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Poster Flash Presentations

Only 5 days to go until the start of the YCG meeting at BCA 2019! If you are presenting a poster at the YCG remember that there is a Flash Presentation session directly before the poster session. This is a fun session where each person gets to present there a poster in 30 seconds or… Read More »

YCG Committee Positions Available

This is your chance to join the YCG committee and be an active member or your community! Committee positions are nominally for 2 years and you will be part of a great team that organises the annual satellite meetings. There are lots of other opportunities throughout the year and to be involved with outreach activities… Read More »

DECTRIS award for innovative researchers

The DECTRIS Award recognizes innovative researchers and helps them share their findings with a broader audience at a scientific conference. The winner of the DECTRIS Award will receive CHF 1000. Half to attend your chosen conference, while the remaining CHF 500 is yours to spend in any way you like. More information and eligibility criterira… Read More »

BCA Spring Meeting Abstract Deadline – Monday 9am!

The abstract deadline for the BCA Spring Meeting has just been extened untill Monday the 18th at 9.00 GMT. Please submit your abstracts here. Remember that all abstracts for the YCG Satellite Meeting are submitted as posters  for both the YCG and the Main Meeting. Oral presentations at the YCG Satellite Meeting will be based… Read More »

HERCULES 2019 – European School

HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hard & Soft Condensed Matter.

The 1-month school (18th March to 19th April, 2019) includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals and tutorials at partner institutes (DESY and the European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany, Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, Italy, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble in Paris-Saclay, PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, Soleil and LLB) and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, IBS).

The school includes a common part and two parallel sessions:
– Applications to Biomolecular, Soft Condensed matter Structure and Dynamics
– Applications to Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter

Bursaries/reduced costs
– A limited number of bursaries will be available either to reduce registration fees or cover travel costs.


More information
• Hercules website:
• Contact email:

Holistic Approaches to Structural Characterisation: BCA IG Autumn Meeting 2018

The Industrial Group of the British Crystallography Association and the CCP-NC are happy to announce a joint meeting entitled “Holistic Approaches to Structural Characterisation” on the 13-14th November (mid-morning to lunchtime), in Durham.

The meeting will focus on presenting NMR crystallography (particularly of small molecule organics) to crystallographers working in industry, as well as providing opportunities for crystallographers to explain the challenges they face. It should be an excellent opportunity to establish new contacts.

For more information look Here, and to register follow the link Here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Chemical Crystallography @ Central Facilities: BCA CCG Autumn Meeting 2018

Registration is now live for this year’s BCA CCG Autumn meeting at Queen’s University Belfast on 31st October 2018.
This year’s meeting will be focused on the topic of “Chemical Crystallography @ Central Facilities”. Register here for this exciting one-day meeting!

Opportunities for student and ECR attendees:

  • Student poster session. This year’s meeting will include a lunchtime student poster session, ensuring lots of opportunities for student to get experience of presenting their research in a friendly atmosphere. Student attendees who wish to present a poster during the lunchtime poster session should email their poster title to Katharina Edkins ( no later than 5pm on 26th October 2018.
  • Early Career travel bursaries. Thanks to our fantastic meeting sponsors, there will be the opportunity for early-career researchers presenting at the meeting to receive a small bursary contribution towards their travel expenses. Please contact Katharina Edkins ( for further information.

With a strong variety of talks from scientists working with Central Facilities across the UK, Europe and the USA in areas including synchrotron, neutron, laser spectroscopy and computational research, the meeting will be of broad interest for researchers and students in Chemical Crystallography.

There will also be a lunchtime poster session and prizes with plenty of opportunities for student participation and networking.

BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting

Save the date! the BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting on the ‘Holistic approaches to structural characterisation’ will take place on the 13th – 14th November, 2018 at Durham University.

PCG Intensive School in Physical Crystallography

Registration is now open for the first PCG Intensive School in Physical Crystallography taking place from the 18th – 21st of June 2018, Cosener’s House, Abingdon.

The instructors and topics covered on the course will be:

  • Translational Symmetry and Reciprocal Space – Mike Glazer, Oxford
  • Phonons and the Theory of Soft Mode Phase transitions – Martin Dove, QMUL
  • Irreducible Representation Analysis – Mark Senn, Warwick
  • Landau Theory – Michael Carpenter, Cambridge
  • Modulated Crystal Structures – John Claridge, Liverpool

Registration closes at midnight on the 12th of April so get your applications in!

Hot Topics In Contemporary Crystallography 2018 (HTCC2018)

Registration and bursary application for the Hot Topics In Contemporary Crystallography 2018 (HTCC2018) are now open.

HTCC2018 will be held in Bol, on the island of Brac, Croatia, from Sep. 23 to 27, 2018.

The three hot topics to be tackled this year are:

  • Crystallography under extreme conditions (HT1)
  • Total scattering and PDF analysis of complex materials (HT2), and
  • Dynamical crystallography (HT3)

Bursaries are available to PhD students and Postdocs employed by a public university or research institution.