IUCr 2023 Microsymposiums

The IUCr 2023 International Program Committee is happy to announce the list of Microsymposiums that will included in the Congress program.

Please click on the individual symposiums below to find out further information.

Commission on Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage

1. Artists Materials and their Spontaneous Degradation
2. Crystallographic Approaches to Study Cultural Heritage

Commission on Aperiodic Crystals

3. Composite and Incommensurate Modulated Crystals: Structural and Physical Properties
4. Structure, Modelling and Properties of Quasicrystals

Commission on Biological Macromolecules

5. Sample Preparation
6. Reproducibility and Structure Quality
7. Structural Biology in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases
8. Biomolecules for a Sustainable Future
9. Use and Comparison of Predicted Models from Primary Sequence in Structural Biology
10. Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Structural Biology
11. Validation of Biological Macromolecular Structure
12. Integrative Methods Applied to Structural Biology
13. Rapid Response Toward Biomedical Threats
14. Databases and Data Management
15. Structures of Very Large Assemblies
16. Structure-based Drug Design
17. Enzyme Mechanisms and Regulation
18. Viruses
19. Structural Immunology

Commission on Crystallographic Computing

20. Modern Statistical Tools and Computational Methods in Structure Determination
21. Computing in Fragment Screening
22. Computing Intermolecular Interactions
23. Comparing Crystal Structures and Data
24. New Software in Powder Diffraction

Commission on Crystallographic Teaching

25. Diffraction Science in Virtual/Remote Settings – Remote Access to Instrumentations
26. Crystallographic Education – Building Community in the 21st Century
27. Teaching Crystallographic Symmetry for Materials Science

Commission on Diffraction Microstructure Imaging

28. Insights from 3D Diffraction Microstructural Imaging of in-situ Deformation of Engineering Alloys
29. Grain Boundary and Intergranular Phenomena Investigated by Diffraction-based Microstructural Imaging Methods
30. Multigrain Crystallography, Multicrystal Indexings, and Microstructures in High Pressure Experiments

Commission on Electron Crystallography

31. Advances in Electron Crystallography Methods for Solving Crystal Structures
32. Mapping Atomic Scale Structure Using Electron Diffraction and Imaging
33. Crystallography of Aperiodic Structures and their Approximants
34. Quantifying the Electrostatic Potential with Accurate Electron Diffraction Studies
35. Multimodal Approaches to Interfaces, Defects and Thin Films
36. Combining Electron and X-ray Crystallography for Structure Characterization
37. Magnetic Structure at Nanoscale
38. Crystallography of Nanocrystalline Porous Materials
39. New Approaches to the Crystal Structure of Pharmaceutics and Macromolecules
40. Crystal Structure of Functional Materials

Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials

41. Crystal Growth for Emerging technologies - from Medicine to Semiconductors
42. Quantum Materials
43. Crystal Growth and Characterization of Biominerals and Biomimetics

Commission on High Pressure

44. High-pressure Quantum Crystallography
45. Using High-pressure Diffraction to Design and Understand Functionality
46. Diffraction Studies in Dynamic Compression Experiments

Commission on Inorganic Mineral Structures

47. Crystallography in Space Research
48. Functionality from Broken Inversion Symmetry
49. Crystallography of Solid-state Ionic Conductors
50. Complex Structures of Minerals and Inorganic Materials
51. Applied Mineralogy and Sustainability
52. Year of Mineralogy

Commission on Magnetic Structures

53. Magnetic Symmetry and its Applications
54. Methods for the Determination and Analysis of Magnetic Structures for Powders and Single Crystals
55. Diffuse Scattering Analysis of Short Range Crystal and Magnetic Order
56. Magnetic Order in Aperiodic Systems
57. Crystal and Magnetic Structures of Novel Perovskites
58. New Phenomena and Applications in Molecular Magnets
59. Van der Waals Magnetism in Powders and Single Crystals
60. In memoriam of Igor Dzyaloshinskii and Sergey V. Maleyev: Antisymmetric Exchange, Magnetic Chirality, from Helimagnets to Topological Spin Textures
61. Magnetism in Topological Materials
62. Geometrically-frustrated Magnetism

