Annual Report 2006

The major event of 2006 was the 16th International Microscopy Congress, 3-8 September, Sapporo, Japan. This meeting was attended by over 2,000 scientists from 55 countries and had major components involving electron crystallography in both the physical and the biological sciences.

In terms of schools, a satellite meeting to the European Crystallographic Meeting was X-El 2006: a school on structure determination by the combination of X-ray powder diffraction and electron crystallography, 1-4 August 2006, Antwerp, Belgium. This was attended by about 70 students and teachers.

One other major effort of the Commission was the establishment of the Gjonnes medal in electron crystallography. This medal will be an award made to a scientist for life-time achievement in electron crystallography, presented at the IUCr triennial Congress. The first Gjonnes Medal will be awarded to J. Gjonnes at the Osaka Congress.

Future events with which the Commission has been actively involved include a number of workshops/schools that will be held in 2007 and 2008. These include:

New Instruments and Methods for Electron Crystallography, Aachen, Germany, 16-20 September 2007, http://www.elcryst2007.de/ ;

Electron Microscopy and Multiscale Modelling, Moscow, Russia, 3-7 September, 2007, http://ns.crys.ras.ru/EMMM07/ ;

Microscopy Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2007, which will have many sessions involving electron crystallography, including one on precession electron diffraction and other advanced crystallographic techniques, http://www.microscopy.org/MMMeetings/MM07/HomePage.html