IYCr2014 Declarations

The following formal declarations arose from IUCr-UNESCO activities held to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014. Click on the thumbnails to download reproductions of the original documents. The full texts are given below.

Opening ceremony: Declaration of Young Talented Crystallographers of the World
South Asia Summit: Appeal to IUCr to promote regional scientific collaboration
Latin America Summit: Appeal to IUCr to promote regional scientific collaboration
Africa Summit: Appeal to IUCr, UNESCO and other bodies to promote science in the region
IYCr Legacy Conference: Commitment from international organizations to further the IYCr2014 objectives

Declaration of Young Talented Crystallographers of the World

From the Opening Ceremony of the United Nations International Year of Crystallography, UNESCO, Paris, France. 20-21 January 2014

[Young crystallographers panel]
Participants in the 'Young crystallographers' panel. The signatories of the declaration are in the fornt row (with the exception of Delia Haynes): Adriana Serquis, Ji-Joon Song, Marcin Nowotny, Yvon Bibila, Anders Madsen, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Rumana Akther Jahan. Philip Ball, moderator of the session, is standing third from left at the back.

We, the participants of the Round Table of Young Talented Crystallographers of the World at UNESCO on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony, discussed the challenges that face researchers in various regions of the world at the early stage of their careers. We identified the following common issues and problems that we wish to share.

Extreme workloads: Young researchers face problems with long working hours, high pressure and expectations to obtain results and to publish papers quickly and in top journals, job insecurity, and large teaching commitments. These pressures are intensifying, and make it hard to balance professional and family life. They hinder the freedom to explore original and innovative directions or to think about long-term research goals. These problems are echoed in a recent global survey of young scientists.*

Access to facilities and journals: Research is often hampered by the inability to access specialised experimental facilities, either because these are regionally absent or because younger researchers can find it hard to compete for limited availability. For cost reasons, many libraries no longer stock some important journals. These are problems that all researchers face, but such obstacles and the resultant delays are especially damaging in early-stage careers.

Training: Many panellists had benefitted enormously from training courses at both general and advanced levels, which can offer expert tuition and hands-on experience. But such opportunities are limited, and not all universities, institutions or national research bodies provide them. The panel stresses the vital importance of training for young researchers.

Funding: Some countries provide funding streams specifically for early-stage researchers. But others do not. In some developing countries, funding even for day-to-day expenses is essentially non-existent. The panel urges that due consideration be given to ensuring that some funding is earmarked for this purpose.

Collaboration: Exchanges and collaborations between developed and developing countries play a vital role in alleviating the disparities that exist in opportunities and resources globally. But it is essential that such collaborations are meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships between all parties, and that they result in the creation of jobs, laboratories or other infrastructure in the less wealthy partners, rather than becoming a recruiting strategy for richer nations.

We, the undersigned, support this declaration. We call on senior scientists, policymakers and heads of institutions to recognize these concerns, and to work towards a situation in which the efforts and abilities of young researchers can be most effectively used.

Rumana JahanUniversity of DhakaBangladesh      Marcin NowotnyInternational Institute of Molecular and Cell BiologyPoland
Ji-Joon SongKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyRepublic of Korea  Adriana SerquisCentro Atomico BarilocheArgentina
Mohamed EddaoudiKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologySaudi Arabia  Yvon Bibila Mayaya BisseyouUniversity of CocodyCôte d’Ivoire
Anders MadsenUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark  Delia HaynesStellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa

IYCr2014 South Asia Summit Declaration

The IYCr2014 South Asia Summit Declaration took the form of an Appeal letter, with 53 signatories, addressed to the President of the IUCr. This letter is published below.

[Signing the declaration]
Initial signatories of the Summit Declaration. Seated at table (from left): M. Iqbal Choudhary, Pinakpani Chakrabarti, Zhie Jie Liu, Atta-ur-Rahman.


29th April, 2014

Prof. Gautam Desiraju
International Union of Crystallography

Dear President:

We are pleased to report that the IYCr South Asia Summit Meeting on Vistas in Structural Chemistry in Karachi, Pakistan during April 28-30, 2014, has provided us an opportunity to extensively discuss and review the status of education and research in X-ray diffraction sciences in various countries and in the region.

Over 380 senior researchers and young students from some 22 countries have participated in the event. Many of us were engaged in extensive discussions focusing on the promotion of regional and international cooperation in the field of X-ray diffraction/crystallography/drug design and discovery, in line with the objectives of the International Year of Crystallography.

Through this letter, we request the IUCr to initiate actions to promote regional scientific collaboration including joint holding of training workshops, video-based lecturing, encouraging mobility of researchers, promoting joint research projects, leveraging national bodies and institutions for financial support and facilitating regional conferences on the subject of X-ray diffraction and its applications in the South Asian and East Asian regions.

With very best regards

Sincerely yours

Download the Summit declaration in pdf format

Atta-ur-RahmanKarachi University
Pinak ChakrabartiBose Institute, India;
President, AsCA
Zhi Jie LiuShanghai Tech. University
M. Iqbal ChoudharyICCBS, Karachi, Pakistan
Siddhartha P. SarmaIISc, Bangalore
Christian BetzelUniversity Hamburg, Germany
Ram VishwakarmaI.I.I.M. CSIR
P. K. BharadwajIIT Kanpur
M. Aslam BaigNCP Islamabad
C. M. AshrafRSC Pakistan (Section Lahore)
Bohari M. YaminUniv. Kebangsann Malaysia
Ashwini NangiaUniv. Hyderabad
Kumar BiradhaIIT, Kharagpur
Kevin RobertsUniversity of Leeds, UK
Vinitha M. ThadhaniI. Chem, Sri Lanka
Sammer YousufIIEJRIC (ICCBS)
Dr M. Nawaz TahirUniversity of Sargodha
Maqsood AhmedThe Islaimia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Abdul Rauf SiddiqiCOMSATS, CIIT, Islamabad
A. RamananIIT, Delhi
S. NatarajanIISc, Bangalore
Aliya AbbasiHEJ Res. Inst. Chem. (ICCBS)
Bina S. SiddiquiHEJ Res. Inst. Chem. (ICCBS)
Fatima Z. BashaHEJ Res. Inst. Chem. (ICCBS)
Siti Fairus Mohd YusoffUniversiti Kebangsann Malaysia
Ahmed Akram AttariBiology, Bahauddin Zakariya University
Abida RehmanDept of Chemistry, Uni. of Cambridge, UK
Dr Zahid HussainDept of Chem. University of Karachi
Dr Sonia SiddiquiDr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, UoK
Dr Atia-tul-Wahab Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
Dr Sajid JahangirDept of Chemistry, Federal Urdu University
Dr Reaz UddinPanjwani Center (ICCBS)
Dr Sobia RanaDr Panjwani Center
Dr Uzma AshiqDept of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Dr Masooda QadriDept of Chemistry
Dr Samiyah TasleemDept of Microbiology, FUUAST, Karachi
S. Abid AliHEJ
Rifat Ara JamalDepartment of Chemistry, University of Karachi
Dr Huma Aslam BhattiICCBS
Dr Moaz ur RahmanNIBGE, Pak.
Dr Mumtaz AliDept of Chemistry, University of Malakand, Pakistan
Prof. Dr Sabire BegumICCBS, Univ. of Karachi
Dr Umar FarooqCOMSATS
Dr Syed Ghulam MusharrafICCBS
Dr Farhan A. KhanCOMSATS
Dr Abdul HameedICCBS
Dr Syed Tarique MoinICCBS
On behalf of all PhD students Mujeed-ur-RahmanICCBS, Karachi, Pakistan
Dr Achyut AdhilaiICCBS, Karachi, Pakistan

