ANZMAG Conference, Dec. 2008
Joel, Ann, Robyn and Dave headed off to the Couran Cove resort on South Stradbroke Island (off the coast of Queensland just south of Brisbane) for the biennial conference of the Australian and NZ Society for Magnetic Resonance in the first week or so of December. First, several people from the lab attended a one-week workshop focusing on NMR theory, which was held at the University of Queensland and presented by a number of lecturers (including Art Palmer from Columbia and Steffen Glaser from Munich). Much knowledge passed hands and a good time was had by all (well, except for Socks and Roland on the free night off, but that is another story...).
The ANZMAG conference was very good - both Dave and Robyn gave it high praise. There were some very good talks, and as always it was great to catch up with members of the Aus/NZ NMR community. As a bonus, Joel managed to catch up with Art again for a run on the beach and in the bush each morning (Dave joined us too). Running with Art at NMR meetings is getting to be a habit...
Ann also won the ANZMAG Young Investigator's Medal - which was thoroughly deserved (although perhaps I am biased!). Congratulations Ann!
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