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The observation building above the seashore and beneath the mountain on the
excursion to Mount Cameroon.
that were put down by the British military. The botanical gardens were started when Germans began a rubber industry and
set up a social club. After the Germans left, the British took over
the port, the gardens and the Club. This began the anglophile
era of Limbe and the introduction of Christianity. The club is
now a restaurant called "The Hot Spot". The medicinal garden
consisted of a diverse collection of trees including coffee, cinnamon, cocoa and rattan. We learned how chewing the barks
and sucking the saps of specific trees cured specific illnesses. We
were taken into the orchid greenhouse. It has probably been 20
years since an orchid has bloomed in the orchid house, but there
Francis Merlin and his family.
Bill Duax, son William and grandsons Peter and
Mathew dressed in Cameroonian finery..
are acres of beautiful flowers and trees in the pristine jungle surrounding it. Suddenly a downpour of rain began. It rains in
Limbe every day all year round. We loaded the bus for the ride
to the airport through the traffic jam/road construction/ motorcycle clogged/and cement dust filled air.
Months later a package with two Cameroonian outfits arrived in time for me to wear them at our family Christmas gathering and the annual musical review of the 130 year old Saturn
Club of Buffalo. Since then a dozen friends from the Saturn
Club and my sons and grand sons have ordered outfits and are
now decked out in Cameroonian high fashion.♦
Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 2
Poreč, Croatia, April, 2017
The Second Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography
Molčanov, (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia [HT3].
Workshop (HTCC2017) organized by the Croatian Association
The organizing committee was chaired by A. Višnjevac, presiof Crystallographers was held in Poreč, Croatia, April 22-26,
dent of the Croatian Association of Crystallographers,and the pro2017. The workshop was designed to highlight achievements in
gram coordinator was B. Kojić-Prodić. HTCC2017 was attended
experimental methods and theoretical approaches in crystallogra- by 20 students, 9 lecturers, 7 organizers and 2 accompanying
phy, that have brought the discipline to the frontiers of strucpersons from 13 countries. A. Bacchi, president of the European
ture-activity studies and natural sciences in general. The program Crystallographic Association (ECA), addressed the audience at the
covered three "hot topics": (i ) dynamical crystallography [HT1], opening ceremony. The ECA generously supported the organiza(ii ) crystallography under non-ambient conditions [HT2], and
tion of the meeting and bursaries for students. The workshop was
(iii ) charge density studies [HT3].
sponsored by Bruker AXS Inc. as main sponsor, as well as by DecLectures were presented by nine distinguished crystallogratris and MiTeGen. The Croatian Association of Crystallographers
phers: S. Hasnain,(Barkla X-ray Laboratory of Biophysics and
has already begun to plan the third workshop in the series.♦
Editor-in-Chief of the IUCr journals , UK) [Introduction]; H.
Chapman,( CFEL DESY; U. of
Hamburg, Germany) [HT1]; I.
Schlichting, (Max Planck Inst.
for Med. Res., Germany) [HT1],
D. Š. Jung, (Dectris Ltd, Switzerland) [Detectors]; S. Parsons, (Centre for Science at
Extreme Conditions, U. of Edinburgh, UK)[HT2]; M. Adam,
(Bruker AXS Inc., Germany)
[HT2]; P. Macchi, (U. of Bern,
Switzerland) [HT3]; C. Jelsch,
(CRM2, CNRS, U. de Lorraine,
Nancy, France) [HT3]; and K.
Participants at the HTCC2017 conference in Poreč, Croatia.
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