Bursary applications are no longer being accepted: a decision will be communicated to all applicants by 27th May 2013.
An important one-day Symposium to celebrate and develop the role of the CIF information exchange standard in crystallography. Speakers will explain how crystallography, particularly in the field of structure determination, has supremely well developed practices in the collection, analysis, interpretation, publication and archiving of raw and processed data, and the structural information derived from diffraction experiments. The Symposium will celebrate the crystallographic community’s track record in data handling, and also anticipate further advances. Much of crystallography’s success in information management arises from the Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF), a standard now entering its third decade, developed originally for small-molecule structural modelling but now used in many areas of crystallography. New developments in the CIF standard will maintain our position at the leading edge of scientific information characterisation and exchange.
There is no charge for attending the Symposium. However, places are limited and must be pre-booked. Please register using the ECM 28 online registration form.
Further details at http://www.iucr.org/resources/cif/comcifs/symposium-2013
6th May 2013: Early Bird Registration Deadline 6th May 2013: Bursary Application Submission Deadline
31st May 2013: Abstract Submission Deadline
The organisers are delighted to announce that ECM28 will host a special symposium organised by the Bragg Lecture Fund Committee to mark the Bragg Centenary, on 26 August 2013. Bragg Lectures are usually awarded by the committee every three years, but to mark this special anniversary, three lectures have been awarded for a symposium at the ECM 28 meeting in Warwick in 2013:
Prof John Jenkin, biographer of William and Lawrence Bragg, La Trobe University, Australia.
Dr Airlie McCoy, University of Cambridge.
Prof Bill David, ISIS Facility RAL & University of Oxford.
Chair: Prof Richard Catlow, FRS, University College London.
John Jenkin was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and of the Australian National University, Canberra, and held postdoctoral appointments in the UK (AERE, Harwell) and the USA (Univ. of Minnesota). In 1968 he joined the Physics Department of La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he became a professor and head of department. He spent the last decade of his career in the history & philosophy of science program of the Faculty of Humanities at La Trobe. In physics his research included nuclear and condensed-matter physics, and in the humanities the historyof the physical sciences in Australia, with an emphasis on biography. Long retired, he is an Emeritus Scholar of La Trobe University. His major recent work is John Jenkin, William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son (Oxford: OUP, 2008hb, 2011pb).
Airlie McCoy first heard about crystallography in the Bragg lecture theatre as an undergraduate at the University of Adelaide, and was inspired to go on and complete a PhD in crystallography at the University of Melbourne. She is now based at the University of Cambridge. In addition to the study of structure and function of proteins, most recently in the area of protein transport between intracellular compartments, she has contributed to the
development of software tools that protein crystallographers use for phasing X-ray data, including Phaser and the PHENIX suite. Airlie is committed to teaching crystallography, and has lectured and tutored at many crystallography schools.
Bill David is an STFC Senior Fellow at the ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He is also a Fellow in Physics at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford and Visiting Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford where he has a research group that focuses on materials for energy storage. Bill’s supervisor “twice-removed” was W H Bragg – the lineage being Mike Glazer, Kathleen Lonsdale and then William Henry Bragg himself. A small amount of research has shown that this close link to one of the Braggs is not an uncommon occurrence among British crystallographers. Indeed, one hundred years on, the combined impact of both W H and W L Bragg on the world of crystallography and on British crystallography in particular is still strong.
Local structure of crystalline materials using PDF analysis
The aim of this workshop is provide an introduction to total scattering analysis (aka PDF) of
The topics covered will include how to collect the diffraction data, how to produce the
corrected total scattering and how to model the data and extract the useful information.
It is hoped the final programme will be modified to meet the needs of the workshop
The workshop will be held over two full days starting in the morning of the 30 th August after
the main ECM meeting. The registration fee (including tea, coffee and lunch on both days
and possibly dinner on the 30th August if it fits in the cost) is currently planned to be €125.
Registration (including accommodation bookings not included in the registration fee) will be
via the ECM28 website.
Olex2 has become established in the community of small-molecule crystallographers as an easy-to-use unified package that provides tools needed for day-to-day analyses of small molecule structures.
This workshop will introduce a number of advanced structure refinement features available in OLEX2 to a wide audience.
We will introduce a typical OLEX2 workflow followed by several in-depth examples of how non-routine structures may be refined. Particular attention will be paid to refinement of disordered structures and what advantages OLEX2 offers in handling them.
The day will consist of structured ‘instruction’ sessions, interspersed by plenty of ‘hands-on’ sessions, where you can apply these procedures and new skills to your own structures.
The number of places is limited to 50 participants, and the provisional cost will be 80 euros for this full-day workshop.
ECACOMSIG, the European Crystallographic Association’s Computing Special Interest Group, is organising a two day Computing School on 23rd – 24th of August 2013, immediately before the European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM28) at Warwick University.
