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HMR lab

at the High Field NMR Center in Lyon


About HMR Lab

Our research interests are centered around the development of new hyperpolarization approaches for preparing nuclear spins in highly polarized ‘or aligned’ states, typically yielding > 10’000 fold sensitivity enhancements in magnetic resonance (both NMR and MRI).

To put it simple we magnetize molecules and materials to augment their sensitivity in magnetic resonance.

We are spanning across disciplines, from Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, to Medicine. We conceive new methods and instrumentation, and ultimately provide powerful tools to solve challenges at the forefront of molecular and chemical sciences today.


Meeting with the French President

November 2019

Back from a work meeting at the Elysee

with @EmmanuelMacron and @VidalFrederique on how to improve attractivity and performance of our French research system. Truly honored!

Job Offers

We are seeking for Master, PhD and Post Doc candidates


From Now

Master Internship Position 

Méthodes en RMN ‘hyperpolarisées’ et préparation d’agents de contraste IRM.

We are looking for candidates with background in Physics.

Starting date Jan-March 2020

PostDoc position

​We are looking for candidates with:

  • interest in NMR and DNP;

  • strong scientific background;

  • independent ideas and motivation, as well as strong communication and interaction skills

HYP20 becomes HYP21...


Sept 5 - 9 / 2021

We are glad to annonce that the HYP21 conference will be held in Lyon in 2021


Our Team


Quentin Reynard-Feytis

Master I Student

Chloé Gioiosa

Master I Student

Charlotte Bocquelet

Master I Student


Fanny Russel

Master II Student


Paul-Emmanuel Edeline

Master II Student

Quentin Chappuis

PhD Student

Morgan Ceillier

PhD Student

Théo El Daraï

PhD Student

Stuart Elliott

Post Doc

Samuel Cousin

Post Doc

Sylvie Guibert

Staff Scientist

Olivier Cala

Staff Scientist

Gilles Rautureau

Assistant Professor

Sami Jannin

Professor at the Lyon 1 University
Deputy Director of CRMN
Head of HMRLab

Selected Publications


Transporting hyperpolarization

January 1st, 2017

Nature Communications


October 14, 2014

Proceeding of the National Academy of Science of the USA


December 7, 2012

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Selected Posters


A. Ferrari

HYP20 Conference

..about a new generation of unstructured HYPSO materials yielding >95% proton polarization...

O. Cala

HYP20 Conference

...about a hyperpolarization ready chemical library for drug screening...

T. El. Darai

HYP20 Conference

...about how porous polarizing polymers can generate transportable hyperpolarization...

Main On-going Grants


Project on Hyperpolarization Transport

ERC Starting Grant - HP4all



Analytical Sciences Institute, 5 rue de la Doua, 69100 Villeurbanne, FRANCE