• We have a #CSD3DPrint contest winner!

    This year’s #CSD3DPrint Twitter contest saw many intricate and exciting entries come to life in the hands (and printers) of our contestants.  Participants who tweeted photos of their 3D creations with the hashtag #CSD3DPrint were eligible for the contest.  Entries were judged on the number of social media “engagements” (likes and retweets) and by a panel of expert judges.  The winner will receive a $50 gift card for the Shapeways 3D printing service.

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  • Join in for the 3rd Annual #CSD3DPrint Contest!

    It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to summer conferences and how exactly to present your complicated crystal structures to a large assembly of scientists.  Just in time, then, that the CCDC announces our 3rd Annual #CSD3DPrint Twitter Contest! 

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  • Reflections from Hanoi & the 14th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association

    Last December, I had the good fortune to travel to Hanoi for the annual meeting of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA).  I met many student researchers and enjoyed hearing about their work.  The CCDC sponsored prizes for the best student posters.  After the meeting, I caught up again with two of the winners and asked them to send along a summary of their experiences of the meeting.  It’s always a pleasure to hear from students who are so enthusiastic about crystallography, structural chemistry, and presenting their work at scientific meetings.  I share their impressions of AsCA2016 with you here...

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  • The First Pan-African Conference on Crystallography

    It was my extreme pleasure to be able to attend the first ever Pan-African conference dedicated to crystallography last month at the University of Dschang, Cameroon.  Nearly 200 crystallographers from around the world attended the meeting to present their work and to establish connections and collaborations throughout Africa.  Suzanna Ward and I were pleased to catch up with Françoise Amombo Noa in Dschang and hear more about her research.  Frequent visitors to the CCDC website and Facebook page may remember Françoise as one of the researchers responsible for our 750,000th structure – announced last summer.  Françoise was kind enough to send us some of her impressions of PCCr1 for inclusion in this blog…

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  • Notes from the ACA

    This summer the CCDC was proud to award our first ACA Student Travel Award to graduate student Madushani Dharmarwardana of the University of Texas at Dallas.  Madushani was able to present her work in a talk in the prestigious Etter Early Career session.  She wrote this post for our CCDC blog sharing some of her experiences at the American Crystallographic Association’s annual meeting in Denver.

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  • Announcing the 2nd Annual CSD 3D Printing Contest

    At the CCDC we’ve been investigating ways to bring chemistry to life by printing 3D models from crystal structure coordinates.  These hand-held molecules make engaging with science and research more fun.  They’re useful in the classroom as teaching aids and they also make excellent gifts!  So, today we are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual #CSD3DPrint Twitter Contest.

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  • IUCr-UNESCO Bruker OpenLab Uruguay

    The CCDC was proud to support the IUCr-UNESCO Bruker OpenLab recently held in Uruguay by supplying tutorials and trial licenses to the participants.  Workshop organizer Natalia Alvarez writes this guest blog detailing the OpenLab.

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