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Ampere Prize for Young Investigators

The Ampere Prize for Young Investigators for early-career independent researchers.


Euromar 2021
Prof. Dr. Antoine Loquet
The prize was given in recognition of his achievements in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance study of protein assemblies.


Euromar 2020
Prof. Dr. Thomas Theis
The prize was given in recognition of his achievements in hyperpolarization and long-lived states.


Euromar 2018
Prof. Dr. Katja Petzold
The prize was given in recognition of her achievements in using solution-state NMR for the study the molecular mechanism of RNA function.


Euromar 2016
Prof. Dr. Enrica Bordignon
The prize was given in recognition of her achievements using spin-label EPR for the characterization of large protein.

Raymond Andrew Prize

The Raymond Andrew Prize is awarded to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance.


Euromar 2021
Dr. Reid Alderson
Protein folding investigated by NMR spectroscopy.
Written under the supervision of Prof. Benesch and Prof. Baldwin, Oxford University, England and Prof. Bax, NIH, USA.


Euromar 2020
Dr. Christian Bengs
Non-Equilibrium Nuclear Spin States.
Written under the supervision of Prof. Malcolm H. Levitt at the University of Southampton, England.


Euromar 2019
Dr. Thach V. Can
New Methods for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Insulating Solids: The Overhauser Effect and Time Domain Techniques.
Written under the supervision of Prof. Robert G. Griffin at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.


Euromar 2018
Dr. Giuliana Fusco
Structural Properties of α-Synuclein in Functional and Pathological Contexts.
Written under the supervision of Prof. C.M. Dobson at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Euromar 2017
Dr. Andrin Doll
Frequency-Swept Microwave Pulses for Electron Spin Resonance.
Written in the group of Prof. Gunnar Jeschke at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Euromar 2016
Dr. Frédéric A. Perras
Structural Insights from the NMR Spectroscopy of Quadrupolar Nuclei: Exploiting Electric Field Gradient and Spin-Spin Coupling Tensors.
Written in the group of Prof. David Bryce at the University of Ottawa, Canada.


Euromar 2015
Dr. Jean-Philippe Demers
From Slow to Ultra-fast MAS: Structural Determination of Type-Three Secretion System Bacterial Needles and Inorganic Materials by Solid-State NMR.
Written at Georg-August University School of Science in Göttingen, Germany.


Euromar 2014
Dr. Oliver Duss
Assembly, 70 kDa solution structure and mechanism of action of the bacterial non-coding RNA RsmZ in complex with the global regulatory protein RsmE.
Written in the group of Prof. Frédéric Allain, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Euromar 2013
Dr. Michael C.D. Tayler
Theory and practice of singlet nuclear magnetic resonance.
Written in the group of Prof. Malcom Levitt, University of Southampton, England.


Euromar 2012
Dr. Galia T. Debelouchina
Amyloid Fibril Structure of Peptides and Proteins by Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy and Dynamic Nuclear Polarization.
Written in the group of Prof. Robert G. Griffin, MIT, USA.


Euromar 2011
Dr. Mark Hunter
Measurement and Simulation of the Nonlocal Dispersion Tensor in Porous Media.
Written in the group of Prof. Paul Callaghan, MacDiarmid Institute, USA.


Euromar 2010
Dr. Benjamin Wylie
Solid-State Magic Angle Spinning NMR Methods for Tensor Measurements and Protein Structure Refinement Using Chemical Shift Tensors.
Written in the group of Prof. Chad M. Rienstra, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.


Euromar 2009
Dr. Nils Lakomek
New Methods in NMR Spectroscopy for the Study of Protein Dynamics.
Written in the group of Prof. Christian Griesinger, Max Planck Institute, Germany.


Euromar 2008
Dr. Boaz Shapira
Ultrafast two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy: development of a new tool for structural and dynamic analysis in the chemical and life science.
Written in the group of Prof. Lucio Frydman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.


Euromar 2007
Dr. Christian Degen
Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy: NMR Spectroscopy on the Micro- and Nanoscale.
Written in the group of Prof. Beat Meier, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Euromar 2006
Dr. Carlos Mattea
Molecular dynamics in porous media studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Techniques.
Written in the group of Prof. Rainer Kimmich, University of Ulm, Germany.


Euromar 2005
Dr. Christian Beat Hilty
NMR Studies of the Membrane Protein OmpXin DHPC micelles.
Written in the group of Prof. Kurt Wüthrich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Euromar 2004
Dr. Fabien Ferrage
Proton Spectroscopy in Heteronuclear NMR of Biomolecules. Single-Transition Cross Polarization and Heteronuclear Stimulated Echoes.
Written in the group of Prof. Geoffrey Bodenhausen, EPFL, Switzerland.


Euromar 2003
Dr. Elena Vinogradov
Protons in Solid State MAS NMR Spectroscopy.
Written in the group of Prof. Shimon Vega, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.


Euromar 2002
Dr. Song-I Han
Correlation of Position and Motion by NMR: Pipe Flow, Falling Drop and Salt Water Ice.
Written in the group of Prof. Bernhard Blümich, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Ampere Awards & Funding

The Groupement AMPERE presents two awards to outstanding young scientists at the Euromar Conferences and provides competitive funding for AMPERE events.

Ampere Prize for Young Investigators

is awarded biannually. The prize is intended for an early-career independent researcher less than ten years after graduating with a PhD degree in recognition of his/her achievements in the field of Magnetic Resonance. Candidates are nominated by established group leaders. Nominations need to be received biannually by 15th February.

Raymond Andrew Prize

In memory of the pioneering work of Professor Dr. Raymond Andrew the Groupement Ampere awards the Raymond Andrew Prize annually to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance.
Eligible for the Raymond Andrew Prize in the upcoming year are candidates who completed their dissertation in the current year. Nominations from the respective doctoral supervisors need to be received by 15th February of the upcoming year.

They should include:
- Nomination letter
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications and presentations at conferences
- PhD thesis in PDF

The thesis needs to be written in English and has to be submitted to: awards@ampere-society.org The prize committee will reconsider excellent contributions for two years in a row.

Funding of AMPERE Events

The Prize Committee also accepts proposals for competitive funding. Events are typically organized by the subdivisions of the AMPERE society but can also be singular Colloquia on current topics in magnetic resonance such as a Colloque AMPERE in former times. A limited amount of funding is assigned annually by the AMPERE Bureau. The organizer of an AMPERE event submits a proposal to the Prize Committee who decides about the amount to be granted taking the following into account:
- the scientific quality of the proposal
- the proposed purpose of the use of funds. A strong educational component is encouraged
- the size of the event
- the track record of support by the AMPERE Society
- the measures to provide gender balance.

A proposal needs to be submitted at least 3 months prior to the event and no later than by March 1st each year. The proposal is limited to 2 pages in length and needs to contain information about:
- the event to be supported (name, location, number of participants expected)
- the amount of subsidy requested
- how the money is to be spent
- how the gender balance will be promoted.

A short report for the AMPERE bulletin is requested from supported events.

Nominations and proposals should be sent to: awards@ampere-society.org