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Coming events

First European Crystallography School
28th Aug 2014 - 6th Sep 2014
Italy: Pavia

IMA 2014
1st Sep 2014 - 5th Sep 2014
South Africa: Johannesburg

Agilent OpenLab Turkey
1st Sep 2014 - 5th Sep 2014
Turkey: Izmir

National Seminar on Crystallography and National Workshop on CADD
1st Sep 2014 9:30am - 3rd Sep 2014 5:30pm
India: Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand

IYCr2014@Innsbruck - symposium and exhibition celebrating 100 years of crystallography - Focus Structural Biology
8th Sep 2014 9:00am - 9th Sep 2014 6:00pm
Austria: Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB), Innrain 80-82, A-6020 Innsbruck

Plenary Lecture at the first SGI-SIMP meeting
10th Sep 2014 - 12th Sep 2014
Italy: Milano

STOE DECTRIS Xenocs OpenFactory
10th Sep 2014 - 19th Sep 2014
Germany: Grenoble and Darmstadt

ICCBM15 crystallization workshop
14th Sep 2014 - 16th Sep 2014
Germany: Hamburg

2nd Joint AIC-SILS conference
15th Sep 2014 - 18th Sep 2014
Italy: Florence

Hands-on workshop
15th Sep 2014
Canada: Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon

Ongoing exhibitions

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Voyage dans le cristal
Throughout 2014

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

Lattices and invisible rays
9th May 2014 - 12th Sep 2014
Sweden: Lund

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

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Latest news

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 

Commemorative medal

H. M. Mohammed VI
King of Morocco
Coin2Following a proposal by Morocco and the subsequent proclamation by the United Nations of 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography, the National Central Bank of Morocco, Bank Al-Maghrib, has engraved a commemorative silver medal which was released on 7 August 2014.

Posted 09 Aug 2014 

Prosit !

cristalizado1_smallcristalizado1_smallCristalizado, the wine of the International Year of Crystallography 2014, has been created by Carrau wineries and Professors Francisco Carrau and Eduardo Boido of the Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República in Montevideo (Uruguay). 

This Tannat Rosé wine has been processed in such a way that small natural crystals of potassium bitartrate (a natural component of grapes and wine) were allowed to form in the bottle. 

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Posted 31 Jul 2014 

1st Crystallography Olympiad held in Poland

olimpiada-logo-2To celebrate IYCr2014 and to accentuate a series of important anniversaries, including “The Jan Czochralski Year 2013”, the Committee of Crystallography in Poland has organized the 1st National Crystallography Olympiad.

The Finals were held in Wroclaw on June 25, 2014, in connection with the Annual Polish Crystallographic Meeting (“Crystallographic Conversations”).  

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Posted 30 Jul 2014 

Live from Montevideo

CIMG7961_cropped_lqTwenty students and six lecturers are attending the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Uruguay, organized in partnership with Bruker.

The OpenLab is being held at the Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, Montevideo. It started on Wednesday 23 July with lectures on symmetry, space groups, International Table for Crystallography and X-ray diffraction, and hands-on session on crystal mounting and single-crystal XRD. More lectures and tutorials are scheduled until Thursday 31 July. Lecturers are Leopoldo Suescun (chair of the organizing committee), Ricardo Faccio and Alvaro W. Mombrú from local university, Javier Ellena from USP-Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brasil, together with Bruce Noll (Bruker) and Claude Lecomte (IUCr).

Posted 26 Jul 2014 

A little dictionary of crystallography

odc_frontcoverA paperback edition of the Online Dictionary of Crystallography has been released and will be available at the IUCr booth in Montreal at the special price of 16 CAD (11 EUR, 9 GBP). To reserve your copy for collection at the Congress, please send us an email (reservedict@iucr.org).

The book is produced by the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature as a contribution to the outreach activities of IYCr2014, and is edited by André Authier and Gervais Chapuis.

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Posted 24 Jul 2014