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IUCr poster prizes at AsCA’06

[AsCA prize winners]Photo courtesy of Yoshio Matsui, NIMS
Congratulations go to young scientists Yi-Wei Chang (third from right; Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) and Pance Naumov (third from left; National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan), who won the IUCr poster prizes at the 2006 meeting of the Asian Crystallographic Association in Tsukuba, Japan. The winning posters were “Crystal Structures of the dTDP-4-keto-2,3,6-trideoxy-3-aminohexose Reductase (DnmV) from Streptomyces peucetius: Implications for the Inhibition and Catalytic Mechanisms” by Y.-W. Chang, C.-C. Wu, Y.-J. Sun, H.-T. Chiu and C.-D. Hsiao, and “Small imperfection causes a very small molecule to pack in a very large cell: Sodium saccharinate 1.875 hydrate with unit cell of 15.6 nm3” by P. Naumov, G. Jovanovski, O. Grupce, B. Kaitner, D. Rae and S. W. Ng. Judging the competition and awarding the prizes were IUCr Executive Committee members Yuji Ohashi (President, second from right) and (from left) Peter Colman, Gautam Desiraju and Gernot Heger.