IYCr2014 Latin America Summit Declaration

The IYCr2014 Latin America Summit Declaration took the form of an Appeal letter, with 67 signatories, addressed to the President of the IUCr, Prof Marv Hackert and to the Regional Director of UNESCO, Prof Lidia Brito. This letter is published below.

[2014: Latin American Summit Meeting on Biological crystallography and complementary methods: Petition]
Initial signatories of the Summit Declaration. Seated at table (from left): Carlos Aguilar, Adriana Rojas, Richard Garratt, Alejandro Buschiazzo, Raul Padron, Alejandro Vila. Standing: Marvin Hackert (left) and Samar Hasnain (right).


24th September, 2014

Prof. Marvin Hackert
President, International Union of Crystallography

Prof. Lidia Brito
Regional Director, UNESCO

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to report that the IYCr Latin America Summit Meeting on Biological Crystallography in Campinas, Brazil during September 22-24, 2014, has provided us an opportunity to extensively discuss and review the status of education and research in X-ray diffraction sciences in various countries in the region.

Over 100 senior researchers, early career researchers, post-doctoral fellows and students from 12 countries have participated in the event including a number of well established scientists in the North (Europe and USA) with origins in the region. The reflections from these scientists regarding the level of regional collaboration indicated that this is clearly sub-optimal, suggesting the need to take immediate action.

Many of us were engaged in extensive discussions focusing on the promotion of regional and international cooperation in the field of X-ray crystallography and complementary methods, in line with the objectives of the International Year of Crystallography.  These discussions were consistent with recent efforts leading to the founding of the Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA).  The venue, being the home of the first synchrotron light source in the southern hemisphere, was fitting, and served also to highlight the ambitions of the region in constructing one of the world's most sophisticated, 4th generation light source, Sirius, before the end of the decade.

Through this letter, we request the IUCr and UNESCO to initiate actions to promote regional scientific collaboration including the holding of training workshops, encouraging the mobility of researchers within the region, promoting joint research projects, leveraging national bodies and institutions for financial support and facilitating regional conferences on the subject of X-ray crystallography and its applications in Latin America. 

We also request the IUCr to facilitate the establishment of a "Latin American IYCr Cooperation Fund". We, as a community representative of our region, commit to persuade our academies, funding agencies and/or governments to provide annual contributions which are commensurate with each country’s economic reality. Our aim is to raise US $100K per annum for this fund. We request IUCr to provide encouragement by making an initial commitment of US $20K per annum for 3 years. We request IUCr/UNESCO to manage these funds.

The funds will be used for a variety of actions including: 

  1. increasing collaboration and cooperation among scientists of the region,
  2. providing seed money for up to 2 projects per annum involving a minimum of 2 countries in the region, at least one of which should be well established in crystallography
  3. funding for short term visits (up to 3 months), primarily aimed towards an  Early Career Researcher, 
  4. training workshops at centres of excellence or emerging centres in the region, 
  5. enabling the sharing of facilities within the region. 

Signed by all those present from the region

Mauricio BáezUniversidad de Chile, Chile
Daniel Guerra (Giraldez)Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Ricardo Cabrera (Paucar)Universidad de Chile, Chile
Sebastián KlinkeInstituto Leloir, Argentina
Alexei SoaresBrookhaven National Lab., USA
M. (Marcelo) CostabelUniversidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
A. MechalyInstitut Pasteur, Uruguay
Claudener S. TeixeiraUniversidade (Federal) do Ceará, Brazil
João Paulo (Fernandes)Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
Juliana (Coutinho Gonçalves)Universidade Federal de Espirito Santo, Brazil
Bruna CamposLNBIO, Brazil
João BarbosaUniversidade de Brasília, Brazil
Bruno RochaUniversidade Fed. Ceará, Brazil
Plínio DelatorreUniversidade Fed. da Paraíba, Brazil
Lucia ChemesInstituto Leloir - UBA, Argentina
Carolina WilsonICB-USP / LNBio, Brazil
Carlos AguilarUniversidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Luis BriebaLangebio - Cinvestav, Mexico
Ana Carolina ZeriLNBio / CNPEM, Brazil
Alejandro VilaIBR - Rosario, Argentina
A. BuschiazzoInst. Pasteur Montevideo, Uruguay
Iris TorrianiUniversity of Campinas, Brazil
Marcio DiasICB - USP, Brazil
David NevesUniversidade de Brasília, Brazil
Marin van HeelUniv. of Leiden, The Netherlands
Raúl PadronCentro de Biologia Estructural (CBE) - IVIC, Venezuela
Adriana RojasCIC bioGUNE, Spain
Eduardo HorjalesIFSC / USP, Brazil
Rodrigo PortugalLNNano / CNPEM, Brazil
Marcos NavarroUSP - IFSC, Brazil
Leopoldo SuescunUniversidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
João Renato MunizPhysics Institute of São Carlos, Brazil
Rafael VC GuidoPhysics Institute of São Carlos, Brazil
Andre LB AmbrosioLNBio / CNPEM, Brazil
Roberto SalinasInstitute of Chemistry, USP, Brazil
Adela Rodriguez RomeroInstituto de Química, UNAM, Mexico
Enrique Rudiño PiñeraInstituto de Biotecnologia, UNAM, Mexico
Pedro AlzariInstitut Pasteur, Paris, France
Maximiliano FigueroaCIGAR, University of Liege, Belgium
Santiago JA FigueroaLNLS - CNPEM, Brazil
Jorge IulekUniversidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Robson (Rodrigo Miranda)Univ. Est. de Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Kishore Reddy (Mandapati)UNICAMP, Brazil
Miguel Angel MartínezUniversidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay
Anna LurcICB - USP, Brazil
Ivan Rosa e SilvaIFSC - USP, Brazil
Guilherme Henrique Marchi SalvadorIBB - UNESP - Botucatu, Brazil
Fabio F. CardosoIBB - UNESP - Botucatu, Brazil
Diego LeonardoIFSC - USP, Brazil
Patricia FelicianoFCFRP - USP, Brazil
Matías FuentealbaUniversidad de Chile, Chile
Alain Monsalve (Mera)IFSC - USP, Brazil
Ariadna Juarez (Martinez)IBT - UNAM - UACM, Mexico
Igor Monteze FerreiraLNBio - CNPEM, Brazil
Valeria ScorsatoIQ - UniCAMP, Brazil
Alma Yazmin Fuentes PascacioCINVESTAV - LANGEBIO, Mexico
Maria Natalia LisaInstitut Pasteur, Paris, France
Amanda BernardesIFSC - USP, Brazil
Adriana RojasCIC bioGUNE, Spain
Juan FauteuilleCEA, France
Felipe TrajtenbergInstitut Pasteur, Monevideo, Uruguay
Germán SeroIQ - USP (São Paulo), Brazil
Camila C. PascoalLNBio / CNPEM, Brazil
Anwar UllahUNESP / IBILCE, Brazil
Agnes (Machado)Universidad Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Lisandro OteroLeloir Insitute Foundation, Argentina
Richard GarattUSP - Inst Física São Carlo, Brazil

