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

Meet the YCG – Charlie McMonagle


This is the first in a new series of interviews conducted on members of the YCG. We are going to start with the members of the current committee in the run-up to the BCA Spring Meeting and see how we go from there! If you enjoy these posts, please like and share.

Name
Charlie McMonagle

Current position
PDRA Newcastle University / YCG Webmaster

Now is your chance to get involved with the YCG!

This years’ YCG Satellite Meeting at the BCA Spring Meeting sees a number of committee positions opening up as members are finishing out their two year terms. The following positions are now open for nominations.

Chair (Sam Horrell stepping down)

  • Liaison to the BCA council and management of the group at large

Secretary/Treasurer (Elliot Carrington stepping down)

  • Handles the groups finances, takes minutes at meetings etc

Chemical Crystallography Group Representative (Claire Hobday stepping down)

  • Represents the specific interests of young crystallographers in Chemical Crystallography

Physical Crystallography Group Representative (Charlotte Kirk stepping down)

  • Represents the specific interests of young crystallographers in Physical Crystallography

Industrial Crystallography Group Representative (Alex Cousen stepping down)

  • Represents the specific interests of young crystallographers in Industrial Crystallography

Ordinary Member (Genevieve Baker stepping down)

  • Generally helpful person whenever they are needed

If you are interesting in working as part of the YCG committee to represent the interests of young crystallographers to the BCA and help in planning the YCG Satellite meeting along with education and outreach events in any of the above roles please contact the current chair ([email protected]) and secretary ([email protected]). Nominated persons will be voted on at the YCG annual general meeting at the BCA Spring Meeting in Warwick. If you are unable to attend a member of the committee can read out a preprepared statement on your behalf.

I look forward to seeing you all at the YCG meeting in March, watch this space for further updates on the meeting.

Sam Horrell

YCG Chair

Parkin Lecture, 2018 – Nomination Deadline 26th of January

To recognise the outstanding achievements of the late Dr Andrew Parkin in his roles as scientist and teacher, the YCG holds an 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 Warwick from 26 – 29 March 2018. 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 26th 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.