IUCr Newsletter - Volume 24, Number 4 - 17
CrYsTallograPhiC meeTing rePorTs
Bol, Croatia, September 2016
Mario cetina, stanko popovic´ anD anton MeDen
The 24th Croatian-Slovenian Crystallographic Meeting
(CSCM24) was held in September of 2016 at Bol on the island
of Brač in the Adriatic Sea. Together with the 3rd European
Crystallographic School that followed, it was a great summer
of crystallography in Croatia.
The meeting was jointly organized by the Croatian Crystallographic Association (CCA) and the Slovenian Crystallographic Society (SCS), under the auspices of the Croatian
Academy of Sciences and Arts. The Chair of the Organizing Committee was Mario Cetina (CCA). The Chairs of
the Meeting were Stanko Popović (CCA) and Anton Meden
(SCS). Overall, 98 scientists participated in the meeting coming from Croatia (59), Slovenia (12), Austria, Germany, Italy,
Korea, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK.
Five plenary and eighty short oral contributions were presented. The plenary lectures included: "Handling crystal pathologies in macromolecular crystallography" (M. Jaskolski, Poland);
"Flexibility, Dynamics and Chemical Reactions in Solids: Molecular Crystals to Framework Materials" (L. Brammer, UK);
"Direct imaging and quantification of crystal structures at the
atomic level using Cs corrected scanning transmission electron
microscope" (G. Dražić, Slovenia); "Crystallography and Society: outcomes of IYCr2014" (M. Zema, UK);"Thermosalient
crystals- acrobatics on the nanoscale" (Ž. Skoko, Croatia).
Plenary lecturers (l to r): Ž. Skoko, M. Jaskolski, G. Dražić, L. Brammer and M. Zema
in the wine cellar in Bol.
The Vidova Gora Peak, view on Bol and neighbouring islands.
Short oral contributions dealt with modern development of
crystallography and closely related fields and gave students an excellent opportunity to gain experience presenting to a large scientific audience.
As there was no registration fee for this meeting, the Organizing Committee is thankful for financial support of the sponsors: PANalytical I Renacon (The Netherlands I Croatia), Rigaku
(UK), Bruker I Aparatura (Germany, Austria, Croatia), Douglas Instruments (UK), Stoe (Germany), Dectris (Switzerland),
PLIVA Croatia Ltd., Croatian National Tourist Board, Bluesun Hotels (Croatia). All information about the meeting can be
found at http://cscm24.xyz.
An excursion to Pučišća included visits to a stone carving
school, a wine cellar, and Vidova Gora Peak, the highest peak on
Participants in the Klesarska škola (Stone-carving School), Pučišća.
Comments from the plenary lecturers
M. Jaskolski: The Island of Brač and Bol have left unforgettable impressions and memories.
L. Brammer: I am impressed with the very nice work being done in Croatia, The meeting format provides excellent opportunities
for students to get experience in giving presentations to a larger scientific audience. The meeting certainly had the familiar, welcoming feeling that I find is present at most crystallographic meetings.
G. Dražić: I learned many new things and surely I will attend the future meetings.
M. Zema: I enjoyed the atmosphere, the presence of so many young and promising crystallographers and all discussions and
conversations. Not to mention the beautiful scenery of Croatia and Bol in particular!
The 25th SCCM will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 15-17, 2017, http://slocro25.fkkt.uni-lj.si/
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 24, Number 4 ♦ 2016