IYCr2014 Pan African and South African Summit Declaration

The IYCr2014 Pan African and South African Summit Declaration took the form of an Appeal letter, with 73 signatories, addressed to the President of the IUCr, the Director of the Science Policy and Capacity Building Division of UNESCO, the President of the European Crystallographic Association, The Commissioner of Human Resources, Science and Technology of the Africa Union, all African Government Ministries of Science and Technology, Higher Education, Scientific research and Education. This letter is published below.

[2014: Pan African and South African Summit Meeting: Petition]
Initial signatories of the Summit Declaration. Seated at table (from left): Patricia W. Gitari (Kenya), Habib Boughzala (Tunisia), Abdelmalek Thalal (Morocco), Zephirin Yav (DR Congo). Standing: Michele Zema (IYCr2014 Project Manager at IUCr; Italy), Jean Paul Ngome-Abiaga (UNESCO; Gabon), Santiago García-Granda (IUCr; Spain), Andreas Roodt (South Africa; organizer of the Summit meeting).


17th October, 2014

In celebration of 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr) as declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA; resolution A/RES/66/28), the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) and UNESCO are leading the year-long activities. 

With this document we are pleased to briefly report on the successful 'Pan African Summit of the International Year of Crystallography 2014' (IYCr2014Africa) in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 15-17 October 2014. It provided the opportunity to consider, discuss and review the status of education and research on the broadly defined discipline of Crystallography in countries in the region. 

The conference and summit meeting was attended by more than 100 senior researchers, early career researchers, post-doctoral fellows and students representing more than 40 research groups from 32 universities and more than 20 countries, primarily from Africa and Europe, and included decision makers. The delegates were in agreement that there is clearly a sub-optimal level of regional collaboration which requires immediate action. It is our view that supporting the broad discipline of Crystallography will significantly contribute to promoting science in general. 

We therefore request through this letter that the IUCr and UNESCO, supported by the European Crystallographic Association (ECA), but also in particular governments of African Countries and via the African Union and the International Council for Scientific Unions (ICSU), all initiate and support further actions to promote regional scientific collaboration. These include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • pro-actively continue with programmes to ensure that the legacy of the International Year of Crystallography and particularly the promotion of science is preserved; 
  • over time provide basic diffraction equipment for crystallographers in all countries in the region to allow research activity in Crystallography and balanced partnership collaboration across Africa and beyond; 
  • facilitate the establishment of National Committees of Crystallography in African Countries and support the activities of the existing ones; 
  • introduce a scientific visa to ensure mobility of researchers between African nations. Such a visa would allow for the exchange and collaboration between African countries and the sharing of scientific resources and expertise, to address common developmental targets, for the benefit of all.
    This scientific visa should be free of charge, be valid for at least a year, and should be issued quickly once certified by appropriate higher education and research bodies; 
  • support training workshops; 
  • encourage the mobility of researchers within the region; 
  • promote joint research projects; 
  • leverage national bodies, institutions and international funding agencies for financial support; 
  • facilitate regional conferences on the subject of Crystallography and its applications in Africa; 
  • assist in the promotion of Crystallography and science in education programmes; 
  • provide the very poor countries with minimal infra structure and materials for research such as powerful computers for data analyses and servers; 
  • assist in creating a database, listing African crystallographers; 
  • establish a public awareness and engagement programme that will create fact-based understanding of Crystallography through awareness, dialogue and education in the region. 

We further request that the IUCr and UNESCO facilitate the establishment of an African IYCr Cooperation Fund. As a community, we commit to engaging our local academies, funding agencies and/ or governments to provide annual contributions commensurate with each country's economic status. The aim is to raise 80 000 to 100 000 Euro per annum for this fund. We request the IUCr to commit to seed-funding of US$ 20 000 per annum for a three-year period. We further request the IUCr to manage these funds, or any local institution (such as AfCA, once established) nominated by the IUCr. 

The funds will support actions such as: 

  • increasing collaboration and cooperation among scientists in Africa; 
  • providing seed money for up to two projects per annum initially, involving a minimum of 2 countries in the region, of which at least one should be well established in Crystallography; 
  • funding for short term visits of up to 3 months for early career researchers; 
  • supporting training workshops at established centres of Crystallopgraphy or at emerging centres in the region; 
  • enabling the sharing of facilities within the region. 

We envisage the formation of an African Crystallographic Association (AfCA) to support and expand upon the actions above. A steering committee for this has been established at IYCr2014Africa in Bloemfontein. 

These actions will enable Crystallography to be used in the promotion of science in the region and reiterate the need for immediate and well defined action. 

