ECM31, Oviedo (Spain) 2018

The 31st European Crystallographic Meeting, ECM31, will take place in the Palace of Exhibition and Congresses (PEC) in Oviedo, Asturias, from 22-27 August 2018. ECM31 is setting up an attractive programme covering the latest advances in crystallography and related sciences to attract young and senior scientists as well as companies […]

4th European Crystallographic School in Warsaw

The ECS4 (2 – 7 July 2017) is dedicated to chemists and young crystallographers who would like to master their knowledge of modern X-ray crystallography and/or to improve their experimental capabilities by learning the state-of-the-art methodologies and range of possible applications of crystallography in solving chemical problems in materials science, […]

ECA at PCCr1 in Dschang, Cameroun

‘Ex Africa semper aliquid novi’ we could say quoting Pliny the Elder, after the success of PCCr1, the 1st Pan Africa Crystallographic Conference which took place in Dschang, Cameroun between 5th and 11th October 2016. The conference counted more than 200 participants from all over the world, mainly from several […]

ECA 2016

The 2016 ECA leaflet can be downloaded by clicking the cover to the right. You can also get a printed copy from the ECA booth at ECM30. See you in Basel!

Eighth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Linda Reinhard

The Eighth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) was awarded to Dr Linda Reinhard from the Karolinska Institutet @ DESY, Hamburg, Germany. Linda Reinhard is recognized for her pioneering contributions to the crystallographic analysis of enzymes and the […]

Ninth ECA Max Perutz Prize to Václav Petříček

The Ninth Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) was awarded to Dr Václav Petříček from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. Václav Petříček is recognized for his practical application of the theory of aperiodic structures in his computing system JANA. […]

Excellent site to start learning Crystallography

The Crystallography group of the IQFR (CSIC, Madrid) has been for many years editing a very good site with lots of well-curated teaching materials on crystallography. These materials are available under a Creative Commons License at

EPDIC15 announced

The 15th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC15) will be held in Bari, a coastal town in southern Italy, from 12 to 15 June 2016. Event info…

Welcome to the new ECA website 1

The ECA website has been redesigned to have a new look and functionality. Most of the contents of the previous site have been incorporated; if you find any missing or wrong information, please contact the *protected email*. The old site is still accessible at Please notice that your login/password […]

3rd European Crystallography School (2016) in Bol (Croatia) 2

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 […]

ECM30 in Basel (Switzerland)

Basel will held the 30th European Crystallography Meeting, ECM-30, from 28 August until 1 September 2016. ECM-30 will be a four-day vibrant and intensive scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of crystallography. In addition, there will be a Young Crystallographers meeting, workshops and user meetings, lunch […]

India will host the 2017 Congress & General Assembly of the IUCr

India will host the XXIV Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2017 from 21st to 28th August 2017. We extend a warm welcome to all crystallographers from across the world! A cutting edge program with plenaries, keynotes, microsymposia and posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and […]