Sybolt Harkema (1940-2019)

On September 1st, 2019, Sybolt Harkema, former Assistant Professor at the Technical University Twente, died at the age of 78 years. Sybolt Harkema was born in Noordeloos, the Netherlands, as the son of vickar Harke Harkema and his wife Agaath. He visited the secondary school (lyceum) in Zeist at the […]

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Catalina Ruiz Pérez (1957-2019)

It is with great sorrow that we report that our colleague Professor Catalina Ruiz-Perez passed away on August 8 when she was sixty-two. Catalina Ruiz-Pérez was born in Valencia (Spain) in 1957 and she was Full Professor of Applied Physics in the Department of Physics at Universidad de La Laguna […]


First Alajos Kálmán Prize for Luigi Nassimbeni

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 Luigi Nassimbeni from Cape Town […]

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Call for nominations for the first International Alajos Kálmán Prize

The International 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). The ECA awards the Alajos Kálmán Prize twice in a three-year cycle […]


Eleventh ECA Max Perutz Prize to Professor Elspeth Garman

The Eleventh Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is awarded to Professor Elspeth Garman from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK. The Max Perutz Prize is awarded in recognition of Elspeth Garman’s invaluable contribution to the field of macromolecular crystallographic methods by developing tools and […]


SpringerBriefs in Crystallography

Springer  announces the launch of a new series of crystallography monographs under the title “SpringerBriefs in Crystallography”. They cover a new discipline within the “SpringerBriefs” collection, which publishes concise monographs with an intermediate scope. SpringerBriefs already covers 84 fields spanning a wide range from natural sciences to law, social sciences […]


ECA Executive Committee met in Berlin

The ECA Executive Committee had its annual Winter Meeting in Berlin on the weekend from February 22nd to 24th, 2019. For many new Officers, this was the first Executive Committee meeting after they were elected by the ECA Council at ECM31 in Oviedo. In addition to the day-to-day business of […]


Meet the recipients of ECA bursaries @PCCr2

Gift Mehlana (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe), Seham Kamal (Cairo University, Egypt), Rim Benali-Cherif (Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University, Algeria) are the three recipients of the ECA travel grants for attending the 2nd Pan African Conference on Crystallography/African Light Source 2, PCCr2-AfLS2. They share their impressions: Gift: “I had an opportunity to […]


ECA travel grants for young African scientists to PCCr2

Following the commitment of the ECA to support the empowerment of crystallography in Africa, three travel grants have been assigned to three emerging young researchers who will take part to the 2nd Pan African Crystallographic Conference – PCCr2 – which will take place in Accra (Ghana) from January 28th to February 3rd […]


Joel Bernstein (1941-2019)

Joel Bernstein was born on September 12, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Philip and Florence Bernstein. He obtained his B.A. degree in chemistry from Cornell University (1962), M.Sc. (1964) and Ph.D. in physical chemistry (1967) from Yale University with Prof. Basil G. Anex, working on the solid-state spectroscopy of […]


Aafje Looijenga-Vos (1928 -2018)

Aafje Looijenga-Vos, emeritus professor of structural chemistry at the University of Groningen, died at the age of 90 on 4 November 2018. Aafje Looijenga-Vos was professor of general chemistry from 1962 to 1967 and professor of structural chemistry from 1967 to 1983 at the University of Groningen. She was one […]


Call for nominations for the ECA Perutz Prize 2019

The European Crystallographic Association is pleased to announce the eleventh Max Perutz Prize. The Prize will be awarded in recognition of meritorious achievements in any branch of crystallography to an individual scientist clearly affiliated with the ECA.