Signed by those present,

Catharine EsterhuysenAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Thomas Auf der HeydeDep. Dir. GeneralDept of S + T, South Africa
Prof. Mike LeeManager, CHRTEMNMMU, South Africa
Prof. Peter Mangwala KimpendeAss. ProfessorUniversity of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Merrill WichtSnr LecturerCape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Pulen MolekoMSc StudentNelson Mandela Metropolitan University, NMMU, South Africa
Serah KimaniPostdoctoral FellowUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa
Pheeello NkoeMSc StudentUFS, South Africa
Birama TraorePhD student, TeacherUniversity of Bamako, Mali
Daniel MarakeMScUFS, South Africa
Dr Ilana EngelbrechtPost-DocUFS, South Africa
Valentine AnyeMSc StudentUniversity of the Northern Cape, South Africa
Daniel NdimaMSc StudentUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Helene WahlPhD StudentStellenbosch University, South Africa
Pheello I NkoeMSc StudentUFS, South Africa
Pari AntalisMDBruker SA, South Africa
Laza AndriamanantenaPhD StudentUniversity of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Jérémie MuswemaPhD StudentUniversity of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Patricia W. GitariLecturerUniversity of Nairobi, Kenya
Prosper KanyankogoteVice-Chair, UNIKINUniversity of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC
Cliffor NtuiMSc StudentCameroon/University of Pretoria, South Africa
Habib BoughzalaProfessorTunis University, Tunisia
Dr Jean-Paul Ngome AbiagaDeputy Executive Secretary, IBSP, UNESCOGabon
R. E. KroonLecturerUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
T. N. HillPostdoctoral FellowUniversity of Witwatersrand, South Africa
O. T. AlexanderMSc StudentUniversity of Free State, South Africa
Susan BourneProfessorUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa
Pennie MokolokoloMScUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Wolf-Dieter SchubertPhDUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Kina MullerPhD StudentUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Orde MunroProf.Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Vincent J. SmithDrStellenbosch University, South Africa
Emile EngelPhD StudentStellenbosch University, South Africa
Dina RabePhD StudentUniversity of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Thato TaoanaMSc StudentUniversity of Free State, South Africa
Mthuthuzeli ZamxakaScience CommunicatorSAASTA/NRF, South Africa
Zephirin G. YavPhD ProfessorUniversity of Kinshasa, D. R. Congo
Mthawalenga NdenganeMSc StudentUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Abdelmalek ThalalProfessorUniversity Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco
Theuns MullerDoctorNamibia/UFS
Marietjie Schutte-SmithDoctorUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Alice BrinkDoctorUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Carla PretoriusPhD StudentUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Jeanet ConradieProfessorUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Delia HaynesAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Johan VenterSenior LecturerUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Truidie VenterProfessional OfficerUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Ronica RamsontManagementUFS, South Africa
Laura van LaerenPhD candidateStellenbosch University, South Africa
Daniel MarakeMSc StudentUniversity of the Free State, South Africa
Didi BibelayiPhD StudentUniversity of Kinshasa, D. R. Congo
Jean NgouneLecturerUniversity of Dschang, Cameroon
Lungelo MandyoliMSc StudentUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Traore BiramaTeacher and PhD studentUniversity of Bamako, Mali
Mohammed ElmakkiPhDSudan/University of the Free State, South Africa
John BradleyProfessorRADMASTE, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tsietse TsotetsiPhDUFS, South Africa
Paul S. Esclem BunguPhDCameroon/ UFS, South Africa
Daniel NyanganyuraPhDICSU ROA, South Africa
Marija ZbačnikPost DocUniversity of Zagreb, Croatia / UFS, South Africa
Priscilla MensahResearcherGhana/UFS, South Africa
Andreas RoodtProf.UFS, South Africa
David G. BillingProf.Wits, South Africa
Clive L. OliverLecturerUCT, South Africa
J. C. A. BoeyensExtraordinary Prof.Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa
Bernard Omondi OwagaLecturerKenya/UKZN South Africa
Jason van RooyenProf.Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa
Emile EngelPhD StudentUniversity of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Esna du PlessisSnr Scientist (PXRD)SASOL, South Africa
Thuso MapotsanePhD StudentBotswana/University of Pretoria, South Africa
Nagarajan LogonathanPost DocIndia/Univ. of Free State, South Africa
Marisca EsterhuysenMScUFS, South Africa
Mohammed ElmakkiPhDSudan/UFS, South Africa
 Download the resolution in PDF format (last version: 25 July 2015)

IYCr Legacy resolution

The conference "Crystallography for the next generation", held in Rabat, Morocco in April 2015, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, reviewed the accomplishments achieved during the International Year of Crystallography 2014, with a forward-looking focus on how to sustain momentum and build on success. 

The President of the IUCr, the Director of the Science Policy and Capacity Building Division of UNESCO, the President of the World Academy of Science and the Director of the International Council for Science-Regional Office for Africa signed a letter of commitment. This letter is published below. 

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Crystallography for the next generation

24th April, 2015

In January 2014, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) launched a number of activities to support the United Nations Resolution A/RES/66/284 of 3 July 2012 proclaiming the International Year of Crystallography.

The significance of the International Year was summarised in a booklet entitled 'Crystallography matters!', distributed worldwide in 16 different languages. Over the course of the year, hundreds of activities, initiatives and publications brought the importance of crystallography to new audiences, actively trained new crystallographers, and raised the profile of a science that is central to so much of our understanding and interaction with the world around us.

The conference "Crystallography for the next generation", held in Rabat, Morocco in April 2015, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, reviewed with pride the accomplishments achieved during the International Year, with a forward-looking focus on how to sustain momentum and build on success. At a time when scientific endeavour is critical for societal benefit and the importance of crystallography is greater than ever, crystallography remains a science that still has lower visibility than it should.