Commission on Crystallography of Materials

63. Crystal Structure Prediction
64. New Opto-electronic Functional Materials

Commission on Crystallography of Materials

65. Different Approaches to Comparing Crystal Structures in Massive Datasets
66. Subperiodic Symmetry Groups and their Applications
67. Crystallographic Symmetry and its Application in Material Science

Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

68. Structural Chemistry at the Interface of Diffraction, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Other Spectroscopic and Computational Tools
69. NMR Crystallography Approaches to Biomolecular Structure Determination
70. Polymorphism, Functional Materials and Structural Transformations: Understanding Properties and Disorder

Commission on Neutron Scattering

71. Polarised Neutrons - Future Directions
72. Understanding Energy System Processes and Function
73. Transient Phenomena and in Operando Experiments and Modelling
74. Methods for the Determination and Analysis of Magnetic Structures

Commission on Powder Diffraction

75. Total Scattering Studies of Disordered Materials
76. In-situ Studies of Materials Synthesis and Crystal Growth
77. Phase Transitions
78. What Every Crystallographer Should Know About Powder Diffraction
79. Dealing with the Data Deluge
80. Industrial and Engineering Powder Diffraction

Commission on Quantum Crystallography

81. Advances in Quantum Crystallography
82. Materials Properties by Quantum Crystallography
83. Quantum Crystallography Challenges and Opportunities for Magnetic Materials
84. Quantum Approaches in Biocrystallography

Commission on Small-Angle Scattering

85. SANS for Biomolecular Function and Cellular Organization
86. Simultaneous Small-angle Scattering of Soft Materials During Deformation: Recent Developments in rheoSAS and in Operando Deformation
87. Lipid Self-assembly and the Design of Lipidic Materials
88. Coherent Scattering in the Light of the 4th Generation Synchrotron
89. Biomolecular SAS and Integrative methods: Standards and Validation
90. Advanced Characterization of Additive Manufacturing using Synchrotron and Neutron Scattering Methods
91. Scattering methods for Structural Elucidation in Food Systems

Commission on Structural Chemistry

92. Nucleation and Crystal Growth
93. Crystal Engineering Applications to Pharmaceuticals
94. Dynamic Aspects of Crystals
95. Progress and Application of Bond Valence Method
96. Applications of Neutron Diffraction for Chemical Crystallography
90. Advanced Characterization of Additive Manufacturing using Synchrotron and Neutron Scattering Methods
98. Reactive Framework Materials
90. Advanced Characterization of Additive Manufacturing using Synchrotron and Neutron Scattering Methods
100. The Arsenal of Supramolecular Interactions for Crystal Engineering
101. Organic-inorganic Hybrid Materials
101. Landscapes, Hills and Valleys: A World of Crystal Forms
103. Mechanochemistry Meets Crystal Engineering
104. Design and Application of MOFs
105. Stimuli-responsive Crystals
106. Crystallography for the Next Generation: Innovation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Commission on Synchrotron and XFEL Radiation

107. X-ray Ptychography: Recent Developments and Applications
108. Data-Driven Science: Current Status and Outlook
109. Room-temperature Serial Snapshot Micro-crystallography: Highlights from XFELs and Synchrotrons
110. In Vivo Crystallography and Synchrotron Radiation

Commission on XAFS

111. X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy in Life Sciences
112. Materials for Advanced Energy Technologies
113. New Opportunities in X-ray Spectroscopy at Ultra Low Emittance Synchrotron Sources
114. Applications of Machine Learning to X-ray Spectroscopy and Scattering
115. Dynamical Processes and Transient Structures Underlying Energy Conversion: X-ray Sectroscopies from fs to μs
116. Putting Pressure on Complementary X-ray Spectroscopy and Scattering Methods

Committee on Data

117. Raw Diffraction Data Reuse: Warts and All 
118. Interoperability of Crystallographic Data and Databases

International Union of Crystallography

119. 75th Anniversary