ACA celebrates science diversity with a brand new logo

Thomas Proffen
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The American Crystallographic Association (ACA) has a long history of being a home to all structural science disciplines. In 2021 the ACA council voted to add “The Structural Science Society” as a tag line and a committee was formed to create a new logo replacing the original one created by Helen Berman over 35 years ago. After a lot of hard work by the logo committee, the new logo was unveiled in December 2021 celebrating the breadth of science the ACA represents.

Personally I fully agree with this Cora Lind-Kovacs quote: “I am excited to add “The Structural Science Society” to our logo. Crystallography has played, and continues to play, a very important role in structure determination. However, other methods have advanced significantly in recent years, and techniques like NMR or cryo-EM also have made many important contributions to structure determination. As we continue to push for new frontiers, combining data obtained by such methods with traditional crystallographic diffraction or other scattering techniques holds tremendous potential, and the addition of “The Structural Science Society” shows that the ACA is committed to providing a place that brings together all scientists that are pursuing atomic level structural analysis.

Learn more about the new logo here.

7 June 2022

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