We, the undersigned, therefore commit:

1. to enhance the stature of crystallography

  • by maintaining close liaison and representation between our individual organisations
  • by collaborating on relevant programmes of science policy at regional, international and global scales
  • by forging closer links between the IUCr and other International Scientific Unions
  • by encouraging the recognition of crystallography as an essential component of physics, materials science, chemistry and structural biology, and of its inclusion in curricula for secondary and tertiary-level education
  • by continuing to protect the integrity of science through publication of peer-reviewed journals and reference works of the highest quality;

2. to build capacity in developing regions of the world

  • by continuing implementation of the OpenLabs and related training initiatives
  • by coordinating strategic projects based on available funds and resources, such as the IUCr "Crystallography in Africa" and the IUCr-ICSU "Building Science Capacity in Africa via Crystallography" programmes, and supporting similar initiatives in Latin America and South-East Asia
  • by encouraging talented students to take advantage of opportunities such as the TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
  • by continuing to transfer expertise through Visiting Professorship programmes and regional schools or workshops
  • by working to reduce barriers to the free movement of scientists;

3. to extend further the public understanding of science in general and crystallography in particular

  • by maintaining and expanding educational and public awareness materials and making them freely available in many languages
  • by direct engagement of practising crystallographers with active school outreach programmes such as UNESCO Associated Schools Network
  • by ongoing development of local crystal-growing activities for schoolchildren and the permanent establishment of a global coordination;

and we call upon our associates, scientific practitioners and educators worldwide to join our organisations in these efforts to sustain and build on the momentum of the International Year of Crystallography in the spirit that now "Crystallography matters ... more!"

Marvin L. Hackert President, International Union of Crystallography, IUCr
Maciej Nalecz Director, Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO
Romain Murenzi Director, The World Academy of Sciences, TWAS
Edith Madela-Mntla Director, ICSU Regional Office for Africa, ICSU-ROA
Gregory A. Petsko President, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IUBMB
Bruce H.J. McKellar President, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, IUPAP
Sergey V. Krivovichev President, International Mineralogical Association, IMA
Mark C. Cesa President, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, IUPAC

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We, the undersigned, endorse the actions and goals set out in the IYCr2014 Legacy Resolution.

[279 individual signatories]

Che Randy Nangah PhD Student University of Yaounde I 

Hemanta R Naik  B.E., Bangalore, India. Reached the unreached.

P. K. Yuldashev Prof. Dr. Institute of the Chem. of Plant Subs. Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan 

V.M. Malikov Prof. Dr. Institute of the Chem. of Plant Subs. Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan 

Mohammed TIHTIH crystallography DR TISSI IGHZERANE RIBATE EL KHIER ADOR crystallography

Emanuela Schingaro Associate Professor Department of Earth end Environmental Sciences 

Alen Hadzovic  Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough 

M G Selvi Library In-charge Guindy Campus Library, University of Madras History of Crystallography is Crystallography itself

Dr. Madan Kumar S Scientific Officer PURSE Lab, Mangalore University, Mangalore, India 

Contarino Rosario  Via Ingegnere, 59 - 95125 Catania (Italy) 

S. Natarajan  Senior Professor(Retd), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625 021, India. 

Cem Eren Özbilgin M.Sc Student Anadolu University 

Antra Chatterjee Research scholar Flat no. 29, B31/32, Vishnu Bhavan, Lanka Students interested in learning crystallography should be given scholarship to travel and learn the technique in world leading crystallography labs

Lars Peters Akad. OR Institut für Kristallographie, RWTH Aachen University, Germany 


Yvens Chérémond Director of the department 270 Angle Rue Mgr Guilloux et Joseph Janvier I must relay this the UNESCO representent in my country Haiti for more information about opportunity. Could you help?

Michael Dacombe  International Union of Crystallography, Chester, UK 

MARTIN GUEVARA MARTINEZ Empleado Gobierno TIZOC No. 5 Bo. San Juan San Luis Tlaxialtemalco, Xochimilco D.F CP. 16610 el papel de la cristalografia juega un importante papel en vida del ser humano, desde el ADN hasta los Cristales de naica.

André Vitor Chaves de Andrade Professor Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa - Departamento de Física - Paraná - Brazil 

Juan Martín De Paoli Docente Investigador INFIQC (CONICET-UNC) - Departamento de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba, Argentina. Asociación Argentina de Cristalografía (AACr). Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA). 

David Marikah M.Sc in Chemistry student P.O. BOX 2459 Embu Kenya 

Helio Salim de Amorim Professor Institute of Physics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 

Catalina Ruiz-Pérez Full Professor Dpto de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain 

Renata Diniz Professor R. José Lourenço Kelmer s/n, Campus Universitário. Bairro São Pedro. Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil 

Evelyn Moreno-Calvo Senior postdoc C/ Ferran Romeu 43 A CP 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès Barcelona, Spain 

Pilar García Orduña  Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea (ISQCH. CSIC-Univ. Zaragoza, Spain) 

Mois I. Aroyo  University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), Spain 

Isabel Lopez Valero  Ctra. de Cuenca, 3 46143 Torrebaja (Valencia) Spain 

Odon Arjona Professor Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 

Isabel Padilla  CENIM-CSIC, Spain 

Sol López-Andrés Professor Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain  

Enrique Gutiérrez Puebla Researcher Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid-CSIC. Sor Angela de la Cruz 3. 28049 Madrid. Spain. 

Angeles Monge Professor of Pesearche Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales (ICMM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (csic), Spain 

Miquel Àngel Cuevas-Diarte Emeritus Professor Universitat de Barcelona (Spain) 

Miguel Quiros Olozabal  Universidad de Granada, Spain 

Rosario Pedrero Marín  University of Extremadura, Elvas Avenue. E-06006. Badajoz (Spain) 

Eva Fernandez Zapico  University of Oviedo - Faculty of Chemistry - C/ Julian Claveria, 8, Spain 

Javier Cepeda Ruiz  Applied Chemistry Department, Chemistry Faculty, University of the Basque Country, Spain 

Berta Covelo  Universidade de Vigo (Spain) 

Jose A. Gavira Research Scientist Av. Las Palmeras, 4. Armilla, 19100-Spain, LEC, IACT, CSIC-UGR 

Joseba Orive Postdoctoral researcher Universidad de Chile 

Duane Choquesillo Lazarte  Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. CSIC-Universidad de Granada, Spain 

D. G. Franco  Bajas Temperaturas - Centro Atomico Bariloche, Argentina 

Alicia Trigubo  Juan Bautista de La Salle 4397, Argentina 

Yara pHD student University Federal of Ceara, Brazil 

Beatriz Pinheiro Bezerra Ph.D student Federal University of Ceara, Brazil 

Rodrigo Ichikawa  Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares - Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil  

Patricia Rosa Feliciano Post-Doc Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Juanma García-Ruiz  Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. CSIC-Universidad de Granada, Spain It was great. We need to do even better

Danilo Oliveira de Souza PhD fellow Université Lille 1, France 

Horacio Canepa Researcher CONICET-CITEDEF-UNIDEF Juan B de La Salle 4397 - Villa Martelli 1603 - Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA 

Marcia C.A. Fantini Full Professor-Crystallography Lab Coordinator Physics Institute/ Sao Paulo University (IFUSP), Brazil President of the Brazilian Crystallographic Association (ABCr) and Provisory President of Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA)

M. Cecilia Blanco  INFIQC - Facultad de Ciencias Químicas - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba 

Irineu Mazzaro Professor Department of Physics, Federal University of Paraná - UFPR, Paraná, Brazil 

Marco Túlio Raposo Associate Professor ( retired) Natural Sciences Departmente, Federal University of São João Del Rei -MG- Brazil 

Susana Larrondo  UNIDEF-MINDEF-CONICET - Argentina 

Gabriela Aurelio Researcher Centro Atómico Bariloche The talks I gave at primary schools to young children last year inspired me to undertake a Science Workshop for school-graders... thanks IYCr2014!

