Bruker Prize and Lecture

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Since 1986, Bruker Biospin have sponsored an annual Lecture, with an accompanying prize, to be presented by a scientist who has made a major scientific contribution to the field of ESR spectroscopy.

The 2017 Bruker prize was awarded to Dr Peter Höfer at the 50th Annual International Meeting of the RSC ESR group, which took place in Oxford 2nd–6th April 2017.
The 33rd Bruker lecture will be given by Prof. Sabine van Doorslaer at the 51st Annual International Meeting of the RSC ESR group, taking place in London 8th–12th April 2018.

Bruker Prize 2017


Bruker Thesis Prize

Since 2015, Bruker Biospin have also sponsored an annual thesis prize, awarded to recognise outstanding work by PhD students in the field of ESR Spectroscopy. Please click here for details.


Past Bruker Lecturers

32nd: “Continuously striving for higher sensitivity and resolution in EPR”, Dr Peter Höfer, Bruker BioSpin GmbH.
31st: “Exploring Radical Based Catalysis in Enzymes”, Professor R David Britt, University of California, Davis, USA.
30th: “EPR on more than one unpaired electron: too many spins?”, Professor Robert Bittl, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
29th: “Shedding light on single spins”, Professor Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
28th: “Recent trends in organic high-spin/open-shell chemistry: electron spin technology”, Professor Takeji Takui, Osaka City University, Japan.
27th: “Pulsed EPR spectroscopy methodology”, Professor Kev M. Salikhov, Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute in Kazan, Tatarstan.
26th: “New developments in EPR and DNP and application to biomolecular research”, Professor Thomas Prisner, University of Frankfurt, Germany.
25th: “The Fidelity of Spin Trapping”, Professor Ronald P. Mason, NIH, USA.
24th: “Measuring the Nanoworld”, Professor Gunnar Jeschke, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
23rd: “Obscure Greek symbols in EPR and ENDOR”, Professor Edgar Groenen, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
22nd: “High-field ENDOR – opportunities and frustrations”, Professor Daniella Goldfarb, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
21st: “Pulsed Dipolar ESR Spectroscopy and its Applications”, Professor Yuri D. Tsvetkov, Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk, Russia.
20th: “EPR – an Exciting Topic?”, Professor Klaus-Peter Dinse, University of Darmstadt, Germany.
19th: “Watching Proteins Move with Site-Directed Spin Labeling”, Professor Wayne L. Hubbell, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
18th: “Signals from the reaction center. Applications of EPR in photosynthesis”, Professor Wolfgang Lubitz, Max-Planck-Institute, Mülheim, Germany.
17th: “Interacting electron spins”, Professors Sandra and Gareth Eaton, University of Denver, USA.
16th: “Free radicals and transition metal ions: local probes of structure and function in biological systems”, Professor Jürgen Hüttermann, Saarland University, Germany.
15th: “EPR of transition metal ions. A tale of symmetry and of symmetry breaking”, Professor Dante Gatteschi, University of Florence, Italy.
14th: “High frequency EPR studies of paramagnetic inorganic and bio-inorganic systems”, Professor Jan Schmit, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
13th: “ESR spectroscopy: past history, present status and future prospects”, Professor John R. Pilbrow, Monash University, Australia.
12th: “Physical chemistry through electron spin polarization”, Professor Keith A. McLauchlan, University of Oxford, UK.
11th: “ENDOR of metalloenzymes”, Professor Brian M. Hoffman, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA.
10th: “Discoveries with ESR”, Professor H. M. McConnell, Stanford University, California, USA.
9th: “Creation and detection of coherence and polarization in pulsed EPR”, Professor Arthur Schweiger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
8th: “The nuclear Zeeman interaction in electron resonance”, Professor Neil M. Atherton, University of Sheffield, Yorkshire.
7th: “EPR and ENDOR investigations of the primary reactions in bacterial photosynthesis”, Professor George Feher, University of California, San Diego, USA.
6th: “EPR, ENDOR and ESEEM on hexacyanoferrate in alkali halides”, Professor E. de Boer, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
5th: “Modern techniques in ESR”, Professor Jack H. Freed, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
4th: “Alternatives to field modulation in ESR spectroscopy”, Professor James S. Hyde, National Biomedical ESR Center, Wisconsin, USA.
3rd: “Electron spin resonance in the study of transient free radicals”, Professor Hans Fischer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
2nd: “Multiple resonances involving ESR, NMR, and optical transitions: more than just a game?”, Professor Klaus Möbius, Free University Berlin, Germany.
1st: “Application of Electron Spin Resonance spectroscopy to the study of the effects of ionising radiation on DNA and DNA complexes”, Professor Martyn C. R. Symons, Leicester University, UK.