ECM27 | The 27th Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Meeting Program


Day-by-day structure of the meeting:

Saturday 4th Opening of the satellite meeting on ‘Methods of High-Pressure Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction’
Sunday 5th Satellite meeting on ‘Methods of High-Pressure Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction’ closes in the evening.
Monday 6th Workshop on Data Diffraction Deposition.
Mounting of commercial exhibition.
Opening with Laue Centennial Lecture from 18:00. Please be there – We will not be there for the bicentennial!
Tuesday 7th Scientific sessions starts 08:30. Software Fayre. Posters.
Wednesday 8th Scientific sessions starts 08:30. Posters.
Thursday 9th Scientific sessions starts 08:30. Software Fayre. Posters.
Conference Banquet in the evening. 
Friday 10th Scientific sessions starts 08:30. Posters. Scientific sessions close 18:00. Exhibition closes after lunch.
Saturday 11th Excursion day – per your own choice.


ECM 27 - Schedule for keynote lectures

Day Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10
a.m. Jacqueline Cherfils: The many roles of small GTPases Henry Chapman:  Femtosecond protein nanocrystallography with an X-ray free-electron laser  Paola Gilli:  Towards the unification of intermolecular forces: The hydrogen bond as a charge-transfer interaction Randy Read:  Extending the reach of molecular replacement
 Maryjane Tremayne:  Structure solution from powder diffraction; new developments, applications and avenues Simon Parsons:  Absolute Structure Determination Ross Angel:  High pressure minerals and materials
Mark Spackman:  Charge densities and crystal engineering
p.m. Paul Midgley:  Towards routine structure solution using precession electron diffraction Jens Preben Morth:  Membrane transporters Michael Rossmann:  EM X-ray interface Björn Winkler:  Computational crystallography
p.m. Olivier Mentré:  Solid-state chemistry and crystallography Simone Techert:  Time Resolved Crystallographic Processes for Molecular Systems Knut Urban:  Picometre electron microscopy Neil Champness:  Metal-Organic Frameworks:  Synthesis and Applications


ECM 27 – Schedule for Microsymposia

Day Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10
a.m. 1, 3, 15, 27, 39, 41 2, 5, 26, 31, 35, 37 10, 14, 18, 24, 42, 46 6, 12, 36, 38, 40, 49
4, 11, 13, 21, 25, 44 7, 8, 17, 22, 23, 30 9, 20, 34, 43, 47, 50 16, 19, 29, 32, 33, 45

MS list

Protein crystallization and sample preparation
2 MX at Synchrotron Sources, including X-FELs and time-resolved crystallography
3 Getting the best data from your crystal(s)
4 Phasing challenges. Bootstrapping from a poor start
5 Advances in refinement and validation. Ligand chemistry
6 Bioinformatics informs MX
7 Pharmaceutical crystallography - Drug design: success and failures
8 Membrane proteins
9 EM and MX for viruses, assemblies and biological nano-machines
10 Infection and Disease
11 Frontiers in Structural Enzymology
12 Molecular recognition
13 Energy related materials
14 Materials in operando and in situ crystallography of materials
15 Structural complexity of minerals and inorganic materials
16 Crystal chemistry and phase transitions in materials at non-ambient conditions
17 Structural and crystal-physical studies in large volume high-P devices
18 New perspectives for charge density analysis: materials properties from inorganics to macromolecules
19 The importance of low temperature in charge density studies: history and future
20 Probing crystal structures at the nanoscale by quantitative electron crystallography
21 Crystal chemistry of aperiodic crystals and frustrated systems
22 Quasicrystals, their approximants and surfaces: from the atomic to the nanoscale
23 Intermolecular interactions at ambient and extreme conditions
24 Polymorphism and chirality in molecular crystals
25 Design, structure, and function of multi-component crystals
26 Porous materials for gas storage and other applications
27 Molecular structures in catalysis and magnetism
28 Imaging using diffraction, spectroscopy or coherent signals
29 Likely to be useful: Statistical software packages
Buy one, get one free: Software for twin handling
31 "How-to"
32 Optimizing the use of Databases
33 Neutrons and high-resolution X-ray diffraction for bio-crystallography
34 Aperiodic, short-range ordered and non-crystalline materials at ambient and non-ambient conditions
35 Ferroic and multiferroic materials
36 Towards megabar pressures: complex and geo-materials
37 Electron Crystallography on functional materials
38 Structure solution of minerals and inorganics by electron crystallography
39 Electron diffraction and X-ray powder diffraction: getting the best of both worlds
40 Structure prediction for crystalline and amorphous molecular solids
41 Dynamics in crystals: experimental techniques and software
42 Big "small molecules" and small "macromolecules" – learning techniques from each other
43 Hot topics and structures in molecular chemistry
44 Controlling and Monitoring crystal growth and quality
45 Advances at lower resolutions: new experimental and modeling approaches
46 Advances in powder diffraction: structure solution and structure-property relationships
47 3rd Generation Synchrotrons – Radiation Damage/Impact on Crystals
Crystallographic teaching
50 X-ray or neutron optics and instrumentations