The CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists 2011 has been awarded to Dr Pete Wood of CCDC.
Pete received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2008, and has since been employed as a Research & Applications Scientist at CCDC. His research to date has focussed on quantitative understanding of the factors that govern intermolecular interactions and the assembly of crystal structures. He is also involved in the scientific development of the CCDC’s MERCURY program.
Examples of the work for which the prize is awarded are:
Elections to the Committee of the Chemical Crystallography Group (CCG) of the British Crystallographic Association will be held at the CCG Annual General Meeting in Warwick, 14 April 2010. Nominations are requested for the following posts:
A one-day symposium is to be held to mark the retirement of Bill Clegg (though not from research!) and focusing on major aspects of his research career to date: synchrotron crystallography and structural alkali-metal chemistry, including both historical and current perspectives.
Lunch will be provided. There is no fee for attendance. To assist with catering plans, please register if you plan to come, by 15 March: contact Isobel Lamb on 0191 222 7102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 13th Intensive Teaching School in X-ray Structure Analysis will take place in Durham from March 26th until April 3rd 2011. This is a biennial school and demand for places is expected to be high. Find out more at the School’s homepage: http://www.dur.ac.uk/durham.x-ray-school/
The 2009 Autumn Meeting of the Chemical Crystallography Group will be held on Wednesday 18th November in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK.
As usual, the programme will start around 10.45am to allow for same day travel from far and wide (depending on your transport links).
Follow this link for programme and registration (online or post).
The CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists 2009 has been awarded to Dr Hazel Sparkes from Durham University. Hazel will be presented with the prize and will give a lecture entitled "Exploiting charge density – insights into structure, bonding and reactivity" at the BCA Spring Meeting in Loughborough (on Wednesday 22nd April, 2.30pm).
This award is made on the basis of published research within the scientific field of interest of the CCDC and BCA-CCG, defined as:
"Original research in the field of chemical crystallography or the application of crystallographic information to structural chemistry. This definition shall include advances in instrumental, experimental, theoretical or computational techniques that contribute to this field."