09/02/2009: NEW PAGES

Welcome to the new pages of the Hellenic Crystallographic Association.

We thought that it was about time to refurbish our pages and so we did it and we hope that you like the new look!

For the time we only have our English pages but soon we will also have Greek pages so please be patient and visit again.

If you have any comments or suggestions on this new look please let us know.


The Erwin Felix Lewy-Bertaut Prize is awarded to a young European scientist in recognition of notable experimental or theoretical or methodological contributions in the field of analysis of matter using crystallographic or neutron scattering methods.

The second prize (the first under ECA rule) will be awarded at the ECM 25 in Istanbul, August 2009. Candidates from all fields of crystallography are welcomed. A selection committee composed by nominees from both European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) will select the successful candidate.

Please find details of nomination on the ECA website: http://www.ecanews.org/bertautprize.php

Please remember to the extended deadline: 30th March 2009.

21/11/2012: The following two Crystallographic workshops which will take place at the University of Patras, (Patras, Greece).

International Workshop 1: Fundamentals of Crystallography (1-7 April 2013)

International Workshop 2: Powder & Electron Crystallography (8-12 July 2013)

More information...

05/07/2012: Prof. V. Ramakrishnan, Nobel laureate in Chemistry 2009 will deliver a lecture in Athens. More information...

5-10/04/2014: Workshop on “Strategic pipeline planning: from sample preparation to 3D structure determination with bio SAXS and other biophysical techniques” co-organised with National Hellenic Research Foundation.

National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, Greece.

19-21/09/2014: Current Trends in Structural Biology & 7th Conference of the Hellenic Crystallographic Association. FORTH/IMBB, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Co-organized by the InnovCrete programme and the Hellenic Crystallographic Association
Local Organizers: M. Kokkinidis & K. Petratos
Main Topics (tentative) will include:
 a) Macromolecular Crystallography: Advances in Refinement and Phasing, Crystallization and crystal treatment, Protein-Nucleic acid complexes, Membrane proteins, Structure and function of biomacromolecules
 b) XFEL and time resolved crystallography methods
 c) Hybrid approaches (SAXS, EM etc)
 d) additional topics of special interests of the HeCrA community

2014:  Events for International Year of Crystallography in Greece:

Lectures/presentations on crystallography and its impact in science and applications for students of secondary education.

These events will be held in 2014 and will take place in the schools or during educational visits of the students in academic institutions, such as Agricultural University of Athens, NCSR "Demokritos", University of Patras and others.

Competitions for secondary education children,

(i) a crystal growing competition;

(ii) competition on output inspired by Crystallography, e.g. photographic, video etc.

Details will be given in the website of HeCrA (www.hecra.gr ). The students may simultaneously participate in the International Crystal?growing Competition organised by IUCr.



Newsletter #36



XXIII Conference on Applied Crystallography


The International Conference on Applied Crystallography is organized regularly every three years by the Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia, Poland. The conference gives opportunity for scientists in the field of crystallography, materials science, solid state physics and chemistry to present their results regarding investigations of the materials used in technology and medicine. Conference topics include the development of X-ray, electron and neutron structure investigation methods, crystallography of phase transformations, computational methods in crystallography, structure determination of: metals and alloys, crystals, quasicrystals, nanomaterials, ceramics, polymers and thin films. The conferences is regularly participated by recognized experts in the above mentioned fields. The conference will be held from 20th to 24th September 2015 in Krynica Zdrój, Poland. Presentations will be published in a special volume of scientific journal with Impact Factor (approx. 0.6).

Recently, invitation to participate in the conference as a honorary invited speaker accepted Nobel laureate, Prof. Dan Shechtman.

All information about the conference are available on the website: