IUCr Newsletter - Volume 24, Number 4 - 16
CrYsTalloraPhiC meeTing rePorTs
Crystallographic Society of Japan annual meeting
Mito, Japan, November 2016
The 2016 annual meeting and the general assembly of the
Crystallographic Society of Japan (CrSJ2016) was held November 17- 18 at the Ibaraki Prefectural Cultural Center in Mito.
Over 351 crystallographers participated. The meeting featured
52 oral and 125 poster presentations covering all aspects of crystallography, three award lectures, three microsymposia, a special
lecture promoting gender equality, two luncheon seminars, and
industrial exhibitions from 16 companies/organizations. The
microsymposia were titled "New Materials and Their Crystallography Promising for Sustainable Development of Society",
"Crystal Chemistry of Functional Materials Based on Proton,
Ion-Migration", and "Recent Advances in X-ray and Neutron
Protein Crystallography" and a total of 14 invited talks were
At the CrSJ Awards Ceremony, the S. Nishikawa Award
was presented to N. Kamiya (Osaka City U.) and J.-R. Shen
(Okayama U.), the Research Award was given to Y. Kubota
(Osaka Pref. U.) and G. Kurisu (Osaka U.). At the general assembly, an Honorary Membership was awarded to O. Nittono
(Fukushima city educational facility "Komukomu") and Y. Noda
The Young Crystallographer's Meeting 2016, a satellite meeting of the CrSJ 2016, was held on November 16 at the Tokai Industry and Information Plaza in Tokai (10 km north from Mito)
and 40 researchers/students participated. This meeting is held
every year to make an opportunity for young researchers and
graduate students to communicate and network with each other,
especially beyond the barriers between physics, chemistry and biology, in an informal environment. This year, three lectures by
two graduate students, K. Terao (Tsukuba U.) and H. Sugiyama
(Tokyo Inst. Tech.) and a post-doctoral researcher, A. Shinoda
(KEK) were given and a banquet was held after the lectures. In
addition, a tour of
J-PARC MLF, a
neutron and muon
at Tokai, was held
before the lectures as
a special event of the
meeting. The participants looked at four Lecture by A. Shinoda at the Young Crystallographer's
neutron diffractom- Meeting 2016. Photo courtesy of CROSS-Tokai.
eters in the MLF.
Young Crystallographer's Meeting 2016. banquet. Photo courtesy of CROSS-Tokai.
The recipients of the Honorary Membership and the 2016 CrSJ Awards with the
President of CrSJ (from left): Sasaki (President), Nittono, Noda, Kamiya, Shen,
Kubota and Kurisu.
Five young scientists were honored with the Poster Awards.
They are S. Shimono (Osaka Pref. U.), R. Tanaka (Rikkyo U.),
T. Yamano (U. Tokyo), K. Fukuda (U. Tokyo) and M. Yamada
Pictures of the J-PARC MLF tour. (left) a single crystal diffractometer for structural
biology "iBIX" (right) a versatile powder neutron diffractometer "iMATERIA." Photo
courtesy of CROSS-Tokai.
The poster Awardees and the President of CrSJ (from left): Yamada, Fukuda, Yamano, Tanaka, Shimono and Sasaki (President).
A full program of the meeting can be viewed at the CrSJ
website www.crsj.jp/activity/annualMeetings/nenkai2016/. The
chair of the organization committee was T. Tamada (QST) and
the program committee was chaired by M. Unno (Ibaraki U.).
The 2017 annual meeting will be held November 23-24,
2017 at JMS Aster Plaza, Hiroshima. The chair of the organization committee is Y. Kuroiwa (Hiroshima U.) and the program
committee is chaired by C. Moriyoshi (Hiroshima U.).♦
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 24, Number 4 ♦ 2016