First Lodovico Riva di Sanseverino Prize to Claire Murray

The Lodovico Riva di Sanseverino Prize has been created in memory of Prof. Lodovico Riva di Sanseverino founder of the International School of Crystallography in the 50th Anniversary of its institution. The award recognizes the work of those scientists in the field of the dissemination of crystallography and of education […]


Third Alajos Kálmán Prize to Piero Macchi

The Alajos Kálmán Prize preserves the memory of the late Alajos Kálmán, an eminent scientist in the field of chemical crystallography. The Prize is established by the Hungarian Chemical Society and is endorsed by European Crystallographic Association (ECA). This year the prize goes to Professor Piero Macchi from the Department […]


Thirtheenth Max Perutz Prize to Professor Mariusz Jaskólski

The 2024 Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association has been awarded to Professor Mariusz Jaskólski from the Faculty of Chemistry at A. Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Professor Jaskólski is being honored for his lifetime dedication to crystallographic studies of medically relevant macromolecules. His achievements include the co-discovery […]


Thirtheenth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Dr. Daniel Mazzone

The laureate of the thirtheenth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize is Dr. Daniel Mazzone from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland. The prize is awarded to Daniel Mazzone for his outstanding contributions in the field of quantum effects in strongly correlated electron materials, employing cutting-edge X-ray and neutron […]


Call for “Women in Crystallography” grants

A call is open for the assignment of grants from the funds of the “Women in Crystallography” Fundraising project, to attend meetings, congresses, and schools of crystallographic interest. These grants are intended to provide financial support for Early Career scientists to cover expenses such as registration, travel, and accommodation. You […]


European Crystallography Video Contest

  The European Crystallography Video Contest is open to all schoolchildren from European countries. Its goal is to introduce young students to the exciting and challenging world of Crystal Growing and Crystallography.   This contest is organized by GIG-03 (Education in Crystallography General Interest Group) from the European Crystallographic Association […]


Call for nominations for five ECA prizes

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for five different prizes: the thirteenth 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 […]


Henk Schenk (1939-2023)

Henk Schenk, founder, first president, and honorary member of the Dutch Crystallographic Association (NVK), passed away on Thursday, September 14. Henk was a very amiable, good-natured crystallographer who meant a lot to the Dutch and International crystallographic community. Henk, born in Koog aan de Zaan, studied chemistry at the University […]

Henk Schenk

History of the “Women in Crystallography” logo

The “Women in Crystallography” project was launched in 2018 during the ECM31 in Oviedo (Spain) thanks to the first organized microsymposium on Women in Crystallography (MS45). The Chairs of the microsymposium (Julia Contreras García and Annalisa Guerri) were asked to provide a logo and a motto for the MS to […]


First Franco-German Young Crystallographers Meeting (YCM1)

The first Franco-German Young Crystallographers Meeting (YCM1) will take place in Strasbourg from September 26 to 29, 2023. This new scientific event aims to bring together up to 80 young crystallographers (researchers, doctoral students, post-docs and engineers), all sciences combined. The multidisciplinary nature of crystallography will be highlighted during this […]


Alexei Vagin (1944 – 2023)

Doctor Alexei Vagin, who died on 25th March 2023, contributed greatly to the practice of X-ray crystallography for over 50 years. He organised the (sparse) computing services of the protein group at the Moscow Institute of Crystallography during the 1970s and 80s, then after his move to Western Europe in […]


Twelfth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Dr. Matilde Saura-Múzquiz

The laureate of the 2023 Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize is Dr. Matilde Saura-Múzquiz, for her impressive early carrier contributions to the field of crystallography of functional materials, in particular those related to the studies of magnetic and non-magnetic complex oxyde structure (scheelites, fergusonites, perovskites, pyrochlores, …) and studies on […]