The two events of the present application will be the IX and X edition of the series of Chianti Workshops, jointly organized by the three Tuscanian Universities (Florence, Pisa, and Siena). Chianti Workshops are a world-wide reknown series of meeting attracting all the people working in the field of nuclear and electron relaxation. They are well established as a biannual appointment to make the state of the art in the field and to discuss future perspectives and possible developments. The study magnetic relaxation has increased dramatically with the improvement of technology and methodologies and are largely applied in biology, medicine, agriculture and material sciences. The study of relaxation phenomena is of basic importance for understanding the dynamics on one side and function on the other of proteins and biomolecules in general. Relaxation investigations are fundamental for the medical and pharmaceutical research. Indeed, relaxation is used in medical diagnosis and for the development of contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. One of the peculiar feature of these Workshop is that of bringing together scientists working in EPR and NMR. The properties of spins are common to both communities. This with the purpose of highlighting common strategies in the two approaches both from the experimental and theoretical points of view. The field of NMR of paramagnetic molecules will be largely represented as it is central to the meeting and of interest to both EPR and NMR.
The main topics of these Workshops will deal with: biomolecules and water-biomolecules interactions; motion in membranes, spatial labelling and spatial resolution in magnetic resonance, molecular dynamics and relaxation, solid state NMR and spin diffusion, ENDOR of spin-labeled molecules, partially oriented systems, magnetic phenomena occurring at extremely high field.