Past events

August 2018

31st Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association
August 22 -27, 2018, Oviedo, Asturia, Spain

16th One-day symposium on protein folding & stability
August 31, Amphitheatre 204, Université de Liege, Belgium

July 2018

May 2018

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

May 2017

NVvM Cryo Workgroup Spring Meeting

Monday May 8, 2017

Utrecht University, David de Wiedgebouw, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG Utrecht

This year’s spring meeting of the cryo‐electron microscopy workgroup of the NVvM, will be held on Monday May 8th 2017.
The Cryo workgroup is  delighted to have as keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Achilleas Frangakis (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Dr. Cristina Paulino (Univ. Zürich / Univ. Groningen)
  • Dr. Tzviya Zeev‐Ben‐Mordehai (Univ. Utrecht / Oxford)

Please check out registration information (before April 24) and the program here.

Friday November 18, 2016

NVK symposium and Yearly Meeting: Molecules and matter interacting with Neutrons, Electrons and X-rays 

Reactor Institute Delft, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft

The yearly meeting of the NVK is at the Reactor institute Delft on November 18, 2016.
Next to a great variety of lectures, the program includes an excursion to the Reactor and to PEARL, the new Neutron powder diffractometer. Please check out the program here.

Sunday September 25 – Sunday October 2, 2016

Third European Crystallographic School (ECS3)

Bol, Island of Brač, Croatia

The ECS3  focuses on deepening the students’ previously acquired basic knowledge of crystallography (both powder diffraction and single crystal) through an excessive series of cutting edge quality lectures to be delivered by best available teachers, extensive hands-ons and relaxing yet strongly focused evening Q&A sessions. More information can be found here.

Registration is open. A limited number of bursaries are available for graduate and PhD students and young postdoc scientists. Our NVK secretary Martin Lutz will be one of the teachers.

Thursday September 22, 2016



This year, 2016, we celebrate 100 years of powder diffraction as well as 50 years of Rietveld Refinement. The website of the event, after it took place, is HERE .

Friday July 1, 2016

one-day symposium on Structural Biology


This one-day symposium on Structural Biology has been organized by the NVK at the TU Eindhoven. Abstracts and a picture of the speakers can be found here.

12 to 15 June 2016



Started in 1991, EPDIC is now the Biennial Conference that brings together scientists and instrumentation companies to brainstorm on the latest trends and challenges in powder diffraction. The 15th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC15) will be held in Bari, a coastal town in southern Italy. Check out the website for more information.

MAY 20, 2016

one-day symposium on Co-crystals


This one-day symposium on Co-crystals will be organized by the NVKG and NVK at the Radboud University Nijmegen . A program is available here.

The design of multicomponent crystals provides a means to alter physicochemical properties of crystals without changing the chemical properties of the molecule of interest. This is particularly useful in the case of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), but also in the field of agrochemical products.
Although solvates and salts are commonly used in this context, the formation of co-crystals has only more recently been considered, which has significantly increased the solid forms available for formulation.

This one-day symposium intends to give an overview of important aspects in the design of co-crystals, ranging from the search for suitable co-former candidates to possible legislation issues.

The symposium will be held at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Linnaeus building, lecture room N6 (building 14 on the map.)


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