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 . These enveloped viruses possess an RNA (ribonucleic acid) genome and characteristic surface projections, recognizable by electron microscopy […]
The ECA Executive Committee met for its annual Winter Meeting at SOLEIL over the weekend of February 28th to March 1st. Three colleagues who could not travel due to the Coronavirus crisis joined via Skype. In addition to the day-to-day business of the Committee, considerable time was devoted to discussing […]
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 […]
The next national congress (“colloque”) of the French Crystallographic Association will take place in Grenoble in July 2020.
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 […]
A new Museum showing the beauty of crystallography has been inaugurated at the University of Parma. The exhibition covers different aspects of crystallography and it is particularly focused on the connection between crystals and daily life, medicine, nutrition, advanced materials, with the aim to highlight the importance of structure in […]
The ECA President Alessia Bacchi and Past-President Andrè Roodt were invited to attend the 1st Russian Crystallographic Conference (http://www.crys.ras.ru/rcc), taking place in Moscow from the 21 to the 26th of November and chaired by the Director of the Kurchatov Institute, Prof. Mikhail Kovalchuk. The Conference was organized by the Russian […]
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