YCG committee nominations

Nominations are now open for selected positions on the committee for the Young Crystallographers Group. The YCG will be holding elections at their AGM on Monday 30th March at 17:45 at the University of York, the day before the BCA Spring Meeting. Nominations should be received prior to this AGM. The posts open for nomination are:YCGroup

  • Vice Chair
  • BSG Rep
  • Ordinary Member (up to 3 positions)

If you would like to nominate anybody for one of these posts then please contact the YCG Secretary Claire Hobday (c.hobday@ed.ac.uk) before the AGM. If you would like to find out what being on the committee is like and what responsibilities these committee positions have, please contact the YCG Chair (scott.mckellar@ed.ac.uk). Nominators should also check with the person up for nomination that they are willing to stand for election prior to the nomination.

Would You Publish This?

Young Crystallographers are encouraged to contribute to the discussion session “Would You Publish This?” at the upcoming BCA Spring Meeting in York. More details are given on the meeting website, but the aim of the session is to provide constructive and supportive discussion of problematic work rather than negative criticism, attempting to pick holes or other negative feedback.  The presentation will consist of just a couple of slides, followed by audience discussion on the problem presented and potential solutions.

A formal abstract is not required, but please contact the session organisers (bill.clegg@newcastle.ac.uk;  g.s.nichol@ed.ac.uk) in advance of the meeting (as soon as possible!) if you wish to contribute.

YCG satellite meeting timetable

The YCG have now confirmyork-logoed the scientific schedule for the 2015 satellite meeting on the 30th and 31st March. We have a broad and exciting line up of speakers working in many different areas of crystallography. Prof Susan Lea (Oxford) and Prof Chick Wilson (Bath) will be delivering the plenary lectures, the Parkin lecture will be given by former YCG chair, Dr Anna Warren (Diamond Light Source), while Prof Mike Glazer and Prof Bill Clegg will be giving a space groups teaching session. The full programme of contributed talks and meeting registration details can be found at the BCA meeting website.

Parkin Lecture nominations – deadline Friday 30th January

york-logoTo recognise the the outstanding achievements of the late Dr Andrew Parkin in his roles as scientist and teacher, the YCG holds an annual prize lecture at the BCA Spring Meeting. The lecture is awarded to a Young Crystallographer who has been recognised for outstanding contributions to promoting science, raising public awareness of science, teaching crystallography/science or showing originality in outreach and teaching activities. Friday 30th January is the deadline for nominations by peers and/or supervisors. If you know someo
ne deserving of this award, please nominate them! Full details can be found here.

New bursaries for BCA Spring Meeeting 2015

Just in time for Christmas, the YCG has four bursaries available for Early Career Researchers who want to attend the YCG satellite and the BCA Spring Meeting in York 2015! We invite you to apply now. For full details, please see our bursaries page. The bursaries are generously sponsored by the EPSRC Directed Assembly Grand Challenge Network.… Read More »