Meeting information

The meeting of the 32nd European Crystallographic Meeting 2019 is the largest forum for crystallographers in Europe. 

Date: 18 - 23 August 2019

Exhibition Stand: D08

Location: University of Vienna, Austria

Agenda: View the scientific programme here.

CDC Attendees: 
Jürgen Harter, Suzanna Ward, Andy Maloney, Ioana Sovago and Natalie Johnson

Find out more information on the conference website here.

CCDC presentations at the ECM

Wednesday 21st August 2019


Keynote Speaker

Title: One Million Structures and Counting: The Journey, the Insights, and the Future of the Cambridge Structural Database

Speaker: Suzanna Ward - Head of the CSD

Time: 08:30  


Microsymposia: GI-MS48: Teaching new dogs old tricks

Title: Crystal structure exploration - I didn't know Mercury could do that!

Speaker: Andrew Maloney - Research and Applications Scientist - CCDC Materials Team

Time: 11.20


Microsymposia: MS11: Big data at facilities and cloud computing in crystallography

Title: Keeping Things 'N Synch: Analysing the Content and Completeness of CIF Metadata in the CSD

Speaker: Natalie Johnson - Data Integrity Research Scientist - CCDC Database Team

Time: 15.20


Thursday 22nd August 2019

Microsymposia: MS34: Computer simulation of molecular interactions and crystal structures

Title: Analysing Aromatic Interactions: Clarity out of Complexity

Speaker: Ioana Sovago - Research and Applications Scientist - CCDC Materials Team

Time: 11.40


CSD One Million Celebrations at the ECM

Evening reception - 20th August 

In June this year we reached one million structures within the Cambridge Structural Database, a great achievement for the whole community!  As part of our celebrations we will be hosting a CSD One Million evening reception on the 20th August. This event will take place in lecture hall "Kleiner Festsaal".  It will begin at 8.15pm with drinks and networking followed by some presentations from a range of industry speakers.

Visit us at stand D08 at the event to collect your free ticket and drinks voucher. We look forward to seeing you there!


CCDC Workshop 

Crystal Engineering using the Cambridge Structural Database’  Satellite workshop 

18th August 2019

09:00 - 12:00 Morning session

09:00 - 10:45

  • Polymorph assessment using Hydrogen Bond Propensity
  • Structural analysis using Full Interaction Maps
  • Conformational analysis using Mogul Geometry Check

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 - Hydrate Structure Analysis


12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break 


13:00 - 17:00 Afternoon session          

13:00 - 14:30

  • Knowledge-based Co-Crystal Design

14:30 - 14:45  Coffee break

14:45 - 15.45 

  • Solvate Structure Analysis

15:45 - 16:00

  • Q&A session