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Max Perutz Prize Awarded to Fuess
The sixth Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Assn goes to Hartmut Fuess from the Dept. of Materials Science at the U. of Technology in Darmstadt Germany. Hartmut Fuess is recognized for his outstanding contributions to structure research of functional materials such as zeolites, fuel cells, and magnetic materials, the construction of scientific instruments at largescale synchrotron and neutron facilities and the skilled and enthusiastic service to crystallography in Europe and the broader international community.
C and E nEws, sEpT 26,2011
The journal Inorganic Chemistry published by the American Chemical Society recently celebrated its 50th year of publication. An article in Chemical and Engineering News (89 (39), 33-35, 2012) reviewing highlights from the past 50 years included extensive coverage of comments by James Ibers who was an associate editor of the journal in the 1960s. Ibers stated that the greatest impact on inorganic chemistry over the course of the journal’s history has been in chemical structure determination. He noted that the first issue in 1962 had 38 papers, none of which presented X-ray crystal structures, although a few had powder diffraction data. In the August 15, 2011 issue there were 64 papers reporting 44 crystal structures clearly illustrating the evolution of techniques and concurrent software development for single-crystal X-rays studies of inorganic molecules. Ibers himself is one of the most prolific autors in Inorganic Chemistry, with 245 papers to his credit. His first paper was published in 1964 when he was at Brookhaven National Laboratory. It centered on the crystal structure of sodium perxenate octahydrate, Na4XeO6.8H2O (Inorg. Chem. 1964, 3, 1412).
CCDC now accepts structure factors
The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is pleased to announce that structure factors are now being accepted with CIFs for deposition to the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). Colin Groom, Executive Director, commented that “The CCDC supports the IUCr in highlighting the importance of retaining and validating experimental data. We strongly recommend that all journals publishing crystal structures should encourage their authors to provide these data in electronic CIF format.” “The deposition of structure factors to the CSD is extremely welcome and will greatly facilitate the work of reviewers” said Sylvain Bernès, co-editor Acta Cryst. Section E. “Archived structure factors also promise to be a rich source of data for research related to statistical bias in X-ray structures and in detection of systematic errors in data collections”. CIFs and structure factors can now be deposited with the CCDC via our web-based deposition form at www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/services/structure_deposit. Further information on publication standards can be found on the IUCr website www. iucr.org/index.html/leading-article/2011/2011-06-02.
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8 km railway stretch between Kunowo and Bieżyn. Participants experienced the effort of driving human-powered historical draisines, produced between 1920 and 1950 – only one team managed to cover the entire 8-km distance through the picturesque, but hilly (particularly on the uphill sides), landscape. The workshop was sponsored by the Faculty of Chemistry, Agilent Technologies, Bruker Poland and Olympus Poland, and was organized under auspices of Polish Foundation for Science.
EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course
Structural and Biophysical Methods For Biological Macromolecules in Solution
Hyderabad, India, November 29- December 6, 2012 events.embo.org/12-macromolecule/index.html
September 17, 2012
The main objective of the course is to teach young PhD students and postdocs from all areas of biology the methods applicable to study biological macromolecules in solution. The aim is at comprehensive coverage of the field including the major structural and biophysical techniques employed for the characterization of high and low resolution structure and structural transitions, macromolecular complex formation, pro-
tein folding and stability, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions and enzymatic mechanisms. The course will include lectures on small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS/SANS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC) and spectroscopic approaches. Bioinformatic tools to analyze protein-protein interactions will also be considered, and
the joint use of the solution characterization methods with the major non-solution structural techniques, macromolecular crystallography (MX), electron microscopy (EM), mass spectrometry (MS) and with the in situ methods will be covered. Special attention will be paid to interdisciplinary approaches, where the synergistic use of complementary techniques leads to a comprehensive description of macromolecular systems.
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 20, Number 2 ♦ 2012
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IUCr Newsletter - Volume 20, Number 2
IUCr Newsletter - Volume 20, Number 2
Letter from the President
XX Congress Reports
Regional Associate News
Crystallographic Meeting Reports
Awards, News and Notices
Index to Advertisers
Crystall Ographic Meetings Calendar
IUCr Newsletter - Volume 20, Number 2