IUCr Newsletter - Volume 24, Number 4 - 22
A line-up of fascinating, fresh and fun events has been planned to run in parallel with the traditional scientiﬁc sessions.
Many of these events - discussions and roundtables on education, outreach and capacity building; seminars on general
interest topics; contests for research grants for youngsters; an operational XRD lab; and exhibitions - stem from projects
initiated and collaborations formed during IYCr2014.
Mega Structure Build
The world's largest crystal structure model,
which has been entered in the Guinness Book of
Records, is being brought in from Vienna. The
creator, Robert Krickl, will personally inaugurate
the exhibition and help explain the model.
Organizer: IUCr Commission on Art and
Award-winning photomicrographs of rocks and
crystals by Bernardo Cesare (petrologist at U. Padua,
Italy) will be on display throughout the Congress.
Tutors and operators: Rigaku technical staﬀ
A real X-ray diﬀraction lab will be in operation
for participants to collect their own data.
Salt of the Earth
Chair: Gautam R. Desiraju
Various aspects of this unique compound,
sodium chloride, that is so important in
crystallography and elsewhere, will be covered
in this 150-min session.
Academia/Industry/Govt Collaborations in Solid State Pharma
This session will highlight academia/industry/government interactions in the area of solid
state pharma and novel crystal forms for
innovator and generic companies.
Kick-oﬀ meeting of LAAMP, an IUPAP-IUCr Project
within the 2016-2019 ICSU Grant Programme
Chairs: Sandro Scandolo (IUPAP) and Michele Zema (IUCr)
The Lightsources for Africa, the Americas and the Middle East
Project (LAAMP), which will enhance advanced light source and
crystallographic sciences in these three regions, will be launched.
Crystallography in emerging nations I: BRICS countries
Chair: Andreas Roodt
This session will focus on the role played by the ﬁve BRICS countries
(Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa) in the context of
scientiﬁc research and technological development, and present
general activities and initiatives on networking. It will also aim to
increase collaboration, stimulate mutual discussions among
young colleagues and discuss funding opportunities available.
Crystallography in emerging nations II: Africa
Chair: Michele Zema (IUCr)
This session will present projects and activities for a sustainable
development of education and research infrastructures in
Africa. It will highlight possible synergies among scientiﬁc unions
and other bodies, like UNESCO and ICSU, to facilitate this process.
Crystallography in emerging nations III: LACA
Chairs: Diego G. Lamas and José Reyes
To maintain the momentum generated by the foundation of the
Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA) and its
admission as a Regional Associate of the IUCr in 2014, in this
session, the current situation of crystallography in the region will be
revised with emphasis on equipment, human resources, synchrotron
and neutron facilities, basic and advanced courses, and databases.
Commemorative symposium in honour of Howard Flack
Chairs: William Clegg and Gervais Chapuis
Howard's legacy to the crystallographic
community, both in terms of his scientiﬁc
contributions and his pioneering activities in
electronic publishing, will be celebrated.
Towards a global community: IUCr Associates Programme
Chair: Jonathan Agbenyega (IUCr)
The IUCr Associates Programme will launch oﬃcially
during the Congress. By becoming an Associate,
you will be supporting the IUCr in its many charitable
activities and receive a variety of beneﬁts.
Symmetry in Indian Art
In this session, eminent artist and calligrapher
Poosapati Parameshwar Raju, who specialises in
grids and space division for design, will describe
his unique style, process and concepts.
Young researchers with a maximum age of 35
and no permanent academic position, regularly
registered at IUCr2017, will present and defend
their idea for a scientiﬁc project in front of a
selection panel. Awards will be announced at
the end of the session.
These details were correct at the time this Newsletter went to press (April 2017);
please see the ﬁnal programme for up-to-date information.
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 24, Number 4 ♦ 2016