• CSD Educators: Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop

    In this addition to our CSD Educators series, we hear from Dr Louise Dawe, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Louise is a collaborator and champion of the CSD—helping to develop some of our classroom modules. Here, she outlines current examples of collaborative crystallography workshops and schools in the Americas that can help educators plan future structural science events. It is based on a lecture presented by the author at the 2020 IUCr Congress and General Assembly.

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  • Getting the most from your academic CSD licence

    Are you the campus CSD-Enterprise licence owner? Do you want to know more about how the CSD academic licence works? Then this overview of academic licencing and tools is for you. I’m a user support scientist. In this short blog and accompanying video, I walk through how to activate and use your CSD licence and how to assist individual users with their activations. In the second half, I cover training and support opportunities – including tutorials available within the tools and those available online – to help you advance your institution's structural science.

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  • CSD Educators: Dean H. Johnston from Otterbein University

    It is my pleasure to welcome Professor Dean Johnston from Otterbein University for our next entry in the CSD Educator series. Dean is an avid user and champion of the CSD, from his experience as a graduate student growing crystals to integrating the CSD in his lectures in inorganic chemistry. Dean developed the Symmetry@Otterbein online resource to showcase structures with interesting symmetry; a resource that has since been included in the Database of Crystallographic Online Resources (DECOR). In 2016, scientists from the CCDC facilitated a workshop at Otterbein University where Dean had free access to his school’s 3D printer which provided an opportunity for every attendee to design and print out a 3D model.

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