Meeting report

Belgian Crystallography Symposium BCS-4

Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2005

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[BCS-4 speakers]Speakers, poster prize winners and organizers of the 4th Belgian Crystallography Symposium BCS-4
The Belgian National Committee for Crystallography organized the 4th Belgian Crystallography Symposium BCS-4, which was held at the Academy House in Brussels. About 85 Belgian crystallographers attended this biannual meeting. The morning session consisted of three invited lectures. Frank H. Allen (Cambridge) presented some applications of the Cambridge Structural Database in the field of structural chemistry, drug design and pharmaceutical development. The second talk by Alain Jonas (Louvain-la-Neuve) concentrated on self-assembly and self-organization as studied by scattering and microsopy techniques. Claude Lecomte (Nancy) illustrated the use of ultra high resolution X-ray diffraction in the study of protein-ligand interactions. A poster session and commercial exhibition were organized during lunchtime. The afternoon session consisted of three oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts (H. Novoa de Armas (Leuven), F. Hatert (Liège), and J. Burton (Namur)). At the end of the meeting two poster prizes were awarded to W. Tirry and Y. Boland. The BCS-4 meeting was sponsored by the Royal Academies of Sciences and Art of Belgium, and by the firms Bruker AXS, PANalytical, FEI and JEOL.

Luc Van Meervelt