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International Union of Crystallography

The IUCr is an International Scientific Union. Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in crystallography and to contribute to all aspects of crystallography, to promote international publication of crystallographic research, to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols, and to form a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences. Read more »

Announcements

  • Crystallographers unite to tackle coronavirus

    With stories about coronavirus dominating the news, we report that crystallographers around the world are making strong contributions to the efforts to find a vaccine and advance therapeutics.

  • African Crystallographic Association launched

    On 17 November 2021, the African Crystallographic Association (AfCA) was officially launched. Representatives from the founder members in Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe voted to constitute the Association, and elect the inaugural Executive Committee.

  • Topical Reviews in Acta F

    An Editorial in the November 2021 issue of Acta Cryst. F discusses plans for Topical Reviews and introduces the first of a series of concise articles in this category by Guest Editor John Helliwell, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Protein Data Bank.

  • Uwe Grimm (1963–2021)

    It is with sorrow that we relay the news of the death of Uwe Grimm, Professor of Mathematics at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Professor Grimm was a much-valued Co-editor of Acta Crystallographica Section A and Consultant to the IUCr Commission on Aperiodic Crystals, which he chaired from 2014 to 2017.

  • John D. Westbrook (1957–2021)

    We regret to announce the death of John Westbrook, Data & Software Architect Lead at Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB), Piscataway, NJ, USA, and member of several IUCr Committees/Commissions.

The best in crystallographic research

Uniquely among International Scientific Unions, the IUCr publishes its own primary research journals. Acta Crystallographica Sections A–F, IUCrJ, Journal of Applied CrystallographyJournal of Synchrotron Radiation and IUCrData communicate the highest quality peer-reviewed research findings across the many scientific areas to which crystallography is relevant.

Meetings and webinars

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26th IUCr Congress

Melbourne, Australia
22-29 August 2023


Regional Associate meetings
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ACA2022
Portland, OR, USA
29 July-3 August 2022

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AsCA2022
Jeju, Republic of Korea
30 October-2 November 2022

[ECA logo]
ECM33 Versailles, France
23-27 August 2022

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to be announced

IUCr Corporate Associates

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