New NVK secretary

After being in the NVK board for more than 10 years, Martin Lutz has laid down his function as secretary. We thank Martin for all his efforts in organizing lively meetings and finding good speakers.

Martin will be succeeded by Sven Hennig, who will join the NVK board as secretary. Sven has already shown his commitment for the NVK, while organizing the 2019 Structural Biology meeting: Interacting with Proteins : A structural view. We welcome Sven in our team and look forward to a fruitful cooperation.

Registration is open for the yearly NVK Symposium 2020 on February 5, 2020, 17:00h – 21:00h

It is now possible to register for the Yearly NVK Symposium 2020, which will take place on February 5, 2020, 17:00h – 21:00h at Antropia, Cultuur- en Congrescentrum, Hoofdstraat 8, Driebergen. The theme of the meeting is: “Diffraction: Theory and Real Life”. The registration form can be found here.

NVK ALV & Meeting 2020

The Dutch Crystallographic Society (NVK) will have their yearly meeting and ALV (general members meeting) on February 5, 2020 from 17:00h to 22:00h at the Antropia, Cultuur- en Congrescentrum, Hoofdstraat 8 in Driebergen.

We will start the meeting with the ALV, where we will discuss with the members what we did last year and what our plans are for the future. Then we will have a joint dinner buffet, followed by three speakers highlighting topics of present-day crystallography.

After the talks we can have a drink (or more). The ALV is open for members. Anyone else who is interested can join for dinner, talks and drinks. More details can be found here.

Symposium “25 Years of Protein Crystallography and beyond…” at Utrecht University

The department of Crystal and Structural Chemistry and Cryo-EM (Dep. Chemistry) of Utrecht University cordially invites you to join a symposium on November 22nd, 2019 to celebrate 25 years of Protein Crystallography at Utrecht University. Five former PhD students/postdocs will present recent highlights from their current careers. Many others will discuss their careers with current MSc and PhD students. Click here to read about the program and to register.

Symposium on June 6th: Interacting with Proteins : A structural view

In succession to the 2016 symposium, the Dutch Crystallographic Society (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kristallografie, NVK), in collaboration with AIMMS, the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems, will organize a 1-day symposium on Thursday June 6th entitled: Interacting with Proteins: A structural view.

This symposium will take place on Thursday June 6, in the O|2 Lab building of the VU Amsterdam, Boelelaan 1108 , 1081 HZ Amsterdam.

Registration is open . The deadline for registration has been extended to Thursday May 30. More information can be found HERE .

We look forward to meet you on June 6th!

Tom Grossmann, Sven Hennig, Bram Schierbeek

IUCr Newsletter Vol. 27, No. 1 Now Available

The latest issue of the IUCr Newsletter, Volume 27, No. 1 is now available to readers at the website of the IUCr . This new issue has IUCr Journals news, including highlights of the 9th Conference on Aperiodic Crystals (Aperiodic 2018) held at Iowa State University (Ames, USA) in July 2018, an editorial by Sriram Subramaniam about the CryoEM revolution, Research news about resorcinarene-based cavitands, a Feature article  about quartz crystals by Shigeru Ohba and news from the IUCr and the crystallographic community, many meeting reports and upcoming events as well as articles about People & history, including obituaries of Aaron Klug, Håkon Hope, Tom Steitz and Joel Bernstein. Previous issues of the IUCr Newsletter (as far back as 1998) can be found in the IUCr Newsletter archive.