Felipe Antunes Calil PhD Student Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil 

Wagner da Nova Mussel Associate Professor Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Departamento de Química - ICEx/UFMG 

Joane Kathelen Rustiguel Bonalumi post-doc Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil 

Claudia Cristina Gatto Professor LASIC - UnB- IQ 

Maria Cristina Nonato  Associate Professor University of São Paulo 

Adriana Serquis Researcher CONICET - Centro Atómico Bariloche - AACr - Argentina 

Alan Silva de Menezes Professor Department of Physics, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luis, Brazil 

José Luís Passmai Junior Professor Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo 

Oscar E. Piro Full Professor UNLP, Research Fellow of CONICET Departamento de Física, Ftad. de Ciencias Exactas, Univ. Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) e Instituto de Fisica de La Plata (CONICET) 

Ana Carolina Mafud Post doctoral researcher Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, São CArlos, SP, BRAZIL 

Alejandro Pedro Ayala Professor Universidade Federal do Ceará 

Nivaldo L Speziali  associate professor, UFNG/Brazil 

Luis Ielpi PhD Principal Investigator Fundación Instituto Leloir 

Javier Ellena Profesor São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of Sâo Paulo, São Carlos, SP, Brazil 

Sergio Baggio Professor (Retired) A. Brown 1803 Puerto Madryn Chubut ARGENTINA 

Dra. Maricel Rodriguez Postdoctoral Centro Atómico Constituyentes (CNEA-CAC) Bs As Argentina 

Raúl Bolmaro Group Leader, Deputy Director Ocampo y Esmeralda 

Griselda Narda Professor National University of San Luis, Argentina 

Sebastian Klinke Researcher Fundacion Instituto Leloir - CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Santiago J. A. Figueroa Researcher Rua Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro 10000- Campinas (SP) - Brazil/Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM) - Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron (LNLS) 

Vanesa Contini  UNLaR - Luis de la Fuente s/n 

Paula Abdala  ETH Zürich, Switzerland 

Iris Torriani Associate Professor of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Dept., Physics Institute - University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil 

Valeria C. Fuertes Investigadora-CONICET INFIQC-CONICET, Dpto. de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina. 

Javier Santisteban Researcher Centro Atomico Bariloche, CNEA, CONICET e Instituto Balseiro, Argentina 

Patricia Mateos Group Leader of Outreach Activities   Bariloche Atomic Center, Bariloche, Argentina 

Diego Gernán Lamas  CONICET-Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina. Argentinian Association of Crystallography (AACr). Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA) 

Sebastian Suarez Graduate teaching assistant - Posdoctoral position Universidad de Buenos Aires y Asociación Argentina de Cristalografía 

Dr. Arjun Kumar Mishra Research Associate Unesco-Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad, India "Crystallography matters ... more!"

Sergey Belyakov leading researcher Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis 

Michal Sabat   Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA22904, USA 

Mariusz Jaskolski Professor Department of Crystallography, A.Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland 

Martin Martinez-Ripoll Research Professor CSIC, Spanish National Research Council 

Ranjana Rani Das Research Scholar Physics Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 


Franco Rolfo  University of Torino 

Giovanni Ferraris Emeritus professor Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Torino I am greatly disappointed by the fact that Crystallography has not been mentioned as essential component of Mineral Sciences (Minefralogy is the cradle of Crsytallography).

Miguel Gregorkiewitz prof University of Siena, Italy 

Marta Ferraroni Research Associate Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy 

Consiglia Tedesco Assistant professor University of Salerno 

Domenica Researcher Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Torino, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino 

Marco Bruno Associate Professor University of Turin 

Massimo Moret associate professor University of Milano Bicocca - Department of Materials Science - Via R. Cozzi 55, Milano (Italy) 

Giovanni Luca Cascarano Researcher CNR-IC, Bari, Italy 

Maria Lacalamita  Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro" 

Filomena Sica Associate professor Chemical Sciences Department, University of Naples Federico II 

Davide M Proserpio Associate Professor Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Milano, Italy 

Andrea Lausi  Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste 

Doriano Lamba Deputy Head, Senior Scientist Istituto di Cristallografia - CNR, Trieste Outstation, Area Science Park - Basovizza S.S. n°14 Km 163,5 I-34149 Trieste (Italy) 

Michele Saviano Director Institute of Crystallography, CNR, Italy 

Merlino Stefano Past Professor of Crystallography, University of Pisa Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via S. Maria 53, I-56126 Pisa (Italy) 

Luca Bindi Associate Professor Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Italy 

Claudia Graiff Associate Professor Università di Parma , Dipartimento di CHIMICA Viale delle Scienze 17/A 43100 PARMA 

Carlo Mealli Member of the CNR Scientific Council CNR ICCOM, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italia 

Enrico Mugnaioli Researcher Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment, University of Siena, Via Laterino 8, 53100 Siena, Italy 

Monica Dapiaggi associate professor Università degli Studi di Milano, via Botticelli 23 Milano 

Roberto Fornari Professor Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences, Univ. of Parma (Italy) President Intern. Organisation for Crystal Growth (IOCG)

Pietro Roversi Research Associate University of Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom Long Life Crystallography!

