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International Union of Crystallography

The IUCr is an International Scientific Union. Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in crystallography and to contribute to all aspects of crystallography, to promote international publication of crystallographic research, to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols, and to form a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences. Read more »


  • 2023 IUCr Crystal growing competition – deadline extended

    Unfortunately, we have experienced technical difficulties with the submission system for the 2023 IUCr Crystal growing competition for schoolchildren. We are therefore asking all participants who think their entry/entries may not have been received to resubmit here. The deadline has been extended to 15 December.

  • IUCr seeks Marketing Executive

    We are seeking a dynamic and creative Marketing Executive to join our team at the IUCr. This role is integral to promoting our organization's initiatives, fostering relationships within the global scientific community. The ideal candidate will have a passion for science, excellent marketing and communication skills and the ability to work in an international context. The position has scope for career development and progression. Please see here for more information.

  • New IUCr Executive Committee elected

    At the third session of the 26th IUCr General Assembly on 27 August 2023, Professor Santiago García-Granda (University of Oviedo, Spain) was elected as IUCr President, Professor Graciela Díaz de Delgado (Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela) as IUCr Vice-President and Professor Trevor Forsyth (Lund University, Sweden) as General Secretary and Treasurer. They will be joined on the IUCr Executive Committee by the Immediate Past President Dr Hanna Dabkowska (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada); newly elected ordinary members Professor Susan Bourne (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Professor Atsushi Nakagawa (Osaka University, Japan) and Professor Maria Cristina Nonato (University of São Paulo, Brazil); and existing ordinary members Dr Angela Altomare (Institute of Crystallography – CNR, Bari, Italy), Dr Thomas Proffen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA) and Dr Manfred Weiss (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany).

The best in crystallographic research

Uniquely among International Scientific Unions, the IUCr publishes its own primary research journals. Acta Crystallographica Sections A–F, IUCrJ, Journal of Applied CrystallographyJournal of Synchrotron Radiation and IUCrData communicate the highest quality peer-reviewed research findings across the many scientific areas to which crystallography is relevant.

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26th IUCr Congress

Melbourne, Australia
22-29 August 2023

Regional Associate meetings
Denver, CO, USA
7-12 July 2024

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Selangor, Malaysia
1-6 Dec 2024

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Padova, Italy
26-31 August 2024

Montevideo, Uruguay
23-26 September 2024

IUCr Corporate Associates

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