The BCA Spring Meeting 2017 will take place at Lancaster University on 10 – 13 April. It is already time to start planning the programme and we are therefore seeking your suggestions for plenary speakers, session titles, keynote speakers and workshops. Please send your ideas to the relevant group representatives in the Programme Committee.
The Committee will meet on June 2nd, so we hope to receive as many suggestions as possible by the end of May. Any more general comments or suggestions for the meeting are welcome. We hope to see you in Lancaster next April, and that you will help us now to put together the best possible programme.
The registration details are now in place for the European Crystallographic Association’s Computing Special Interest Group’s “Methods in Crystallographic Computing” workshop before ECM30 (though attendance is not dependent on registration for ECM30). The Workshop will be held in Freudentstadt in the Black Forest from 25-28 August. There is a bus transfer arranged to Basel which will arrive in good time for the opening ceremony of ECM30 on 28th August.
The BCA encourages students interested in crystallography to register for the European Crystallography School – held in Croatia, Sept 2016.
Remember that, if eligible, you may apply for an ABBF bursary to help cover some of the costs.
Thank you to all who attended the BCA Spring Meeting 2016 at the University of Nottingham. We hope to see you at the next BCA Spring Meeting on Monday 10 – Thursday 13 April 2017 at Lancaster University!
The third European Crystallography School (ECS3) will take place from Sept 25th- Oct 2nd 2016 in Croatia. There are bursaries available and the deadline for applying for these is March 23rd, 2016. Further details can be found in the attached flyer and at the ECS website.
Registration and abstract submission is now open for ECM30 in Basel on 28th August – 1st September 2016. Please see the attached flyer for a full list of microsymposia and speakers.
The Chemical Crystallography Group is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists is Dr Mark Warren (Diamond Light Source).
His research in the field of photocrystallography, including inventive application of Crystal Engineering concepts and development of experimental techniques & equipment, has enabled Mark to stand out as one of the most talented young crystallographers in the community.
Mark will give a prize lecture on his work at the upcoming BCA Spring Meeting in Nottingham (4th-7th April 2016) where he will also be presented with his prize.
It’s not too late to contribute to the CCG-YCG discussion session “Would You Publish This?” at the BCA Spring Meeting 2016 in Nottingham. Only 1-3 slides are required and can be submitted up to two weeks before the meeting, depending on availability. Simply send an email to the chairs Pascal Parois or Jorge Sotelo as soon as possible.
Following last year’s success, this interactive, informal session of unusual format is aimed for discussing problematic crystal structures that can be hard to interpret and publish. After an opening talk on the challenge of publishing difficult structures, anyone present can briefly describe one or more structural results that raise the session title question for the audience to discuss, with the aim of constructive rather than negative criticism.
Please don’t forget to apply for your bursary to the Nottingham BCA Spring Meeting 2016 in plenty of time.
The closing date for applications has been extended to the 22nd Jan 2015 at 5PM .
The ACA Fankuchen Award, given every three years, was created to recognize contributions to crystallographic research by one who is known to be an effective teacher of crystallography. The 2016 award has been awarded to Prof Elspeth Garman, from the University of Oxford and past president of the BCA. She will be presented with it at the 2016 ACA meeting in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations Elspeth!