International Union of Crystallography

Commission on Biological Macromolecules

Commission web page


  • W. Minor (Chair, USA)
  • D. Tomchick (USA)
  • A. Buschiazzo (Uruguay)
  • P. Grochulski (Canada)
  • M. Nowotny (Poland)
  • W. Rypniewski (Poland)
  • D.M. Salunke (India)
  • J. Sanz-Aparacio (Spain)
  • B. Schneider (Czech/Slovak)
  • W.-D. Schubert (South Africa)
  • N. Sträter (Germany)
  • B. Vallone (Italy)
  • A. Vrielink (Australia)
  • M.S. Weiss (Germany)

ex officio Member

  • S. Burley (USA) (as Director of the PDB)


  • E. Arnold (USA)
  • J. Martin (Australia)
  • A.D. Podjarny (France)
  • T.C. Terwilliger (USA)
  • Na Yang (People's Republic of China)
  • C.S. Bond (Australia)
  • G. Kurisu (Japan)
  • E. Garman (UK)
To see a graphical representation of former members, click here.

Terms of Reference

The Commission on Biological Macromolecules was established at the Ottawa General Assembly in 1981, with the following terms of reference:
  • To advise the IUCr in organizing or sponsoring sessions on macromolecular crystallography at Congresses and conferences
  • To promote and coordinate scientific exchange between countries in the field of macromolecular crystallography
  • To cooperate with other Commissions of the Union on matters dealing with macromolecular crystallography
  • To cooperate with other international bodies interested in macromolecular crystallography and allied subjects