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To.Sca.Lake 2.0 Summer School

Lake como SchoolIf you are interested in Total Scattering techniques in particular applied to nanomaterials, the To.Sca.Lake 2.0 summer school will be held at the end of May on the banks of the beautiful lake Como. The course will run from May 29 – June 2, 2017 and registration is now open!

The program includes lectures by world-wide experts in total scattering, nanomaterials, saxs and light scattering. Tutorial sessions on Debussy and PDFgui/diffpy-cmi are scheduled with real applications. There is also the possibility of submitting an abstract together with the application, to give an oral presentation.

Please find further information on the website –

See you soon on lake Como!

BCA Spring Meeting 2017 Abstract Deadline

The BCA Spring Meeting 2017 abstract deadline is fast approaching! All abstracts must be submitted by 9AM Friday 20th of January, one week today. You are all encouraged to submit abstracts to the Young Crystallographers satellite meeting or to the main meeting.

This year we have a great program lined up with plenary talks from Stefan Kaskel (Technische Universität Dresden) and Simon Coles (University of Southampton). We also have a educational session were we have 3 invited speakers to unite the fields of chemical, physical and biological crystallography, Matthias Gutmann (ISIS), Helen Playford (ISIS) and Jane Endicott (University of Newcastle). However there are lots of slots for You to present your work whether that be a poster or an oral presentation so please submit your abstracts here and see you there!

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 if you wish to apply.

For more information for this event and the bursary’s available please visit:

For any other info just contact our own Alex Cousen at

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 :

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.

BCA Spring Meeting 2016

Monday 4 April, 2016 – Young Crystallographers’ Satellite Meeting Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 April, 2016 – Main Spring Meeting Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK This is a reminder that Registration and Abstract Submission are now open for next year’s BCA Spring Meeting. The main meeting is taking place at the University of Nottingham,… Read More »

PANalytical Award 2015

74bc61a2-7856-4c39-b464-fa4e74af3ba0The PANalytical Award seeks to encourage and provide support for excellent young scientists who are at the beginning of their careers. The award recognizes and praises groundbreaking research that required the use of a laboratory X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence or X-ray scattering instrument as the primary analytical technique. As such, recipients will not be limited to any brand of instrument, but rather to research that utilized an X-ray source to reach their conclusions. The annual award consists of a € 5 000 cash (or equivalent amount in the local currency) prize, a trophy and a certificate. Further information can be found on the PANalytical website. The deadline for submissions is December 01st 2015.