Opening Ceremony, UNESCO, Paris, 20-21 January 2014

[UNESCO Hall]
[UNESCO Building]

Programme brochure (PDF file) English

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Day 1 | 20 January

08:30-09:55 Registration

Video clip of the International Year of Crystallography

10:00-10:55 Welcome

Neil Ford, Director of the Division of Public Information of UNESCO, Moderator
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations by video message
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO | Transcript (PDF): English and French
Gautam R. Desiraju, President of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) | Transcript (PDF): English
Soumaia Benkhaldoun, Vice-Minister of Higher Education and Research of Morocco

Messages from International and National Organizations, speakers:

Alain Fuchs, President of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Nicole Moreau, Past-President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Chair of the Organizing Committee of IYC - From IYC to IYCr
John Dudley, President of the European Physical Society, Chair of the Steering Committee of IYL - From IYCr to IYL
Walter Maresch, President of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA)
Gregory Petsko, President of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
Claude Lecomte, Vice-President of IUCr - From the Africa Initiative to the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLabs | Transcript (PDF): French

10:55-11:30 Lecture on milestones in crystallography and future perspectives

Christian Brönnimann, Introduction
Jenny Glusker - Crystallography: past, present and future

11:30-12:00 Coffee break 

12:00-13:10 Session 1: Young talented crystallographers of the world

Philip Ball, Moderator

12:00-12:40 Short talks from young crystallographers from all regions of the world

Speakers:

  • Africa: Yvon Bibila (Côte d'Ivoire), Delia Haynes (South Africa)
  • Arab States: Mohamed Eddaoudi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Asia: Rumana Akther Jahan (Bangladesh), Ji-Joon Song (Republic of Korea)
  • Latin America: Adriana Serquis (Argentina)
  • Eastern Europe: Marcin Nowotny (Poland)
  • Western Europe and North America: Anders Ø. Madsen (Denmark)

12:40-13:10 Roundtable on careers in crystallography

Declarations of young scientists to world governments to be collected in a booklet on careers and future developments of crystallography

13:10-14:50 Lunch break 

14:50-15:30 Nobel laureate lecture

Jules Tenon, Introduction
Brian K. Kobilka Structural insights into G-protein coupled receptor signalling
Judith Howard, Summary remarks

15:30-18:00 Session 2: Crystallography in emerging nations: success stories and the role for development in the BRICS countries

Neil Ford, Director of the Division of Public Information of UNESCO, Chair/Facilitator
Hao Ping, President of the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of India to UNESCO

Speakers: 

  • Thirumalachari Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India - India
  • Glaucius Oliva, President of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) - Brazil

16:35-17:00 Coffee break 

  • Thomas Auf der Heyde, Deputy Director-General at the South African national Department of Science and Technology (DST); Catharine Esterhuysen, President of the South African Crystallographic Society – South Africa
  • Mikhail Kovalchuk, Director of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Chairman of the Russian National Committee for Crystallography – Russian Federation
  • Gao Song, President of the Chinese Crystallographic Society (CCrS) - China

Day 2 | 21 January

09:00-11:15 Session 3: Crystallography for society and the future

Johannes Friso van der Veen, Chair and introduction
John Spence - From X-ray tubes to X-ray lasers
Martijn Fransen - Crystallography in our daily lives | See the video of the presentation on: Vimeo (high-resolution) | YouTube
Rigaku’s video clip - Applications of crystallography | See the video on: Youtube
Juliette Pradon - Crystallography research in the developing world
Sunday Asuquo Thomas, Introduction
David Bish and David Blake - Crystallography in the study of the Universe
Frank Burgäzy - A Short History of Crystallographic Technology
Diego Lamas, Introduction
Philippe Walter - Crystallography in the studies of art and historical artefacts

11:15-11:45 Coffee break 

11:45-12:45 Session 4: Crystallography, symmetry and art

Hocine Merazig, Chair and introduction
Abdelmalek Thalal - Symmetry in art and architecture of the western Islamic Golden Age
Emil Makovicky - Highlights of eastern Islamic ornamental art as seen through crystallographers' eyes
Peter J. Lu - Modern math in medieval Islamic architecture

12:45-13:20 Session 5: Crystallography and peace

Samar Hasnain, Chair and introduction - IUCrJ and crystallography working across nations
Chris Llewellyn Smith - SESAME: Fostering science, building bridges

13:20-13:30 Closing remarks - International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) of UNESCO

Maciej Nalecz, Director, Executive Secretary of the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) of UNESCO

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs:
Maciej Nalecz, Director and Executive Secretary of UNESCO-IBSP
Gautam R Desiraju, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India), President of the IUCr