The School will provide an introduction to software development for crystallography students and post-docs – especially those who are not currently involved with software development (or at an early stage of this). We will not be teaching the basics of programming, so students will need to be familiar with at least one programming or scripting language in current use. These include both modern languages (e.g. Python, C++, Java) or older languages, such as Fortran, C, Perl or Tcl.
The School will be held over two full days, starting in the morning of 23rd August 2013, so students and teachers should plan to arrive on the evening of Thursday 22nd August.
The School will be open to a maximum of 30 applicants. A limited number of bursaries will be available to assist with the cost of attendance. For more information on bursaries, please contact Harry Powell
The registration fee (including dinner on 22nd and 23rd August, and lunch and refreshments on 23rd and 24th August) is currently planned to be €125.
Registration (including accommodation bookings) will be via the ECM28 website
Further details will be posted on the ECACOMSIG website as they become available.
We look forward to seeing you in Warwick!
For the European Crystallographic Meeting in Warwick, the Young Crystallographers’ Group of the British Crystallographic Association and the European General Interest Group for Young Crystallographers (GIG-YC) are joining forces to establish the European Young Crystallographers satellite meeting, in order to promote interaction between up-and-coming and more established crystallographers.
The European Young Crystallographers satellite meeting will take place at ECM28, Warwick, UK on Sunday 25th August 2013, prior to the ECM opening ceremony. This satellite meeting will be the first of its kind at a European level and will run from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. The opening lecture will be a plenary by Dr Birger Dittrich, followed by three sessions for oral presentations and a poster session dedicated to young crystallographers (anyone under the age of 35) presenting their work. The meeting will cost £15 to attend, and this includes registration, coffee and lunch. This fee has been subsidized by the European Crystallographic Association and the International Union of Crystallography, and we are very grateful for their financial support.
We feel that this satellite meeting is an extremely valuable event for young researchers and believe that it will help create a network for young crystallographers, enabling them to communicate their research in an informal environment and to establish connections with other young crystallographers. Given the significance of 2013 to many crystallographers around the world with the centenary of the Braggs’, we want to ensure that we celebrate the contributions of younger members and to continue promoting the fantastic work of these up-and-coming scientists. We strongly urge all young crystallographers to support this meeting and present their work via a poster or an oral presentation.
We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick, so register NOW and don’t miss out!
The 28th European Crystallographic Meeting will be held in Warwick during August 2013, organized by our British crystallographer colleagues.
We would like to welcome and invite to Warwick all crystallographers and scientists with interests in crystallography and crystal growth to share with us their scientific views and new achievements. It will also provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen the links with the IUCr and the regional associates AsCA and ACA.
The Program Committee is organizing a diverse scientific program of microsymposia and keynote lectures in five focus areas to illustrate the growth in science of the ECA Special Interest Groups and the additional networking activity of the General Interest Groups. At ECM28 we will celebrate the centenary of the first crystal structure determinations, and have the opportunity to view at first hand some of the original equipment used by the Bragg father and son, William Henry and William Lawrence. The award ceremony of the 7th Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association will also take place during ECM28.
Another important component of the meeting is the ECA Council, where the councillors from 33 national members get together with the three individual members’ representatives and the corporate associate members’ representative to review the work of the Association.
Everything is in place for a successful 28th European Crystallographic Meeting, and I hope that you will accept this invitation from the ECA and our British crystallographer colleagues. I also look forward to welcoming you in person at Warwick.
European Crystallographic Association
It is a pleasure to invite you to join us for the 28th Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association in Warwick University in August 2013. Warwick is a great location for the meeting, with good quality on-site accommodation, easy transport links from Europe and, in the Warwick Arts Centre, an excellent conference venue. We are in the process of finalising a wide-ranging scientific programme and hope to also have exhibits and activities to celebrate our crystallographic heritage, 2013 being one hundred years since the pioneering work of William and Lawrence Bragg. We encourage you to come to what we are confident will be an exciting meeting and all of us in the British Crystallographic Association look forward to welcoming you to Warwick next August.
Prof Sandy Blake (Chair) and Prof Elspeth Garman (co-Chair)
ECM28 Organising Committee
Prof David Keen
President of the British Crystallographic Association
Approximately 100 years ago in Germany Max Theodor Felix von Laue (1879-1960), Paul Karl Moritz Knipping (1883-1935) and Walter Friedrich (1883–1968) showed that X-rays could be diffracted by crystals. Laue was subsequently awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914. Following this discovery, the unique partnership, father and son, William Henry Bragg (1862-1942) and William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971) in England, successfully showed how x-ray diffraction could lend itself to the solution of crystal structures, for which they shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915. A major exhibition is planned to coincide with the ECM28 at the University of Warwick to celebrate their lives: for the first time it will be possible to view historic equipment, notebooks, honours, letters, films and artwork. The exhibition will be open to all participants and to the public at large.