Call for Nominations for ICMRBS Founders' Medal


The International Conference of Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS) was co-founded by Oleg Jardetzky, Mildred Cohn, and Robert Schulman in 1964. The conference has been organized biannually over the past half century, and currently attracts between 800 and 1,000 scientists to a six-day scientific forum held at different locations across the world.

In 2002, the ICMRBS Council established the Founders' Medal to recognize exceptional contributions by young scientists to the development and/or progress of the field of magnetic resonance in biological systems.

Nominations are invited for this prestigious medal to be presented at the forthcoming XXVIIIth ICMRBS meeting, which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, August 18-24, 2018. The award winner will receive the Founders' Medal and $3,000 USD, and she/he will be invited to present a lecture at the above mentioned conference.

Previous Recipients


Nomination Procedure


The candidate must be less than 12 years post-Ph.D. (plus 1 year for each child) at the time of the meeting at which the medal is conferred. Nominations must be submitted by email to the Chair of the Search Committee (2018). The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 15, 2018. The nomination should include:

  • A signed cover letter (self-nominations are not allowed)
  • Outline of the nominee's "exceptional contributions"
  • The nominee's CV and publication list
  • Founders' Medal Committee Members


    2018 Founders Medal selection committee
    Mei Hong (MIT, USA), Chair
    Daniella Goldfarb (Weizmann, Israel)
    Stephan Grzesiek (Basel, Switzerland)
    Gottfried Otting (Canberra, Australia)
    Tochimichi Fujiwara (Osaka, Japan)