Welcoming address at the Asian Crystallographic Association Meeting in Malaysia

Crystallographic research is an important foundation for material science and plays a vital role in promoting the development of world economy and social civilizations. Asian crystallographers have not only contributed substantially to the development of international crystallography, but have also played an important role in the development of sciences in our own country.

Scientific exchange at meetings such as this is not only critical to the advancement of science, it is also a major source of new ideas.

I sincerely hope this conference will help advance crystallography in Asia, benefit our young scientists and students, and contribute to the prosperity of science throughout the Pacific Basin.

Ze Zhang
President of the AsCA