Gold and Silver: Treasures of European Crystallography

The year 2022 brings challenges of political and economic instability, an ongoing virus pandemic, and military confrontation on European soil; despite this gloomy context, the European Crystallographic Association has good reason to celebrate.  As ECA, we are looking back on 50 years of European Crystallographic Meetings and at the formal […]


ECA statement on Ukraine

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is joining a large and growing number of European and international research organizations in condemning the acts of aggression by the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the military invasion of its independent neighbor, Ukraine, a national member of ECA. Our thoughts are with […]


9th International Charge Density Meeting

The 9th International Charge Density Meeting will take place in Aarhus, Denmark, during the days 12-16th of June 2022. The study of charge densities is a central part of quantum crystallography, and the focus of this conference is to find interfaces and applications for quantum crystallography in hot fields such […]


Halfway between IUCr25 and ECM33

The Prague 2021 IUCr congress is now six months behind us and we are heading straight to the 33rd European Crystallographic Meeting in Versailles. It is therefore time to give you an update of all activities that may interest the European crystallographic community in its broadest sense. During its meeting […]


Registration for ECS7 is now open!

Registration for the 7th European Crystallographic School is now open! The school will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University from 10 to 15 July 2022. The program of the 2022 school will  focus on the X-ray crystallography of powders, small molecules and proteins, covering […]


Two Bertaut prizes this year!

The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) and the European Crystallographic Association  award this year two Bertaut prizes. Usually ENSA and ECA organize the Bertaut award sessions in regular alternating sequence during an ENSA or ECA congress, but due to the pandemic this could not be realized.  For this reason ENSA […]


Inauguration of the African Crystallographic Association

On Wednesday 17th November 2021 a special session was held during the online Pan-African Conference on Crystallography (ePCCr). This session, jointly organised with the African Light Source and the African Physical Society, was held to officially constitute the African Crystallographic Association and to hold its inaugural Council Meeting. The session, […]


Zofia Kosturkiewicz (1928-2021)

On 1st October 2021, the day of the Inauguration of the New Academic Year, Prof. Zofia Kosturkiewicz suffered a massive cerebral stroke and four weeks later, on 29th October, without regaining consciousness, died peacefully in a hospice. Her death is a painful loss to her numerous friends and former students, […]


ECS7 – European Crystallographic School in Lisbon, Portugal

ECS7, the 2022 European Crystallographic School will be the first one to be attended IN PERSON after the COVID19 pandemic. However, the Organization is prepared to go on-line if necessary. The school will be held in Lisbon, at the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University. The program […]


Call for nominations for three ECA prizes

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for three different prizes: the twelfth Max Perutz Prize. This Prize will be awarded in recognition of meritorious achievements in any branch of crystallography to an individual scientist clearly affiliated with the ECA.  More information here. the […]


Jack Dunitz (1923 – 2021)

Jack Dunitz passed away on September 12 2021, at the age of 98, in Zurich. With Jack, we lost a great scientist who not only contributed a lot to modern crystallography but, during his 75 years of research, also left impressive footprints in the world of chemistry. Jack Dunitz was […]


Juraj Sedlacek (1943-2021)

Juraj Sedlacek, 78, passed away on September 1, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Slovakia on August 4, 1943, and he never missed an opportunity to emphasize that gun salvos fired on that day in Moscow were not only a tribute to the victory at […]


Wolfgang Jeitschko (1936-2020)

Wolfgang Jeitschko, passed away on August 5th, 2020, during his afternoon nap. The solid state and materials chemistry and crystallography community and especially his friend and colleagues lost an outstanding scientist, an enthusiastic teacher, and a distinguished gentleman. Wolfgang Jeitschko, born on May 27th, 1936, in Prague, finished school in […]