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.
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
|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 Jahan||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||Marcin Nowotny||International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology||Poland|
|Ji-Joon Song||Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology||Republic of Korea||Adriana Serquis||Centro Atomico Bariloche||Argentina|
|Mohamed Eddaoudi||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology||Saudi Arabia||Yvon Bibila Mayaya Bisseyou||University of Cocody||Côte d’Ivoire|
|Anders Madsen||University of Copenhagen||Denmark||Delia Haynes||Stellenbosch University||South 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.
|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
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
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.
|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
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:
- increasing collaboration and cooperation among scientists of the region,
- 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
- funding for short term visits (up to 3 months), primarily aimed towards an Early Career Researcher,
- training workshops at centres of excellence or emerging centres in the region,
- enabling the sharing of facilities within the region.
Signed by all those present from the region
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.
|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,
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.
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.
[275 individual signatories]
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
PILAR GÓMEZ SAL DEPARTAMENTO DE QUÍMICA INORGÁNICA.UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALÁ. SPAIN
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
D. Aravindaraja TEACHER,DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUDUCHERRY NO-20,SCHOOL STREET MAIN ROAD,VRM THOTTAM, GOVINDASALAI,PUDUCHERRY
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
Abdelmalek Thalal PROFESSOR CADI AYYAD UNIVERSITY - MARRAKECH - MOROCCO
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
Krzysztof Wozniak HEAD OF RESEARCH LABORATORY CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT, WARSAW UNIVERSITY, PASTEURA 1, 02093 WARSZAWA, POLAND
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