Meeting report

Slovenian-Croatian meeting

The Seventh joint meeting of Slovenian and Croatian crystallographers was held in Spa Radenci, Prekmurje, Slovenia, June 18-20, 1998.

There were four invited plenary lectures: Three Decades of Solid State Reactions, from Photodimerization to Methyl Transfer (M. Kaftory, Italy), How to Avoid Unnecessarily Low Symmetry (E. Tillmanns, Austria), High-Resolution Electron Microscopy (HREM): Image Precessing Analysis of Defects and Grain Boundaries in nanocrystalline Materials (A.M. Tonejc, Croatia), Protein Function through Crystallography (K. Djinovic Carugo). There were 40 oral contributions dealing with all aspects of crystallography and its applications in fundamental, chemical, physical, protein and materials research. The participants enjoyed a pleasant trip to wine cellars in Gornja Radgona and the conference dinner in the local pub "Janzev vrh" in a vineyard near Spa Radenci. The program is displayed on the www at: www.

The meeting was organized by the Slovenian Crystallographic Soc. and Croatian Crystallographic Assn. Financial sponsors included the Ministry of Science and Technology of Slovenia and the Fac. of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, U. of Ljubljana, Philips (The Netherlands), Anton Paar (Austria), Bruker-AXS (Germany), Huber (Germany), Molecular Structure Corp. (Europe), Nonius (The Netherlands), Stoe & Cie (Germany), Krka (Novo mesto, Slovenia) and Labena (Ljubljana, Slovinia).

The Eighth Croatian-Slovenian Crystallographic Meeting will be held in June 1999 at the Istrian coast in Croatia.

Vane Leban