Meeting report

Tenerife School

[Tenerife school attendees]Attendees and speakers at the Tenerife School
Scientists and students from Russia, Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Rumania, Spain, USA, and Yugoslavia attended the fifth School on New Trends in Material Science, Direct Methods Perspectives: From Small Molecules to Proteins held at the U. of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) March, 1999.

Lectures covered topics ranging from basic direct-methods theory to advanced subjects such as protein substructure applications. The practical computing sessions demonstrated the use of the SIR99, SHELXD, and SnB v2.0. Lecture notes were distributed and students were encouraged to bring problems.

The school was supervised by C. Ruiz-Pérez, and the lecturers included C. Giacovazzo (Bari, Italy), G. Sheldrick (Göttingen, Germany), X. Solans (Barcelona, Spain) and C.Weeks (Buffalo, USA).The school was made possible by the financial support of the U. of La Laguna and the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, the enthusiasm of the La Laguna LOC, and the dedication of Dr. González-Platas.

The 6th School “New Trends in Material Science: Computational Methods in Powder Diffraction” will be held July 2-8, 2000 in La Laguna. For information contact C. Ruiz-Pérez, Dpto de Física Fundamental II, U. of La Laguna, E-38204 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain; e-mail:

Catalina Ruiz-Pérez