Aug 172014

flagThe triennial congress of the International Union of Crystallography was held in Montreal over 8 days in August 2014.

Contributions to the meeting from Chem. Cryst. staff and students included:

Richard I. Cooper and James A. Arnold:
Displacement Parameter Restraints for Dealing with Limited Data

Karim J. Sutton, Pascal Parois and Richard I Cooper:
Big Methods for Small Molecules

Jerome G. P. Wicker and Richard I. Cooper
Predicting crystallisation propensity of small molecules

Pascal Parois and Richard I. Cooper
Effective data collection and refinement of perturbed structures

Richard Cooper and Lukas Palatinus co-chaired a session on “New Techniques for Structure Solution and Refinement”

Material from Oxford Chemistry’s Crystals at the Garden exhibition held earlier this year was displayed as part of a public International Year of Crystallography exhibition which ran alongside the main meeting.

A screening of Georgina Ferry’s play “Hidden Glory: Dorothy Hodgkin in her own words” was organized during the meeting, supported by Oxford Chemistry, Somerville College, and the British Crystallographic Association. It was well attended by meeting delegates including some of Dorothy’s former students.