Wolfgang Jeitschko (1936-2020)

Wolfgang Jeitschko, passed away on August 5th, 2020, during his afternoon nap. The solid state and materials chemistry and crystallography community and especially his friend and colleagues lost an outstanding scientist, an enthusiastic teacher, and a distinguished gentleman. Wolfgang Jeitschko, born on May 27th, 1936, in Prague, finished school in […]


Freely available MOF data subset from CCDC

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) has made around 10,000 metal—organic framework structures free to academics in the new CSD MOF Collection. This has been announced in a letter in Matter. “We have seen incredible growth in the number and variety of MOFs synthesised and over the past 50 years, […]


Ekkehart Tillmanns (1941-2020)

Shortly before reaching the age of 80, Prof. Ekkehart Tillmanns passed away unexpectedly at the end of 2020 in the circle of his family in Vienna. In the same year, he had been awarded the Abraham-Gottlob-Werner-Medal in gold by the German Mineralogical Society as the latest significant recognition of his […]


Website ECM33 open!

On behalf of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and of the French Association of Crystallography (AFC), it is our pleasure to announce the opening of the website of  the 33rd European Crystallographic Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Music Conservatory and recently refurbished Congress Centre in Versailles, close […]


Stanko Popović (1938-2020)

With great sorrow we inform the crystallographic community that our colleague Academician Stanko Popović, Professor Emeritus, passed away on December 17, 2020 at the age of 83. Stanko Popović was born in Čitluk, Croatia, in 1938. He graduated Experimental physics from the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb […]


Celebrating Rosalind Franklin’s 100-year Birthday: New Structures, New Challenges

The Biological Structures Group of the British Crystallographic Association organises its virtual Winter Meeting 2020 on Friday 18th December. It celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s 100th Birthday with a line-up of worldleading international speakers presenting some of the newest and exciting achievements in structural biology, including a substantial number of presentations related […]


Online workshop on electron crystallography

2020 was a particular year, keeping communication on the scientific scene on an extremely low level. SIG4, therefore, decided to fill the information gap and organize a short workshop on 17 December 2020 for keeping the community alive and updated on the progress in the field of electron crystallography. The […]


Three day online course in Powder X-ray diffractometry

PhD’s, postdocs and other researchers in the Netherlands and beyond are invited to join an online course in Powder X-ray diffractometry (PXRD) that will be held from 24th to 26th of November of this year 2020. With this online workshop and school on Powder Diffraction we intend to help participants […]


Zürich School of Crystallography 2021

The Zurich School is intended primarily for young researchers in the chemical, molecular and solid state sciences. Applicants from all regions of the world will be considered. The goal is that the participants gain hands-on experience plus a theoretical background in the art and science of routine crystal and molecular […]


New dates for ECA congresses and schools

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced ECA to postpone the European Crystallographic School to be held this July in Budapest, Hungary, to next year. The next European Crystallographic Meeting which was planned for August 2021 will be held in August 2022 in Versailles, France. This event needed to be postponed because […]


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Dirk Feil (1933 – 2020)

Dirk (Dick) Feil passed away on the 22nd of April 2020 at the age of 87.  Dirk Feil was born in Zeist, the Netherlands, in 1933.  Married in 1958, Dirk and his young wife Annet set out to see something of the world.  In 1959, despite misgivings about the apartheid […]


What role can crystallography play in the fight against Covid-19?

The SARS-COV-2 virus responsible for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which is progressively spreading throughout the world, belongs to the coronavirus family, the first members of which were identified almost a century ago [1]. These enveloped viruses possess an RNA (ribonucleic acid) genome and characteristic surface projections, recognizable by electron microscopy […]

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