Commission on Crystallographic Teaching


Professor Katherine Kantardijeff
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Craven Hall 6211
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, USA
Tel: 1(760)750-7204; Skype/Voicemail: 1(949)273-0463


Joint Teaching Commission Newsletter No 3 / Computing Commission No 10, Nov 2009, with the theme of 'Age Concern".

Upcoming Schools

An expanded list of events which might have relevance to the Commission is given in the list of Forthcoming Meetings

ISC2018. International School of Crystallization Spain 21st May 2018 - 25th May 2018
School on X-ray and Neutron Diffraction Techniques Belgium 28th May 2018 - 30th May 2018
Electron Crystallography. 51st Erice Course. Italy 1st Jun 2018 - 10th Jun 2018
FEBS 2018: Advanced Methods in Macromolecular Crystallization Czech Republic 10th Jun 2018 - 16th Jun 2018
Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis United States 17th Jun 2018 - 22nd Jun 2018
Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering United States 19th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018
7th School on Representational Analysis and Magnetic Structures (RAMS) United States 20th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018
Croucher Summer Course on Neutron Scattering China 9th Jul 2018 - 14th Jul 2018
Thermodynamics and Energetics in Soft Matter Systems France 24th Jul 2018 - 26th Jul 2018
Penn State Summer Microscopy School: one- or two-week options United States 13th Aug 2018 - 24th Aug 2018
BCA/CCP4 Summer School in Protein Crystallography United Kingdom 27th Aug 2018 - 1st Sep 2018


The IUCr Crystallographic Teaching Commission is one of several International Union of Crystallography Commissions and is responsible for supporting activities relating to teaching crystallography. It was established at the Third General Assembly this Commission with the object of exchanging information on an international scale on the subject of teaching crystallography, of promoting publication of articles on teaching, and of arranging discussions.

Teaching Pamphlets

The Teaching Pamphlets are the result of a long term aim of the Commission on Crystallographic Teaching to produce a large collection of short statements each dealing with a specific topic at a specific level. The emphasis is on a particular teaching approach. It is not the function of the Commission to decide on the "best" approach but to make all available so that teachers can make their own selection.