at the EUROMAR conference prize session. The next prize will be awarded at EUROMAR 2024 in Bilbao.

Last prize call can be found here

Raymond Andrew Prize

Based on a generous donation, Groupement AMPERE has founded the Raymond Andrew Prize in memory of Professor Dr. Raymond Andrew and to honor his pioneering work in the field of magnetic resonance. The prize is annually awarded to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in Magnetic Resonance. The next prize will be awarded at EUROMAR 2024 in Bilbao.

Last prize call can be found here

Ampere Prize for Young Investigators

The AMPERE Prize for Young Investigators is awarded to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of magnetic resonance of a Young Principal Investigator at the beginning of her/his independent career (a “rising star”). The prize is given biennially, with the next one being awarded at EUROMAR 2025 in Oulu.

Last prize call can be found here

Shimon Vega Travel Award

The Shimon Vega Travel Award was established by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in memory of Prof. S. Vega, who for many decades was an active lecturer and participant at EUROMAR. The travel award consists of $1,000 and is given to a PhD student or postdoctoral fellow researching in the fields of solid-state NMR and/or DNP. The next prize will be awarded at EUROMAR 2024 in Bilbao.

Last prize call can be found here

JMR/JMRO Young Scientist Award

Elsevier sponsors four Journal of Magnetic Resonance Young Scientist Awards at the annual EUROMAR conference, consisting each of a check for US$ 500, a one year electronic subscription to the Journal of Magnetic Resonance, and a Certificate. The awards is given to graduate students or post-doctoral fellows, whose unsolicited submissions for an oral presentation have been selected based on excellence by the EUROMAR scientific program committee. Before their oral presentations, the awardees are announced as winners of the "Journal of Magnetic Resonance" by the session chair or an editor of JMR/JMRO.

MRC Wiley Prize

The Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Award for Young Scientists sponsored by John Wiley & Sons through its Journal "Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry" has been awarded from 2006 to 2016 to outstanding researchers under the age of 40 working with NMR spectroscopy in analytical chemistry within industry or academia in any part of the world.

For more information and a list of the prize winners click here

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