Members from UNESCO: 
Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga, Assistant Programme Specialist
Ahmed Fahmi, Programme Specialist
Magalie Lebreton-Traoré, Programme Specialist, Secretary of the Organizing Committee
Susan Schneegans, Science Editor
Francesco Glorioso, Consultant

Members from the IUCr: 
Claude Lecomte, Université de Lorraine, Nancy (France), Vice President of the IUCr
Michele Zema, University of Pavia (Italy), IUCr Project Manager for IYCr2014
Luc Van Meervelt, University of Leuven (Belgium), Treasurer and General Secretary of the IUCr
Samar Hasnain, University of Liverpool (UK), IUCr Journals Editor-in-Chief

Programme Committee

Co-Chairs:
Gautam R Desiraju, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India), President of the IUCr
Maciej Nalecz, Director and Executive Secretary of UNESCO-IBSP

Members from UNESCO:
Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga, Assistant Programme Specialist
Ahmed Fahmi, Programme Specialist

Members from the IUCr: 
Claude Lecomte, Université de Lorraine, Nancy (France), Vice President of the IUCr
Michele Zema, University of Pavia (Italy), IUCr Project Manager for IYCr2014
Luc Van Meervelt, University of Leuven (Belgium), Treasurer and General Secretary of the IUCr
Samar Hasnain, University of Liverpool (UK), IUCr Journals Editor-in-Chief
Abdelmalek Thalal, University of Marrakech (Morocco), President of Moroccan Crystallographic Association

Other Members: Nicole Moreau (Past President of IUPAC, President of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry), Romain Murenzi (TWAS Executive Director).

Supporting Institutions
 

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Programme contributions

The following contributions by commercial sponsors to events in the Opening Ceremony programme are graciously acknowledged

Keynote Lecture: Jenny Glusker, Crystallography: past, present and future Dectris_logo
Nobel Laureate Lecture: Brian K. Kobilka, Structural insights into G-protein coupled receptor signaling RSC_LOGO_CMYK_300dpi
John Spence, From X-ray tube to X-ray lasers  

Large-scale facilities

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TU_logo MaxIV_logo CLS_logo
   
Martijn FransenCrystallography in our daily life PANalytical_logo
Juliette Pradon, Crystallographic research in the developing world CCDC_logo
Frank Burgäzy, A Short History of Crystallographic Technology Bruker_logo
Video: Applications of crystallography Rigaku_logo
Session: Crystallography and peace

 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

IUCr    ccdc   panalytical   dectris   agilent   bruker   Royal Society of Chemistry   American Elements: global manufacturer of advanced crystal and semiconductor materials for optics, electronics, and high technology applications   Lyncean Technologies   Oxford Cryosystems   Anton Paar   Rigaku   Astex Therapeutics   STOE   Xenocs   Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin   

La cristallographie, une clé de la connaissance - Crystallography, a key to knowledge

satelliteDate: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Venue: Room 11, UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris 
Organized  by: Comité de pilotage de l’ « Année Internationale de la Cristallographie en France – AICr2014 » with the support of UNESCO, the IUCr and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, and under the auspices of the French Academy of Sciences.

Participation is free. 

This meeting is intended for scientists of all disciplines and also for PhD or master students. It aims at introducing all the current challenges of crystallography and enlightening the prospects opened by this science in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and Earth sciences.
The presentations will be given in French or in English, a simultaneous translation will be provided.
The workshop will be broadcast live thanks to the partnership of some French Universities. In addition, the talks will be recorded and will be available on the UPMC-Sorbonne website (http://video.upmc.fr).

List of invited speakers

• Massimo ALTARELLI – XFEL – Hamburg – Germany
« New horizons of structural investigations at the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility »

• Karim BENZERARA – Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris –  France
« The Crystal and the Living: when crystallography meets microbiology  »

• Jacqueline CHERFILS – CNRS – Gif-sur-Yvette – France
Title to be defined 

• Vincent FAVRE-NICOLIN – INAC/CEA – Grenoble – France
« Cristallographie 2014 : des poudres aux nano-structures de semi-conducteurs »

• René GUINEBRETIERE –  Centre Européen de la Céramique – Limoges – France
Title to be defined  

• Maryvonne HERVIEU – CRISMAT – Caen – France
« Electrons et nano-analyses structurales de la matière condensée »

• Irene MARGIOLAKI – Université de Patras – Greece
« Macromolecular Powder Diffraction: Past, Present, Future » 

• Paolo RADAELLI – University of Oxford – UK
Title to be defined

• David STUART – University of Oxford –  UK
Title to be defined

• Bertrand TOUDIC – Université de Rennes – France
« Crystallography in high dimensions » 

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