The NSF-sponsored Research Coordination Network titled “Supporting, Highlighting and Advancing Recent Developments in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance” (SharedEPR) announces a special joint meeting with the German DFG supported network SPP1601. The meeting titled “EPR Present and Future: Joint SPP1601/SharedEPR Conference” will take place from Monday October 9 to Thursday Oct 12 at the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House ( in New Paltz, NY.

A primary goal of the SharedEPR network is to facilitate international cooperation and collaboration within the EPR community ( The SPP 1601 research network is a DFG funded priority program comprising approximately 30 of the top EPR research labs in Germany ( The network holds an annual meeting to review progress and present results of their research towards the goal of improving the sensitivity of EPR through advances in instrumentation, sample preparation, pulse sequences, etc. In order to facilitate the international interaction, the SPP 1601 network has agreed to hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the SharedEPR network’s Grand Challenge Workshop here in the United States. Approximately 30 German PI’s and 30 U.S. PI’s as well as 2 U.S. graduate students and 2 U.S. postdocs will meet jointly at the Mohonk Mountain House in an intimate, “Gordon Conference” style setting to encourage a distraction-free, robust and comprehensive exchange of ideas.

The NSF has provided funding through the SharedEPR Network grant to cover attendees’ costs for the hotel and meals as well as $500 to offset the cost of your travel to and from the meeting.

The scientific program will extend from Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening, with departure on Thursday after breakfast, and will consist of brief talks given by selected meeting participants followed by extensive discussion. Poster sessions will also be scheduled. Further details regarding specific sessions and topics will be forthcoming.

This will be a unique opportunity to interact with a broad cross section of the international EPR community in a lovely setting. If you are interested in attending the Conference, please submit a brief abstract (single page pdf) to the SharedEPR website ( Because the number of available positions will be limited to approximately 25 PIs, 2 graduate students and 2 postdocs, final selection of attendees will be made by the Executive Committee of the SharedEPR network. Please have abstracts submitted by May 31, 2017. Questions regarding this announcement can be directed to Gary Gerfen at