Microgravity gets off the ground in Granada

Nearly 250 scientists from academia, government, and industry gathered for the Seventh Int'l Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules, in May 1998 in Granada, Spain. A highlight of the session on microgravity was a plenary talk titled "Recent Advances in Microgravity Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules," given by Principal Investigator, A. McPherson, of the U. of California, Irvine. During the microgravity session, Lawrence DeLucas, of the U. of Alabama, Birmingham, also presented papers titled "X-ray Facility for the Int'l Space Station" and "Vapor Diffusion Crystal Growth Experiments in Microgravity."

(from Microgravity News Summer '98)