Congratulations to the winners of the IUCr journals poster prizes!

The prize for the best crystallization poster from a young scientist at the 17th West Coast Protein Crystallography Workshop (Pacific Grove, CA, USA; March 20-23, 2005) was awarded to Serdar Uysal and team (U. of Chicago, IL, USA and Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA) for the presentation “Crystallization Chaperones”. The selection committee consisted of H. Einspahr, P. Fitzgerald and A. McPherson, all members of the editorial board of the IUCr’s latest journal, Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications ( ). The winner was presented with a copy of International Tables for Crystallography Volume F, Crystallography of biological macromolecules.

The winner of the equivalent competition with the same prize at Recent Advances in Macromolecular Crystallization (Le Bischenberg, France, May 8-11, 2005) was Claude Sauter (Richard Giegé laboratory, IBMC-CNRS, U. of Strasbourg, France) for his poster “Crystallization in Gels: Principles and Practical Tips”, judged by C. Betzel (U. of Hamburg, Germany), H. Einspahr and A. McPherson.

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