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24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography

Hyderabad, India, August 21-28, 2017

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The 24th Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr will be held in Hyderabad, India, August 21-28, 2017, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). The opening ceremony will be held during the early evening of August 21 and will include the Ewald Prize lecture.

The program will be cutting edge with 3 plenaries, 40 keynotes, 119 microsymposia and also posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUCr. The Congress will present the latest and most exciting crystallography research in fundamental areas, chemistry, physics, biology, pharmaceutical sciences and materials research.

This Congress will offer several new and unique features for registered participants. These include spot presentations by young investigators for ad hoc research grant awards, formal arrangements for face-to-face interactions between students and established crystallographers, and the setting up of collaborations between scientists from developing countries and others. Additional new features are e-posters and e-abstracts linked to IUCr journals and free access for all our journals from HICC during the days of the Congress. Pre-conference outreach activities all over the world, including India, are already underway to promote crystallography and science in general among young students, including school children, to take forward the legacy of the International Year of Crystallography and of the 24th Congress.

Several scientists and students from Africa, South America and smaller Asian countries are expected to attend the Congress and we will make all efforts to ensure their participation.

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to inform you that the online registration and abstract submission forms are now available on the Congress website,, which is being updated regularly.

Registration and abstract submission now open