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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


ECM-32 Poster Prizes

IUCr Journals Poster Prize in the category Structural Chemistry Gál Tamás Gyal, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary) – MS35-P35 Effect of Crystallization Conditions on Diuretic Clopamide and its Copper(II) Complexes IUCr Journals Poster Prize in the category Applied Crystallography Rameshan Raffael,  Technische Universität Wien (Austria) – MS18-P10 Structural Modification of Perovskites by Tailored […]


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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