Meet the YCG – Matthew Dunstan


Welcome back after the BCA Spring meeting! It was fantastic to see so many young crystallographers at the satalite meeting and making such a big impact over the whole meeting, more to follow! In the mean time we have the pleasure to introduce Matthew Dunstan who sits on the YCG committee as our Vice Chair.

Name
Matthew Dunstan

Current position
Research Fellow in Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

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!

Meet the YCG – James Cumby


This is our last Meet the YCG post before the BCA spring meeting! This week we have the pleasure to introduce James Cumby who sits on the YCG committee as an ordinary member.

Name
James Cumby

Current position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.

Meet the YCG – Lucy Mapp


Only 2 weeks until the BCA spring meeting and this week we have the pleasure to introduce Lucy Mapp! Lucy sits on the YCG committee as an ordinary member.

Name
Lucy Mapp

Current position
Ph.D. Student (final year), University of Southampton

Meet the YCG – Elliot Carrington


Time for another Meet the YCG! This week we move on to our secretary/treasurer Elliot Carrington.

Name
Elliot Carrington

Current position
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool

Meet the YCG – Claire Hobday


Its again time for Meet the GCY, this week is the last in our group representative mini series and time to introduce Claire Hobday! Claire is our group rep for the Chemical Crystalography Group (CCG).

Name
Claire Hobday

Current position
Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath

Meet the YCG – Alex Cousen


Up next in Meet the YCG is Alex Cousen! Alex is our Industrial Group (IG) representative and the second in our mini series to introduce our group reps. Just a reminder that Meet the YCG is a weekly series of interviews with YCG members starting with the committee.

Name
Alex Cousen

Current position
PhD researcher for the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Continuous Crystallisation and Advanced Crystallisation, based at the University of Bath

Meet the YCG – Natalie Tatum


Time for the third instalment of Meet the YCG! This time round we are delighted to introduce Natalie Tatum! Natalie is our Biological Structures Group (BSG) representative and is the first in a mini series to introduce our group reps. Just a reminder that Meet the YCG is a weekly series of interviews with YCG members starting with the committee.

Name
Natalie Tatum

Current position
Post-doctoral research associate at Newcastle University, in the structural biology team of the Cancer Drug Discovery group at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research

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.

Meet the YCG – Sam Horrell


Time for the second instalment of Meet the YCG! This week is Sam Horrell, Chair of the YCG, resident of Hamburg, and all round great guy. Take it away Sam:

Name
Sam Horrell

Current position
Post Doc at the University of Hamburg in the Pearson group and Chair of the YCG