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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 […]


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 […]


58th course of the International School of Crystallography “Structural Drug Design 2023: Biology, Chemistry and Computers”

The deadline for the application to the 58th course of the International School of Crystallography “Structural Drug Design 2023: Biology, Chemistry and Computers” is Wednesday 30th November. The purpose of the course is to provide the students with: a) an overview of the current structural and biophysical techniques used in […]


Launch of the AFRAMED network

The AFRAMED International Research Network (IRN) was officially inaugurated on 31 August 2022 in Nancy, France. The objective of the AFRAMED network, led by Claude Lecomte, emeritus professor at the Laboratory of Crystallography, Magnetic Resonance and Modelling (CRM2 – CNRS/University of Lorraine), is to connect a diffractometer from a French […]


The history of the ECA logo

By Dritan Siliqi, Institute of Crystallography, CNR, Bari, Italy. The European Crystallographic Association, formally established at the meeting of Lisbon in 1997, elected its first president of the Association, prof Carmelo Giacovazzo (ECA president 1997 – 2000). He was also the Director of the Institute of Crystallography, CNR in Bari, […]


Twelfth ECA Max Perutz Prize to Professor William Clegg

The twelfth  Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association  (ECA) is awarded to Emeritus Professor William Clegg from the School of  Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. William (Bill) Clegg has made a tremendous impact in crystallographic science and education during a career spanning nearly five decades starting […]