Sabrina Nazzareni  Dept. Physics and Geology University of Perugia Italy 

Andrea Ienco Researcher CNR-ICCOM, Italy 

Emanuele Costa Researcher Università di Torino, Italy 

Piera Benna  Associate Professor  University of Torino 

Massimo Nespolo Professor Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France 

Massimiliano Perduca Assistant professor University of Verona - Strada le Grazie, 15 - 37134 Verona  

Collet Eric Professor University Rennes 1 

Gennaro Ventruti Researcher università di Bari 

Donatella Armentano  Permanent researcher  University of Calabria 

Giuseppe Zanotti Professor Department of Biomedical Science - University of Padua, Italy 

Marco Cammarata  Researcher CNRS, University of Rennes 1  

Andy Stewart Senior Researcher University of Limerick 

Martin Stoermer Scientist University of Queensland  

Remesh H M.Sc. Student Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala 695581 I am currently doing research in crystallography in conjunction with electrochemistry. I came to realize about the importance and vast world of solid state electrochemistry then. in this regard, owing to the importance of this field at present and in future, I fully support the activities of IUCr.

Breogan Pato Doldan Postdoc University of Bergen 

James (Jim) Simpson Emeritus Professor  University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 

Hocine Merazig Professor, Head of UR-CHEMS Unité de recherche CHEMS, Frères Mentouri University 

Andreas Schönleber  Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany 

Hammouda Chebbi Assistant Professor  Preparatory Institute in the Studies of Engineers of Tunis, University of Tunis, Street Jawaher Lel Nehru 1089 Montfleury - Tunis , Tunisia, 

Dr. Amit Das Scientist Protein Crystallography Section, SSPD, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085, Maharashtra, India. 

Sylvain Bernès  Instituto de Física "Luis Rivera Terrazas", BUAP, Puebla, Mexico 

William Harrison Senior lecturer University of Aberdeen, Scotland  

Matthew P. Blakeley Scientist Institut Laue-Langevin 

Amani Direm PhD student, researcher  LASPI2A, University of Khenchela, Algeria 


Rebecca Yip PhD Student HKUST 

Shahobiddin M. Adizov Senior researcher  Institute of the Chemistry of the Plant Substances of Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan many thanks all organizers!

Cheriti Abdelkrim researcher, director of POSL laboaratory Phytochemistry & Organic Synthesis Laboratory, 08000 Bechar Algeria 

Antonio L. Llamas-Saiz  Unidade de Raios X. RIAIDT. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Spain 

S. Krishnaswamy Retired Senior Professor, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, India 2/154 south fifth street, Palkalainagar east, madurai 625021, India 

Rosario Contarino private technical supervisor Catania (Italy) 

Bun Kim Ngun Deputy Head of Department Department of Geo-resources and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Ph.D I strongly support IUCr acitivities and thanks to IUCr for the first OpenLab in Cambodia in 2014.

Aziz Kheireddine technico sales RADACO 

Cora Lind-Kovacs Professor The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA 

Judith Howard Research Professor Durham University 

Colin Groom Executive Director Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre 

Martin Fark co CEO STOE 

Friedemann Hahn  Hilpertstr. 10, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany 

Maria Gorna assistant professor University of Warsaw 

Tea Pavkov-Keller Seniour researcher ACIB co. University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria 

Nives Ivic postdoc Gene Center Lmu 

Hradil Klaudia head of x-ray lab Vienna University of Technology, x-ray center 

Silvia Onesti Head of Structural Biology Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA 

Mohammed Said Mohammed PhD University of Oviedo 

Gerlind Sulzenbacher Research Engineer AFMB CNRS/AMU, Marseille, France 

Jordi Bella Lecturer Faculty of Life Sciences, Universtty of Manchester 

Marija Luic Head of the Labratory Sisiceva 26, 10010 Zagreb, Croatia 

Janusz Lipkowski professor Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw 

Till Samtleben Sales Stoe & Cie, Darmstadt, Germany 

Bouacida Sofiane  Constantine and OEB University 

Vania Andre Postdoc Instituto Superior Tecnico 

M. Teresa Duarte Full Professor Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Portugal 

Van Meervelt Luc GST IUCr KU Leuven Belgium 

Radomir Kuzel Professor Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague, Czech Republic 

Marijana Dakovic Asst Prof University of Zagreb, Crotia 

Aleksandar Visnjevac  rudjer boskovic institute, zagreb, croatia 

Martin U. Schmidt Professor Goethe-University, Max-von-Laue-Str. 7, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Hodeau Jean Louis CNRS Directeur de Recherche  Institut Neel CNRS 38042 Grenoble France  

Chiara Massera Associate Professor University of Parma, Dpt. Chemistry, Viale delle Scienze 17/A 43123 Parma, Italy  

Leigh Rees  2DSINTHETA 

Jose Fernandes Post-doc Universita dell' Insubria 

Masaki Takata Professor Tohoku University 

Alicja Rafalska-Lasocha  Senior Scientist Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland IYCr2014 spread the importance of crystallography among not only scientific, but also general public.

Amber L. Thompson  Chemical Crystallography, University of Oxford 

Davide Viterbo  Torino Italy 

Harriet Konishi  Oxford University Press, Clarendon Road, Oxford UK 

Pascal Roussel Research director UCCS - CNRS UMR 8181 - Villenueve dAscq - France 

Alexander Wlodawer Lab Chief National Cancer Institute, NIH, Frederick, MD, USA 

Mitchell Guss Professor Emeritus University of Sydney 

Maura Malinska postdok National Cancer Institute, ANL, USA 

Chris Frampton Professor Of Structural Chemistry Brunel University 

Marcin Stachowicz PhD student University of Warsaw Chemistry Department 

Gilberto Artioli  padova long live crystallography

Sameer Velankar Team leader Protein Data Bank in Europe, embl-european bioinnformatics institute 

Alessia Bacchi professor University of Parma 

Mike Glazer Emeritus Professor of Physics Oxford University, Physics Department The IYCr was incredibly successful and we now need urgently build upon its successes internationally

Serena C. Tarantino  Università di Pavia 

William Clegg Emeritus Professor Newcastle University 

David Walker X-ray Facility Manager University of Warwick 

Harry Powell Senior Investigator Scientist MRC-LMB, Cambridge 

Andrea Thorn Postdoc MRC-LMB, Francis Crick Av Cambridge CB2 0QH 

Orhan Buyukgungor Prof. Dr. Ondokuz Mayis University, Dept. of Physics, Samsun-Turkey.  -

Andrius Merkys PhD student Vilnius, Lithuania 

Francesco Capitelli Researcher Institute of Crystallography 

Bill Duax  Teacher  Hauptman Woodward MRI 

Semën Gorfman Research fellow University of Siegen 

Lasocha Wieslaw  Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University 

Radoslaw Kaminski Senior Research Associate Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw 

Paul Raithby Professor of Chemsitry Univrsity of Bath 

Elspeth Garman Professor, PI, responsible for Department's Public Outreach Programme Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK 

