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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).

Crystallography on BBC Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of crystallography, the study of crystals and their structure. Developments in crystallography have touched most people’s lives, thanks to the vital role it plays in diverse scientific disciplines – from physics and chemistry, to molecular biology and mineralogy. The history of crystallography began with the work of… Read More »

Kari Rissanen talks with CrystEngComm

Professor Kari Rissanen is an Academy Professor at the Academy of Finland, where he is currently on leave from the University of Jyväskylä. He was first elected as Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at University of Joensuu after completing his PhD in chemistry at the University of Jyväskylä.
His main interests lie in the fields of supramolecular […]

Crystallography Centennial Celebrations

Crystallographers everywhere have lots of reasons to celebrate in the years 2012-2014 for the centennial of Laue and the Braggs’ discoveries. Already this year there have been conferences held to highlight Laue’s contributions, such as the Laue Day held during the 20th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society. There will be many events in […]


The Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA), Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ) and the Bragg Symposium are holding the AsCA 12/CRYSTAL 28 meeting in Adelaide between the 2nd-6th December 2012 to celebrate the important anniversary of the Braggs’ discoveries in X-ray diffraction.
The meeting features a range of sessions including non-ambient and in-situ diffraction studies, […]

30th Spring Meeting of the British Crystallographic Association

I recently attended the 30th annual Spring meeting of the British Crystallographic Association at the University of Warwick from 16th-19th April 2012. The program was chaired by Kirsten Christensen (University of Oxford), and included a broad range of lectures from all areas of crystallography.
The Young Crystallographers Group satellite opened the meeting. This is an excellent […]

CPOSS meeting

A few weeks ago, I attended the 6th annual meeting of the “Control and Prediction of the Organic Solid State” (CPOSS) project in the Old Refectory of University College London. The meeting was themed ‘Crystals or not – where do we go from here?’. There were over 100 delegates in attendance, with both academic and […]