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 […]

Keep up to date with ECM34

ECM34 will take place in Padova, Italy from 26th – 31st August 2024. Keep up to date with information about the next European Crystallographic Meeting on the conference website.   Padova is one of the most charming towns in Italy and hosts a lively University that is among the oldest […]

ECS8 Berlin – Application deadline extended until 15th March

ECS8, the 2023 European Crystallographic School will take place in person from the 18th – 24th June. The school will be held at the BESSY II electron storage ring, operated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. The focus of the school will cover the various applications of X-ray crystallography to powders, small […]

Olga Kennard (1924 – 2023)

Dr Olga Kennard (OBE, FRS) has passed away on 2nd March 2023 at the age of 98. Olga made enormous contributions to crystallography, and science more generally, through the establishment of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre and her involvement in the founding of other databases such as the Protein Data […]

Summer School on Mathematical Crystallography

The Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography (MaThCryst) of the International Union of Crystallography is organizing a school on mathematical crystallography in Nancy, France in June 2023. This school is the continuation of those organized in 2005, 2010 (two schools), and 2019. The program is based on an in-depth analysis […]

Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize 2023 – call for nominations

The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) and the European Crystallographic Association(ECA) invite nominations for the Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize 2023. The Prize is awarded in recognition of notable experimental, methodological or theoretical contributions to the investigation of matter, using Crystallographic or Neutron Scattering methods. Criteria Young scientist (up to […]

Karl F. Fischer (1925 -2022)

Karl Fischer, emeritus professor of crystallography at the Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken), passed away on 29 October 2022 at the age of 97 in active retirement. It was just one year ago, when he had been awarded the prestigious Carl Hermann Medal by the German Society of Crystallography (DGK) for […]

Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 5

HTCC5 will focus on experimental advances in macromolecular crystallography. The workshop will take place at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Conference Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia from the 16th – 21st April 2023. Topics will include crystallisation, processing, databases, and visualisation. Registration will open on 16th October 2022. The early bird registration […]