SpringerBriefs in Crystallography

Springer  announces the launch of a new series of crystallography monographs under the title “SpringerBriefs in Crystallography”. They cover a new discipline within the “SpringerBriefs” collection, which publishes concise monographs with an intermediate scope. SpringerBriefs already covers 84 fields spanning a wide range from natural sciences to law, social sciences […]


ECA Executive Committee met in Berlin

The ECA Executive Committee had its annual Winter Meeting in Berlin on the weekend from February 22nd to 24th, 2019. For many new Officers, this was the first Executive Committee meeting after they were elected by the ECA Council at ECM31 in Oviedo. In addition to the day-to-day business of […]


Meet the recipients of ECA bursaries @PCCr2

Gift Mehlana (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe), Seham Kamal (Cairo University, Egypt), Rim Benali-Cherif (Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University, Algeria) are the three recipients of the ECA travel grants for attending the 2nd Pan African Conference on Crystallography/African Light Source 2, PCCr2-AfLS2. They share their impressions: Gift: “I had an opportunity to […]


ECA travel grants for young African scientists to PCCr2

Following the commitment of the ECA to support the empowerment of crystallography in Africa, three travel grants have been assigned to three emerging young researchers who will take part to the 2nd Pan African Crystallographic Conference – PCCr2 – which will take place in Accra (Ghana) from January 28th to February 3rd […]


Joel Bernstein (1941-2019)

Joel Bernstein was born on September 12, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Philip and Florence Bernstein. He obtained his B.A. degree in chemistry from Cornell University (1962), M.Sc. (1964) and Ph.D. in physical chemistry (1967) from Yale University with Prof. Basil G. Anex, working on the solid-state spectroscopy of […]


Aafje Looijenga-Vos (1928 -2018)

Aafje Looijenga-Vos, emeritus professor of structural chemistry at the University of Groningen, died at the age of 90 on 4 November 2018. Aafje Looijenga-Vos was professor of general chemistry from 1962 to 1967 and professor of structural chemistry from 1967 to 1983 at the University of Groningen. She was one […]


Call for nominations for the ECA Perutz Prize 2019

The European Crystallographic Association is pleased to announce the eleventh Max Perutz Prize. The Prize will be awarded in recognition of meritorious achievements in any branch of crystallography to an individual scientist clearly affiliated with the ECA.


Ninth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Dr Matthias Zschornak

The Ninth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is awarded to Dr Matthias Zschornak from the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. The Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize is awarded to Matthias Zschornak in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the […]


Tenth ECA Max Perutz Prize to Professor Sine Larsen

The Tenth Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is awarded to Professor Sine Larsen from the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Max Perutz Prize is awarded in recognition of Sine Larsen’s multi-faceted contributions to crystallography, including crystal structure analyses of organic molecules and proteins, […]


ECA at the inauguration of new diffractometers at LCMP of Felix Houphouet Boigny University

The ECA president Alessia Bacchi and past president Andrè Roodt contributed to the ceremony of inauguration of diffractometers donated by Bruker at the Laboratory of Crystallography and Molecular Physics Felix Houphouet Boigny University (Ivory Coast). The inauguration was followed by a IUCr-UNESCO-Bruker OpenLab. ECA contributed to sponsor the participation of young […]