BCA Industrial Group Meeting – 10-11th November 2016

bca_igRegistration is now open for the BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting entitled “Diffraction of amorphous and disordered materials” which will be held at Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire over two days, 10-11th November 2016.

Early bird registration fees are available until the 14th October and reduced fees for students are also available. Some student bursaries are also available, please contact the chair Cheryl.doherty@pfizer.com if you wish to apply.

For more information for this event and the bursary’s available please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/bcaindgrp/meetings/autumn-meeting-2016

For any other info just contact our own Alex Cousen at A.J.P.Cousen@bath.ac.uk

ECM-30 – Science Slam and EYC Satellite Meeting


At the ECM this summer in Basel there will be a Science Slam taking place during the meeting!

For this you will have three minutes to present your research to a large public, in an entertaining way. You can use powerpoint or other supports – as you wish but remember, you have only 3 minuets so make them count! The decision will be taken by the public using an applaudimeter… and the winner will win a prize. For inspiration checkout the Famelab YouTube channel.

There are now only a few days to get your abstracts in to present at the European Young Crystallographers Satellite Meeting! For all the information please got to the European Young Crystallographers website.

See you in Basel!

European Young Crystallographers Satellite Meeting – ECM-30

As paEYC ECM30rt of the European Crystallographic Association meeting ECM-30 in Basel there will be a Young Crystallographers Satellite Meeting taking place. This will be on Sunday the 28th of August, the day before the main meeting and you are all invited to attend. Abstract submission open till the 30th of June!

For more information on registration and abstracts please visit the European Young Crystallographers website. See you in Basel!

Joint BCA/RSC XRF Meeting – 15th June

On the 15th of June the BCA Industrial Group will hold a joint meeting with the RSC for XRF, X-Ray Florescence, at the University of Leicester. This should be a fun and useful meeting for anyone interested in the technique. Registration closes on the 9th of June and they are offering a limited number of free places for students.

More information can be found on the XRF – Industrial Group website or by contacting the IG representative Alex Cousen (University of Bath).

BCA Industrial Group committee meeting – 9th May 2016

IGOn the 9th of May, the BCA IG group will hold is biannual committee meeting in London to discuss industrial contributions to the BCA Spring meeting 2017 in Lancaster, as well as for the BCA IG group meeting in Autumn. The session will focus on arranging industrial speakers for both events, deciding which industrial sectors to approach, as well as other ways the IG group can contribute to BCA activities, i.e. public engagement, as a whole.

Alex Cousen (University of Bath) will be representing the YCG and if you have any ideas about particular industrial topics you would like to see or other issues you would like to raise, please email him : ajpc20@bath.ac.uk

Parkin Prize Lecture

BCA 2016 logoThe YCG is pleased to announce that this year’s Parkin prize lecture will be delivered by Jonathan Brooks-Bartlett (University of Oxford).

Jonny’s research and very extensive involvement with outreach in the crystallographic community makes him a worthy recipient of the prize. He will deliver his lecture on the 4th April at the YCG satellite meeting, directly before the BCA Spring Meeting 2016.

Parkin Lecture 2016

BCA 2016 logoTo recognise the outstanding achievements of the late Dr Andrew Parkin in his roles as scientist and teacher, the YCG holds the annual Parkin Lecture at the YCG satellite meeting. The YCG satellite directly precedes the BCA Spring Meeting, which this year takes place at the University of Nottingham from 4 – 7 April 2016.

The prize 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 29th January is the deadline for nominations by peers and/or supervisors. If you know someone deserving of this award, please nominate them! Full details can be found here.