WVU hosts international Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy conference in July

West Virginia University is hosting the international conference on Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of Biological Systems (EPR-2017) July 16-22, 2017, at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center, Morgantown, W.Va.

The conference has significant representation, on the national and international level, with 120 participants from 22 states and 12 countries, including leading scientists in the field. The program will include traditional plenary lectures, invited speakers, selected oral presentations, and poster sessions. Additionally, this year’s conference will feature a variety of educational workshops led by the Mountaineer EPR School, plus a Young Scientist Award ceremony.

“Having this conference in Morgantown strengthens the recognition of scientific effort of West Virginia scientists at WVU and NIOSH, in the field of functional magnetic resonance imaging, as well as builds collaborative research efforts,” said Valery Khramtsov, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry. “The EPR 2017 conference also contributes to the advancement of biomedical research, facilitates development of numerous collaborations, and helps spread our vision and direction of innovative, patient-directed, high-level research at WVU, both nationally and internationally.”

The EPR 2017 Conference focuses on innovation, developments and applications of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance-related technologies to study the biological processes related to human health. These include instrumentation, imaging and co-imaging techniques, spin trapping and spin labeling, and in vivo applications in the preclinical and clinical settings.

EPR is a method which detects free radicals that are harmful for human health being involved in multiple pathologies. EPR in combination with special molecules, termed spin traps, is the gold standard for free radical detection. EPR in combination with special molecules, termed spin labels, is a widely used approach to decipher macromolecular structure.

The conference is a combined meeting of the "16th In Vivo EPR Spectroscopy and Imaging" and the "13th Spin Trapping/Spin Labeling" conferences organized with the support of the In vivo Multifunctional Magnetic Resonance center, WVU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry. Meeting discussions will maximize a cross-fertilization of ideas allowing experts in each area to exchange information, catalyze rapid advances, and disseminate these concepts to current and potential EPR users and young investigators.

For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/epr2017/.

des: 07/17/2017

Oxana Tseytlin
1 Medical Center Drive
IMMR Center, Department of Biochemistry,
Morgantown, WV 26506