Crystal nucleation of proteins

The nucleation process of proteins has been studied by a group of researchers from Brussels, Eindhoven and Grenoble. They used time-resolved cryo-transmission electron microscopy for this investigation. The results give insight in what happens on the molecular level when crystallization starts and how this influences later the macroscopic states. They published their findings in the prestigious journal Nature:
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25971

Philip Coppens overleden

It is with deep sorrow we have heard that Philip Coppens passed away on 21-Jun-2017 (age 86).

Philip Coppens was born in Amersfoort and did his PhD at the University of Amsterdam. After appointments at the Weizmann Institute and the Brookhaven National Laboratory he spend most of his career in Buffalo. In 2005 he received the Ewald prize of the IUCr.

The following links give more info on Philip Coppens and his work:

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/06/031.html
http://www.amercrystalassn.org/h_coppens_memoir