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 (25 February-30 March, 2018) includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals and tutorials at partner institutes (Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, Italy, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, PSI in Villigen, Switzerland) and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, IBS).
The school includes a common part and two parallel sessions:
– Biomolecular, soft condensed matter structure & dynamics
– Physics and chemistry of condensed matter
– A limited number of bursaries will be available either to reduce registration fees or cover travel costs.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15 October, 2017
• Hercules website: http://hercules-school.eu/
• Full list of lectures: http://hercules-school.eu/24-session-program.htm
• Contact email: [email protected]
Several members of the current YCG committee are due to finish their term at this year’s AGM. Consequently we are currently looking for new and enthusiastic members to become involved in the committee. These positions are a great way to be connected with the crystallographic community, but generally do not require much in the way of time commitment. The positions currently available are:
– Deputy Chair
– BSG Group Representative
– Ordinary Member (3 positions available)
Nominations for these positions need to be supported by two other YCG members, which should send an email to the YCG secretary, Elliot Carrington ([email protected]). The AGM will be held on Monday 10th April during the YCG Satellite meeting of the upcoming BCA Spring Meeting in Lancaster
You can still become involved in the committee even if you are unable to attend this year’s AGM.
If anyone has any queries about the positions please feel free to get in contact with Elliot or the rest of the committee. Full details of the current committee and their contact details can be found at ycg.crystallography.org.uk/the-committee/
Thanks and best wishes,
Secretary / Treasurer YCG
The YCG is chairing a joint session with the CCG during the main meeting.
This interactive session will discuss problematic crystal structures that can be hard to interpret and publish.
After the opening keynote talk by Dr. Iñigo J. Vitórica-Yrezábal (University of Manchester), the session is open for anyone to describe structural results that raise the session title question.
This is a great opportunity for young crystallographers to share their work, where they can interact with a friendly audience, who with years of experience will provide constructive advice.
Problems might include charge imbalance or other chemical issues, poor resolution or data completeness, complicated disorder, highly restrained models, unexplained residual electron density, etc.
A formal abstract is not required, but please contact the session organisers (Claire Hobday, [email protected] or William Lewis, [email protected]) in advance of the meeting (as soon as possible!) if you wish to contribute.
If 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 – http://tsnl.lakecomoschool.org/.
See you soon on lake Como!
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!
Registration 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]
On 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 : [email protected]
There are two vacancies available for solid form scientists at Johnson Matthey in Cambridge – a good opportunity for crystallographers and crystallisation scientists. The closing date is 3rd March 2016. Any enquiries should be directed to Kate Wittering.
The 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.
It’s not too late to contribute to our discussion session “Would You Publish This?” at the BCA Spring Meeting in Nottingham. You only need 1-3 slides and you can submit up to 2 weeks before the meeting depending availability. Simply send an email to the chairs Pascal Parois or Jorge Sotelo.