The Third European Crystallography School (ESC3) will take place from Sept 25 – Oct 2, 2016 in the little town of Bol at the Island of Brač in Croatia. Brač is located in the most beautiful part of central Dalmatia where scenic views are exchanging between magnificent mountains, crystal clear water of Adriatic Sea, towns whose cultural heritage proudly stands on the UNESCO list and a thousand of islands making central Dalmatia a unique and incomparable blend of historic heritage and natural beauty. The town of Bol is well known for Zlatni rat or Golden Horn, certainly the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic Sea, whose cape is turning from side to side playing a beautiful game with the wind and the waves.
The main objective of the ECS3 is to provide advanced training in both theoretical and practical aspects of crystallography, primarily for end-stage PhD students, postdoc and early state researchers who are already dealing with structure determination from either single crystals or powders or both. School program aims in improving fundamental knowledge which students already possess, and upgrading it regardless of the technique applied. Starting from the symmetry accessing all the way to unitization of contemporary X-ray powder diffraction and macromolecular structure determination, ESC3 will cover a very wide range of topics interesting for both single-crystal and powder community. Also, participants will get the chance to broaden their knowledge in some of advanced topics regarding particular frequently encountered problems, such as disorder or twinning. School also aims in presenting state-of-the-art application of crystallography in various fields of research starting from advanced inorganic (nano)materials, via crystal engineering and drug design, to macromolecules.