8th Gateway NMR Conference 2023

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Join us on a beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, for the 8th Gateway NMR Conference in October of 2023! 
Present your NMR work! Meet colleagues from the region! Start new collaborations! 
All NMR topics are welcome and registration for the conference is free thanks to our wonderful sponsors. 


October 20th-21st, 2023

The conference is held in-person.

Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee

Gateway NMR Conference Secretary


Conference Schedule

Oct 20th, 2023

By 5 pm - Arrive to South Bend and check into a hotel

5:00pm - Registration and poster setup

5:00 - 8:00pm - Social mixer (refreshments served)

Oct 21st, 2023

7:30am - 8:30am - Continental Breakfast 

8:30am - 8:40pm -Welcome address

8:40 AM to 9:10 AM Keynote lecture:  
"Efficiently Driving Protein-based NMR for Generating Drug Leads", Andrew Namanja, Abbvie, Inc.

9:10 AM to 9:20 AM Q&A

9:20 AM to 9:40 AM 
"Solid-state NMR analysis of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm matrix", Courtney Reichhardt, Washington Univ in St. Louis

9:40 AM to 9:50 AM Q&A

9:50 AM to 10:10 AM
"Automated NMR Spectral Processing by Deep Neural Networks", Dawei Li, Ohio State Univ

10:10 AM to 10:20 AM Q&A

10:20 AM to 10:30 AM Coffee break

10:30 AM to 10:50 AM
"MA'AT Analysis: Conformational Equilibria and Dynamics of Saccharides in Solution", Anthony Serianni, Univ of Notre Dame 

10:50 AM to 11:00 AM Q&A

11:00 AM to 11:10 AM Promoted Poster Talk
"Solid-State NMR 13C Sensitivity at High Magnetic Field", Ruixian Han, Univ of Wisconsin - Madison

11:10 AM to 11:15 AM Short Q&A

11:15 AM to 11:25 AM Promoted Poster Talk
"Characterization of the Biophysical Properties of a COG0523 Metallochaperone and a Mur Ligase from Acinetobacter baumannii", Emma McRae, Indiana Univ - Bloomington

11:25 AM to 11:30 AM Short Q&A

11:30 AM to 11:50 AM 
"Selective Small Molecule Targeting of Conformational Protein Dynamics", Brittany Morgan, Univ of Notre Dame

11:50 AM to 12:00 PM Q&A

12:00 PM to 12:40 PM Lunch
12:40 PM to 1:45 PM Poster session

 1:45 PM to 2:05 PM
"NMR and MD characterization of membrane association and backbone dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins", Huan-Xiang Zhou, University of Illinois Chicago

2:05 PM to 2:15 PM Q&A

2:15 PM to 2:25 PM Promoted Poster Talk
"Structural and Functional Studies of EPHA2 Using Solution NMR", Pravesh Shrestha, Case Western Reserve University

2:25 PM to 2:30 PM Short Q&A

2:30 PM to 2:50 PM
"H3 tail dynamics in the histone language", Emma A. Morrison, Medical College of Wisconsin 

2:50 PM to 3:00 PM Q&A

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM Coffee break

3:15 PM to 3:25 PM Promoted Poster Talk
"Role of the hairpin in HIV fusion through membrane position of the soluble ectodomain (SE) of HIV gp41", Md. Rokonujjaman, Michigan State Univ

3:25 PM to 3:30 PM Short Q&A

3:30 PM to 3:50 PM
"Applications of sPRE to study electrostatics and very weak cosolute-protein interactions", Yusuke Okuno, Washington Univ in St. Louis

3:50 PM to 4:00 PM Q&A

4:00 PM to 4:20 PM
"DNP Magic: Transforming Weak Signals into Powerful Insights", Bernie O’Hare, Bruker Biospin 

4:20 PM to 4:30 PM Q&A

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM  - Round-table discussion "Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in NMR"

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM 
"Update on Gateway 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer and next conference announcement",
Rafael Bruschweiler, Ohio State Univ

5:15 PM -  Farewell Address and Departure




Final registration deadline: CLOSED

Poster Submission

Poster abstract deadline: CLOSED



University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana



Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame


Fairfield Inn & Suites offers a discounted rate for Gateway participants staying for Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st.

The last day to book with the conference discount: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Google map  -  This hotel is within a walking distance from Jordan Hall of Science (17 min walk)

Click here to book your room for the Gateway NMR meeting with a discounted rate


Other alternative hotels that are generally reasonable and not far from campus


IMPORTANT: These hotels are not within a walking distance - will require driving to campus and parking in visitor lots. 



Please email Dr. Jeffrey Peng or Dr. Evgenii Kovrigin


The 8th Gateway NMR Conference was made possible with a generous support from

  • College of Science, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame Research
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
  • Bruker Biospin

We are looking forward to seeing you at Notre Dame in October of 2023!