May 2019
2019 ANZMAG awards

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG) is now accepting applications for the 2019 ANZMAG medal and the 2019 Sir Paul Callaghan Medal (for Young Investigators).

Closing date: 5 pm, Friday July 19, 2019.

The ANZMAG Medal recognises outstanding contributions to magnetic resonance. It is open to all Society members that meet the eligibility criteria. While research contributions are of primary importance, other contributions, including to magnetic resonance teaching or service to the discipline will also be considered. The research or other contribution should have been made principally in Australia or New Zealand. There is no age limit on applicants for this award.

The Sir Paul Callaghan Medal recognises outstanding achievements in magnetic resonance research by younger members of the Society. It is available to Society members who have been awarded a PhD no more than 15 years prior to the closing date for nominations in each round, except in the case of significant interruptions to their research career. Awardees will be presented with a medal and a cheque for $750 at the 12th ANZMAG conference to be held from November 25–28, 2019 at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Western Australia ( and they will present a medal lecture at that conference.

Medal winners will be chosen by an Awards Committee that consists of six ANZMAG directors, recent ex-directors, or former ANMZAG medal awardees.

Details of the application procedure and a copy of this announcement are attached as a pdf. A list of previous winners can be seen at

Please contact the ANZMAG Secretary, A/Prof. Oliver Jones (, if you require further information.

12th November 2018
ANZMAG 2019 dates announced

The dates for ANZMAG 2019 Conference in Bunker Bay, Western Australia have been announced. The 12th ANZMAG Meeting will be held from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th of November 2019, hosted in the southwest region of Western Australia.

This is the first time for Western Australia to host the conference and we are delighted to welcome you to the beautiful Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, located near the top of Cape Naturaliste in Geographe Bay, a three hour drive from Perth airport, and close to the renowned Margaret River wine region.

For more information please head to the ANZMAG 2019 website

12th April 2018
Save the Date - ANZMAG 2019

ANZMAG 2019 will be in WA in December 2019 - save a spot in your diary!

7th November 2014
Oliver Jones MetabolomicsMetabolomics and Systems Biology in Human Health and Medicine

A new book edited by Oliver Jones of RMIT has recently been published by CABI.

Check out a link to the book here:

NMR features highly throughout the book. You can get 20% off the price of 'Metabolomics and Systems Biology in Human Health and Medicine' at the link above with the code CCMSB20 until the end of 2014.

July 2014
Ad Bax lecture: Residual dipolar couplings

Ad Bax gave an introduction into the theory and application of residual dipolar couplings (RDC) at the APNMR conference in October 2013. His lectures were recorded and edited, and are now publicly available on YouTube at the links below but here is on to check out right now.

A big thank you to sponsors and volunteers, who spent many hours of their non-existent spare time to get this together: ANZMAG for sponsoring and organising the venue; Mehdi Mobli and Ann Kwan who did all of the very time-consuming video editing; and Ad Bax, of course, who did a really great job!

Like James Keeler's lectures, this material is intended to serve the international NMR community as well as ANZMAG.

Advances in Biological Solid-State NMRAdvances in Biological Solid-State NMR: Proteins and Membrane-Active Peptides

A new book has recently been published by RSC  Books which was edited by F. Separovic and A. Naito.
The book synopsis, titled "Advances in Biological Solid-State NMR: Proteins and Membrane-Active Peptides" can be viewed at the following link:

Clikc this link to see the table of contents and abstracts for each chapter:!divbookcontent

27th March 2013

David_CraikANZMAG medallist, David Craik, elected to the Australian Academy of Science

Professor David James Craik FAA of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland has been elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

Craik has made important discoveries in structural biology, particularly in the structural elucidation of peptide toxin. He discovered the cyclotide family of circular knotted proteins. Congratulations David on behalf of all members of the Australian & New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance.

10th November 2012

New ISMAR Fellow

Frances Separovic, current Chair of ANZMAG, has been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR). Congratulations! Frances is one of few Antipodeans who are Fellows of ISMAR (Peter Wright and Paul Callaghan being the others) and is also one of only a handful of female Fellows. See


5th November 2012

ARC LIEF grants awarded to members of ANZMAG

Members of ANZMAG continue to maintain and expand the national NMR capability. A consortium at ANU (CIA Gottfried Otting) won $840k towards a new 700 MHz NMR for molecular analysis, while $1.235 M was awarded to the South Australian consortium (CIA John Carver) to significantly expand capability in Adelaide. We also congratulate the Griffith/QUT consortium (CIA Jenny Wilson) on their LIEF success with $310k towards equipment for glycomics, metabolomics and soft materials research.

On the EPR front there were also three successful LIEF grants, with a USyd/UNSW/MacQU team being awarded $860k for EPR; a UQ/ UniMelb team with $710k and The University of Newcastle ($180k) being successful

Congratulations to Prof Frances Separovic, current Chair of ANZMAG, who has been elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of her work  ‘Using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to advance understanding of how peptides get into membranes, with applications for antibiotics and Alzheimer’s disease”.  The Society is proud to add another of its members to the ranks of the AAS, whose Fellows are scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to science at the international level.

Read the AAS media release



Three new ARC LIEF grants awarded to members of ANZMAG.

A consortium from The University of Melbourne, Monash and WEHI, led by Assoc Prof Paul Gooley obtained $480k towards a 700 MHz high throughput machine.

A consortium from James Cook University and The University of Queensland lead by Dr Norelle Daly obtained $600k towards a high resolution NMR spectrometer with cryoprobe.

A consortium from UNSW, CSIRO and The University of Wollongong lead by Prof Caroline Rae obtained $320k towards a 600 MHz spectrometer with cryoprobe and refrigerated sample changer.

These machines will add to the capacity of the National NMR network and will provide urgently needed resources for metabolomic, protein and drug screening research.

Congratulations to Professor Les Field, Foundation Chair of ANZMAG, on the award in the Queen's birthday Honours list 2011 of Member in the general division of the Order of Australia (AM) for "service to the administration of higher education, and to the discipline of chemistry as an academic and researcher".


ANZMAG extends its congratulations to Sir Paul on the award, which recognises his contributions to New Zealand science as well his efforts in supporting young scientists.

DAVID CRAIK from UQ Honoured by ACS Award


“Professor Craik has made out- standing contributions to our understanding of the structure-function relationships of peptide toxins and circular peptides and proteins,” notes Paul F. Alewood, Craik’s colleague at the University of Queensland. “His multidisciplinary approach not only requires great intellect and drive but cour- age to learn new disciplines and employ them in smart ways.”

"It was during a sabbatical at England’s Oxford University, in 1991, that Craik discovered the first cyclotide—a cyclic peptide with six cysteine residues in a knotted arrangement."

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