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Coming events

1st Meeting of the Young Crystallographers
28th Sep 2014 - 30th Sep 2014
Germany: University of Bremen, Bremen

Contemporary Crystallography in Croatia
30th Sep 2014 9:00am-7:00pm
Croatia: Zagreb

From Molecules to Medicine: How Structure Helps Cure Disease
9th Oct 2014 2:00pm-3:00pm
United States: Webinar, US Eastern Time

Crystal morphology course
11th Oct 2014
Belgium: Antwerp

2014 International Symposium on Crystallography – 100 Years of History
12th Oct 2014 - 15th Oct 2014
Brazil: Fortaleza

the 6th AONSA Neutron School
12th Oct 2014 - 17th Oct 2014
Indonesia: Serpong, Jakarta

IYCr2014: Challenges in Crystallography
13th Oct 2014 2:00pm - 14th Oct 2014 1:00pm
Italy: Rome

Aux confins de la matière
14th Oct 2014 6:30pm
Belgium: Unamur

8th Belgian Crystallography Symposium BCS-8
15th Oct 2014 9:30am
Belgium: Brussels

Ongoing exhibitions

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Voyage dans le cristal
Throughout 2014
Worldwide

Living with crystals
13th Feb 2014 6:00pm - 11th Jan 2015 6:00pm
Slovenia: Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije, Ljubljana

Crystallography Display for IYCr2014
19th Mar 2014 2:00pm - 25th Oct 2014 4:00pm
United Kingdom: Diss, Norfolk

Crystallography in everyday life"- Travelling photo-Exhibition
12th Jun 2014 - 27th Oct 2014
Australia: Australia

Crystallography for Humankind
23rd Jun 2014 - 23rd Dec 2014
Portugal: Caparica

Exhibition "Gemmes, une brillante histoire" ("Gems, a bright story")
6th Jul 2014 - 5th Oct 2014
France: Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye

Journey Into the Crystal CEBU
8th Sep 2014 9:00am - 17th Oct 2014 6:00pm
Philippines: Cebu City

Crystallography: Where Art & Science Collide
18th Sep 2014 - 17th Jan 2015
United States: Bryan, TX

Celebrating the International Year of Crystallography
26th Sep 2014 6:00pm - 5th Oct 2014 11:00pm
Malta: Valletta


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Latest news


OpenFactory a resounding success

[participants]The IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory brought together 20 young scientists from 15 different countries in an intensive and stimulating training programme in theoretical and practical aspects of X-ray crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering. The event took place in Darmstadt and Grenoble, and was sponsored by three independent companies, STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs.

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Posted 25 Sep 2014 

FEBS Journal special issue

[cover image]To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014, the FEBS Journal, one of the premier venues for publishing the results of biochemistry-related research, put together a thematic Special Issue devoted to crystallography. This Special Issue contains six invited reviews and 19 invited original contributions covering a wide range of subjects in the area of history, methods, and new results in macromolecular crystallography.


Posted 24 Sep 2014 

More philatelic activity

On 31 August 2014, the Italian postal service Poste Italiane issued a special postmark to mark the inauguration of the First European Crystallography School at the Univeristy of Pavia, and to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography.

Meanwhile, the Korean Crystallographic Association has been involved in the design of three commemorative stamps to celebratethe International Year.

Visit the postage stamps section of this website for further details on these and the many other stamp issues during the International Year.


Posted 18 Sep 2014 

100 years of crystallography as seen through 15 small molecule crystal structures

STOE000_OpenFactory_logos_smallThe IYCr2014 STOE-DECTRIS-Xenocs OpenFactory is currently taking place. On Friday 19 September, 11:00 am, Prof G.R. Desiraju (IIS Bangalore, India), Immediate Past President of the IUCr, will give a talk entitled "100 years of crystallography as seen through 15 small molecule crystal structures".


Posted 17 Sep 2014 

Report on OpenLab Turkey

label_draft_v.2.0Forty-five students attended the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Turkey, organized in partnership with Agilent Technologies. The workshop took place at the Dokuz Eylül University at İzmir in Turkey. It focused on single-crystal structure determination by X-ray diffraction and aimed to  cover all steps from mounting the crystal to reporting the results. The programme consisted of lectures and practical sessions; the lectures dealt with crystal symmetry, X-ray diffraction from a crystal, phase problem, structure solution and refinement. 

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Posted 16 Sep 2014 

Diving into the heart of the molecules of life

The video Diving into the heart of the molecules of life, prepared by researchers at the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France, and available from YouTube in both English and French language versions, provides a detailed and informative introduction to the practice of protein crystallography. Colleagues are invited to prepare versions of this video in other languages.

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Posted 26 Aug 2014 

Australian commemorative coin

To mark the UNESCO International Year of Crystallography, the Royal Australian Mint has produced a great coin with a focus on crystallography! We have developed a coin series entitled Clever Australia – A Nation  of great inventors, marking significant inventions that Australians have invented. The first coin in the series is called Medi-mazing, celebrating medical marvels. It celebrates the great development of X-ray crystallography, and it also features the pacemaker, penicillin, IVF embryo freezing and spray-on skin for burns victims. You can view the coin here on the Australian Mint eShop: https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/2014-1-Medi-mazing-Coin/310586.aspx

In celebration of Australia’s National Science Week, we are going to be embarking on a social media promotional program next week focused on the inventions featured on the coin and will be sure to tag IYCr2014!

Michelle Nakamura
Marketing & Communications Manager
Royal Australian Mint


Posted 16 Aug 2014 

Crystallography in everyday life

The winning entries in the Agilent/IUCr photo competition Crystallography in Everyday Life were announced at the IUCr Congress in Montreal. Two USD 1000 travel bursaries were awarded to: Mélanie Meyer for her witty image When baking meets crystallography; and Jens Preben Morth for IceRowan, showing ice crystals forming on rowan berries. These, along with the most notable other submissions from the 254 entries received for the competition, can be seen in a special section of the the IYCr2014 website.


Posted 16 Aug 2014