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:
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com). Nominators should also check with the person up for nomination that they are willing to stand for election prior to the nomination.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) in advance of the meeting (as soon as possible!) if you wish to contribute.
The YCG have now confirmed 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.
To 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.
The deadline for applications for YCG bursaries has been extended until this Friday, the 30th January at 5pm. If you have submitted an abstract for an oral presentation at this year’s BCA Spring Meeting, you may be eligilbe! Each bursary is worth £250 and is aimed particularly at independent research fellows, postdocs and senoir PhD students.
There are several bursaries available to help cover the costs of the meeting for Postdocs, Independent Research Fellows and PhD students. Both the YCG and BCA have bursaries available. The deadline for application for the BCA’s ABBF bursaries is this coming Friday, 16th January. The deadline for the YCG bursaries is Friday 23rd January.
Remember that the deadline for oral abstracts for the BCA Spring Meeting and the YCG satellite meeting is this week – 9am on Friday 16th January. You can submit here for what promises to be a great meeting!
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 »
The December issue of Crystallography News is available via the members area of the BCA website.
Nominations for the CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists are now open! This is a great opportunity for YCG members to be recognised for their scientific output. All details on nomination and rules can be found on the Chemical Crystallography Group website.