Event Name XXIV Symposium of the Specialized Group on Crystallography and Crystal Growth (GE3C)
Start Date 23rd Jun 2014
End Date 26th Jun 2014
Duration 4 days

The GE3C XXIV Symposium will take place in Bilbao in June 2014, from the 23th to 26th. The Congress will be held at the Bizkaia Aretoa building: the auditorium of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) in the city of Bilbao. This building, designed by architect Alvaro Siza, is located in one of the most emblematic areas of Bilbao, over the sea loch and next to the Guggenheim Museum, just in the middle of Abandoibarra Avenue.

This is a very special year for Crystallography since on July 3th, 2012 the General Assembly of the United Nations (resolution 66/2849) decided to proclaim 2014 as The International Year of Crystallography. The proclamation points out that education in crystallography and its applications is critical to address challenges such as health and environmental problems, since crystallographers determine the structure of proteins and small molecules used in the design of essential drugs also proposing solutions to the pollution of soil and plants.

We wish to make the most of our Basque spirit, land and people together for junction and interchange, to facilitate the exchange of ideas, diffusion of our groups´ latest scientific findings, the establishment or strengthening of partnerships and the promotion of young researchers working in fields related to Crystallography.

Topics: biomaterials, crystal growth, crystallography, materials for energy, porous materials, organometallic compounds (MOFs), nanomaterials, ...

Location Bilbao
Contact José Luis PIZARRO
URL http://www.ehu.es/en/web/ge3c2014
Category symposia