Welcome Letter- in full
Welcome to ICMRBS 2018 in Dublin

On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join in the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, ICMRBS, 2018 on 19-24 August at the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Ireland has been known as the land of Saints and Scholars. The capital city of Dublin lies at the mouth of the river Liffey embracing the Irish Sea. There is evidence of a community living in Dublin since fifth century. It is a city rich in historical and cultural attractions including the unique Book of Kells, the famous Guinness brewery, the neighbouring hills of Tara and the monastic village of Glendalough.

ICMRBS is a well-established biennial NMR conference that has grown substantially since the initial meeting dating back to 1964. It has been well attended by Nobel Laureates, world-class scientists, leading scientific investigators, decision makers, world-renowned commercial partners, publishers and leading companies in the area of nuclear magnetic resonance research and its applications. In addition to covering novel developments in the use of magnetic resonance in biological systems, the ICMRBS meeting is considered one of the major conferences in the rapidly growing field of macromolecular structure characterisation by various magnetic resonance techniques. This conference includes sessions on solution-state NMR, solid-state NMR, EPR, MR imaging, Metabolomics and all other related areas.

The conference will take place at University College Dublin (UCD) one of the largest academic institutions in Ireland. UCD is located approximately 4 km south of Dublin city centre on green leafy grounds. The scientific sessions will take place in the O’Reilly Hall, and in the neighbouring O’Brien science centre both of which is surround a beautiful lake. University College Dublin has state-of-the-art on-site accommodation and multi-purpose restaurants and cafes which will cater for conference delegates.

The ICMRBS 2018 will start on 19th August with plenary and prize giving lectures and a welcome reception. In addition to plenary speaker presentations, there will be three parallel sessions and poster presentations for each day covering every aspects of magnetic resonance on biological systems. The conference banquet will take place on 23rd August and the excursions are planned throughout the week for sampling the history and culture of Dublin and its surroundings towns.

The international advisory committee, the scientific program committee and the local organising committee hope to make the ICMRBS 2018 conference an exciting and memorable scientific event. You will also have the opportunity to visit a hospitable and attractive city with many cultural attractions. We look forward to meeting you in Dublin in August 2018.

2018 ICMRBS Organising Committee
Chandralal Hewage, University College Dublin (Chairman)