Alexander J. Blake Professor School of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham 

Tony Savill CEO Molecular Dimensions Ltd 

Anthony Linden Professor Zurich, Switzerland 

Sine Larsen Professor University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen 

Carlotta Giacobbe Postdoc ESRF European Synchrotron Radiation Facility 

Simona Galli Associate Professor Universita' dell'Insubria, via Valleggio 11, 22100, Como, Italy 

Depmeier Wulf Professor emeritus Kiel University 

Rosanna Rizzi Researcher Institute of Crystallography (IC-CNR). Bari, Italy 

Moliterni Anna Researcher IC-CNR, Bari Italy 

Terese Bergfors research engineer Uppsala University 

Tiziana Boffa Ballaran Scientific staff Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth 

Luciano Marchio' Prof. Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita' di Parma 

Annalisa Guerri  Dept. Chemistry - University of Florence 

Elena Boldyreva Professor Novosibirsk State University 

Eliska Skorepova PhD student UCT Prague 

Manfred Weiss Senior Scientist Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin 

Amy Sarjeant Outreach & Education Manager CCDC 

Josefina Perles Crystallographer, Director of SCXRD Lab Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Crystallography is very important for society, and we crystallographers need to make sure that they know it!

Siegbert Schmid  The University of Sidney 


Dave Billing Prof University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa 

Karl Wilhelm Tornroos Professor University of Bergen  

Paul Thaw European Sales Manager TTP Labtech Ltd 

Hiroyuki Kanda Manager of the Single Crytal Group 3-9-12 Mtsubara-chou, Akishima-shi, Tokyo 196-8666, Japan 

S.J. Maginn  CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK 

Eleonora Conterosito post doc Universita del Piemonte Orientale 

Marco Milanesio Researcher Universita' del Piemonte Orientale 

Manfred Wildner Assoc. Prof. Institut fuer Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universitaet Wien 

Gautam R. Desiraju Professor Indian Institute of Science 

John R Helliwell Emeritus Professor University of Manchester, UK Thankyou IUCr for the wonderful IYCr initiative and to all concerned for organising the wide diversity of events.

Gligor Jovanovski Retired Professor Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Arhimedova 5, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia 

Amalija Golobic assistant professor Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 113, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Galina Kuzmicheva Prof, Head of X-Ray Lab Lomonosov State University of Fine Chemical Technology, Department Material Science and Technology of Functional Materials and Snructures, Vernadsky pr 86, Moscow,119571, Russia 

Dritan Siliqi  Institute of Crystallography -CNR . Via Amendola, 122/O. Bari, Italy 

Popov Alexander scientist ESRF-The European Synchrotron 71, Avenue des Martyrs Grenoble, France 

Gabin Gbabode Associate Professor Normandie Université, Université de Rouen, Laboratoire Sciences et Méthodes Séparatives (SMS), 1 rue Lucien Tesnière F-76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan, France 

Simon Coles Associate Professor University of Southampton 

Fernando J. Lahoz Director Institute for Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis (ISQCH), CSIC/University of Zaragoza, SPAIN Without taking proper relevance, Crystallography is an esential component of Science and Technology progress.

Cinthia Antunes Correa  Prague, Czech Republic 

Emmanuel Wenger X-ray facility Engineer Université de Lorraine-CRM2 Laboratory 

Burak Veli Kabasakal  Imperial College London 

Shobha R Prabhu Assistant Professor Dept. of Physics, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Udupi District, Karnataka, India. 

Tamtsilia Nabila Sulfi Student Kookmin University 

Septy Sara Janny Sinaga Student Kookmin University 

Ilia Guzei  University of Wisconsin Madison 

Piero Macchi group leader Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern 

Andrea Sharpe Promotions Officer IUCr 

Daniel Rabinovich Professor The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Legacy activities are as important as those that took place during the IYCr.

Prerana Pai Student Delhi Private School, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 

Santiago Garcia-Granda Professor University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain 2014 IYCr was an unique occasion to honoring the founders, educate society and inspire new generations of crystallographers. The beginning of a new era of crystallography.

Robert Krickl  Vienna, Austria 

Erivaldo Vieira da Silva Professor Garanhuns, PE- BRA Sou professor de Química na Cidade de Garanhuns, no estado de Pernambuco no Brasil. Estou desenvolvendo levantando estudos sobre a Cristalografia e os cristais.

Krzysztof Zagórski PhD Candidate Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland 

Cristóbal Verdugo Postdoc researcher Spanish National Research Council - CSIC 

Dr. Nzikahyel Simon Faculty and Frontier Crystallographer Department of Chemistry, university of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria Its a very welcome idea/project. Nigeria must be part of this. During the IYCr2014 clossing Ceremony in Morocco, I promised to initiate the Nigeria Association of Crystallographers. Its in top gear. Carry us along.

Worawat Wattanathana Student Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University 

Vanesa Contini Delegada Regional -Asociación Argentina de Cristalografía Las Acacias 1801 

Javier Ellena Profesor São Carlos Institue of Physics - University of Sao Paulo - São Paulo - Brazil 

Thomas Terwilliger Vice President American Crystallographic Association 

Juliette Pradon Research & Applications Scientist Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre 

Dr Georgina Rosair Scientific Officer, Secretary of the European Crystallographic Association Heriot Watt University Edinburgh UK 2014 was a wonderful year for building bridges across scientific disciplines, the general public and countries using crystallography

Peter Strickland Executive Managing Editor IUCr, 5 Abbey Square, Chester, UK 

Jill Bradshaw Managing Editor of Acta B International Unionof Crystallography 

David R. Rose Professor University of Waterloo 

Mattia Giannini  115 Rue des Teinturiers, Amiens, France 

Basir PhD Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan Tnx

Ms Deborah Austin Owner, Manager of Retail Shop Crystal Labyrinth, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England I will always promote the science of gems & crystals in order to educate all youngsters & adults alike.. let us no longer be ignorant of foolish beliefs, but follow the wisdom of our great scientists.

Che Randy Nangah  Graduate student  University of Buea, Cameroon 

Mariya al-Rashida Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Pakistan  

Haib Boughzala Professor - Vice President TCA Faculty of Science Tunis - Tunisian Crystallographic Association  

Marv Hackert Professor Dept. Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin 

Brian McMahon  International Union of Crystallography, Chester, UK 

Michele Zema  IUCr, UK 

Danny Hoare High school student Alun School, Mold, Wales 

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