By hook or by crook – structural solutions from challenging crystals

The joint CCG/IG autumn meeting “By hook or by crook – structural solutions from challenging crystals” will be held at GSK in Stevenage on the 20th November. 

This year at this meeting CCDC will be awarding Sihai Yang, from the University of Manchester, the CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists when he gives the prize lecture on his research.




10.00 Registration

10.25 Introduction

10.30 Session 1: Beyond crystals and X-rays – New methods for structure determination 

10.30-11.15 Plenary – Lukáš Palatinus, The Czech Academy of Sciences

11.15-11.45 Clemens Kühn, Merck

11.45-12.15 Katharina Edkins – Water and drugs – an unstructured approach to studying crystals (Queen’s University Belfast)

12.15 Lunch

13.00 IG Annual General Meeting: Agenda and voting for new committee members will be circulated by email in advance of the event to all Industrial Group members

13.30 Session 2: Synchrotron tools for in situ studies of structural changes

13.30-14.00 Prize lecture – Sihai Yang CCG Prize Lecture, University of Manchester

14.00-14.30 Xiaojiao Liu – Crystallisation study of biodiesel and methyl stearate at extreme conditions (University of Edinburgh)

14.30 Coffee Break

15.00 Session 3: Advanced XRPD applications

15.00-15.30 Kenneth Shankland, CrystallografX 

15.30-16.00 Mathilde Reinle-Schmitt – Beyond the limits of conventional techniques: subtle structural differences influencing solubility unveiled by synchrotron-XRPD (Excelsus SLS)

16.00-16.30 Alistair Florence – Crystal structures and curious crystals (University of Strathclyde)

16.30 Close


Registration for the annual Autumn Meeting is now openFind out more about the meeting here.