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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, […]


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 […]