Date and Time:
 November 2nd, 4 pm to November 3rd, 3 pm.

Location: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 6014

Description: The Gateway NMR Conference brings together NMR practitioners to share their exciting research, get to know each other, share new and know-how, and initiate potential collaborations.  NMR Researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry are encouraged to attend.

Special features of this year

1) We will select 3 or 4 talks from poster/oral presentation applications.
2) We will have a reception on Nov 2 for all attendees.
3) We will have two poster awards for students/postdocs.





Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Tycko (NIH)

Invited Speakers

Dr. David D. Boehr (Penn State University)

Dr. Matthias Buck (Case Western Reserve University)

Dr. Terry Gullion (West Virginia University)

Dr. Sarah Keane (University of Michigan)

Dr. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy (University of Michigan)

Dr. Gary Lorigan (Miami University)

Dr. Pei Tang (University of Pittsburgh)


Tentative program.

November 2 (Friday)

4:00 pm Opening remark

4:15 pm Session I.

6:00 pm Poster session and Reception


November 3 (Saturday)

8:30 am Session II.

10:30 am Session III.

12:10 pm Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 pm Session IV.
3:00 pm Poster award presentation and closing remark.  


Registration (Deadline, October 1, 2018) 


Registration Coming Soon!


Please note that since the conference registration information is passed to our security, you cannot give your conference registration someone else. Similarly, in case of cancellation, please let us know as soon as possible.


This year, we will select several short-talks from abstract submissions. If you desire poster presentation or short talk, please indicate what you would prefer.


We will have two poster awards for students/postdocs. This will be judged based on the poster abstract, poster design, and scientific accomplishment.    



Abstract Submission (Deadline, October 1.)


As well as the registration, abstract submission is required for either poster presentation, oral presentatiom, or both. Please send a MS word file that contains the abstract (less than 300 words), title of the poster/talk, author names and affiliation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the entry.


Abstracts will be reviewed, and submitters will be notified of acceptance. 


Poster size: Please note that we currently plan to place two posters in one wide poster board. Individual poster size should be less than 80 cm (2.6 feet) width. We will update with more detailed instructions later.  





Meeting Location. Biomedical Science Tower 3. 3501 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA15213

There is a security gate to enter the building. Please bring your photo ID with you.


Hotels in walking distance from Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3).

- Hilton Garden University Place (3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)‎

- Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place (3341 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213)

- Quality Inn University Center (3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

- Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Med Center (3315 Hamlet St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

- Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)





University parking. 

Soldiers and Sailors (distance 0.3 mile)

Allequippa Street Lot is one of the largest lot. (distance 0.6 mile)


Public parking

Forbes Semple Garage (210 Meyran Ave, Pittsburgh) (distance 0.2 mile)




Organizers / Contact


If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Organizing committee members 

Rieko Ishima (Chair); Rafael Brüschweiler; Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy; David Weliky 


Local Scientific committee members

Rieko Ishima; Andrew P. Hinck; Damodaran Krishnan Achary 


Acknowledgements. We would like to thank Doug Bevan, Mike Delk, Dean Duncan, Janet Zambotti in the Department of Structural Biology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for administrative support of the symposium. 



Financial Support



FEBS Journal




Spectroscopy Society in Pittsburgh 

University of Pittsburgh