SIG-13 Molecular Structure and Chemical Properties

Scope and Objectives

SIG 13 is supporting advances in molecular and crystal structure, in chemical crystallography through both theoretical and experimental methods and their applications with the aim to discover the relationship between the molecular structure and the chemical properties. We provide a coherent forum for molecular crystallographers working in many of the cutting edge areas of materials design, crystal engineering, tailoring molecular materials for physical properties etc. The aim of the SIG is to promote activity where chemistry is seen through the eyes of the crystallographer, and to represent and connect researchers in this area. We encourage all European chemical crystallographers to join the SIG as members of the ECA.


SIG13 main activities:

  • SIG 13 organizes Microsymposia and suggests plenary and keynote lecturers at European Crystallography Meetings
  • SIG 13 members organizes / contributes to the European Crystallography Schools
  • SIG 13 members organize additional meetings, seminars, workshops, and schools, especially Satellite meetings to the ECM
  • SIG 13 provides professional support to events which are related to chemical crystallography
  • SIG 13 promotes other activities of interest to chemical and molecular crystallographers, that may favour research interests and developments in the area of chemical crystallography and molecular structure.

SIG-13 Officers

Petra Bombicz (Chair)
Research Laboratory of Chemical Crystallography, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Magyar Tudósok körútja 2, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary

Teresa Duarte (Co-Chair)
Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico Universidade de Lisboa, Av Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal

Katharina Edkins (Secretary)
School of Health Sciences, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK