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]
The third European Crystallography School (ECS3) will take place from Sept 25th- Oct 2nd 2016 in Croatia. Early bird registrations closes on the 15th of May. Further details can be found in the attached flyer and at the ECS website or on their active Facebook page.
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.
To recognise the outstanding achievements of the late Dr Andrew Parkin in his roles as scientist and teacher, the YCG holds the 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 Nottingham from 4 – 7 April 2016.
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 29th 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.
Monday 4 April, 2016 – Young Crystallographers’ Satellite Meeting Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 April, 2016 – Main Spring Meeting Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK This is a reminder that Registration and Abstract Submission are now open for next year’s BCA Spring Meeting. The main meeting is taking place at the University of Nottingham,… Read More »
The PANalytical Award seeks to encourage and provide support for excellent young scientists who are at the beginning of their careers. The award recognizes and praises groundbreaking research that required the use of a laboratory X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence or X-ray scattering instrument as the primary analytical technique. As such, recipients will not be limited to any brand of instrument, but rather to research that utilized an X-ray source to reach their conclusions. The annual award consists of a € 5 000 cash (or equivalent amount in the local currency) prize, a trophy and a certificate. Further information can be found on the PANalytical website. The deadline for submissions is December 01st 2015.
The Chemical Crystallography Group of the BCA is pleased to announce that they will be holding their autumn meeting this year on Wednesday the 18th November in Glasgow at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS). The theme of the meeting will be “Functional Materials” and the program is available on the CCG… Read More »
Registration is now open for the BCA Industrial Group Autumn Meeting entitled “Cracking Challenging Crystals” which will be held at Astra Zeneca, Macclesfield on Thursday 12th November 2015.
There are a number of free students places available, if you are interested in applying for one of these please e-mail Elizabeth Shotton. A programme for the meeting and more information about how to register are detailed on the website.