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The 3rd Asian Conference on Liquid Crystals, ACLC 2017
2017-02-13 to 2017-02-15
Tainan, Taiwan

On behalf of the Taiwan Liquid Crystal Society, we are pleased to welcome you to the third Asian Conference on Liquid Crystals (ACLC 2017) to be held at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, from February 13 through 15, 2017.

Following the first ACLC held in Japan and the second in Korea, the conference continuously aims to foster the growth of research in liquid crystal science and technology and its benefits to the community at large. We hope that ACLC 2017 will provide a great platform for academic and industry professionals to have fruitful discussions and to exchange new ideas of recent developments and latest advances in the interdisciplinary field. It is our pleasure to announce the personally supportive participation of leading academics and researchers in their respective areas of focus from various countries not only in but also beyond Asia. We earnestly invite you to participate in this conference by submitting a paper reflecting your current research and to excel in liquid-crystal-related R&D worldwide.

http://aclc2017.conf.tw/site/page.aspx?pid=901&sid=1102&lang=enexternal link

5th Banff Meeting on Structural Dynamics
2017-02-19 to 2017-02-22
Alberta,Canada

Recent years have seen dramatic successes in providing ‘atomic level views’ of important transient phenomena in materials, molecular and even biomolecular systems. These landmark studies were enabled by breakthroughs in high time-resolution x-ray and electron diffraction, crystallography, spectroscopy and imaging.

The future of this emerging field looks incredibly bright, with major advances in electron source intensity and coherence as well dramatic new capabilities from X-ray free-electron lasers. Along with new methods to take advantage of these sources, we have new disruptive technologies that are driving this field. The Banff Meeting in Structural Dynamics was founded to provide the perfect forum to disseminate the latest spectacular developments in opening up new vistas with atomic clarity. The first four meetings held in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 were a resounding success and will be continued to provide an opportunity to meet and discuss current problems and chart a course for further successes.

https://banff2017.desy.de/external link

Towards novel therapies: Emerging insights from structural and molecular biology
2017-03-06 to 2017-03-08
Groningen, The Netherlands
Molecular and structural biology are currently witnessing revolutionary developments, which are providing unprecedented insight in the mechanisms of processes catalyzed by biomacromolecules. The fundamental progress is tremendously exciting, and at the same time offers an ever more sophisticated platform to combat human diseases. This Conference will focus on three areas where progress has been spectacular, each intimately related to human disease: structural neurobiology, bacterial machines and infectious diseases, and regulation and cancer. The conference will provide examples of the use of structural knowledge to develop compounds of great therapeutic promise, and highlight how compounds designed for potential therapeutic use have tremendous value as handles to study fundamental mechanisms of action. By bringing together scientists from different backgrounds (from Academia and industry) who share a profound interest in structural and molecular biology we aim to create a setting in which the links between different disciplines will be emphasized. In addition, students and postdocs will see the similarities, differences and interactions between industry and academia, which may help in their future career choices.

http://events.embo.org/17-structural-biol/external link

2017 West Coast Protein Crystallography Workshop
2017-03-19 to 2017-03-22
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
The WCPCW has a strong emphasis on presentations by students and postdoctorals. It provides an outstanding opportunity to learn about latest advances and trends, exchange practical advice, and interact with peers and scientific leaders.

http://www.biochem.utah.edu/hill/wcpcw.htmlexternal link

9th Workshop on Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals
2017-03-23 to 2017-03-26
University of Bayreuth, Germany
An overview will be provided of the methods of structural analysis of incommensurately modulated crystals and composite crystals. Lectures will cover the basic principles of the superspace approach. A presentation of recent developments includes special modulation functions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice structural analysis in superspace with the computer programs Superflip and JANA2006 (by V. Petricek, M. Dusek and L. Palatinus, Prague). A step-by-step tutorial will guide you through structure determination, symmetry analysis, structure refinement and t-plots for crystal-chemical analysis of selected examples of modulated structures and composite crystals.

http://aperiodic.uni-bayreuth.de/workshop_2017/external link

BCA Spring Meeting 2017
2017-04-10 to 2017-04-13
Lancaster University, UK
The meeting will present the latest research and developments within the crystallographic community, following the established programme structure that has operated successfully over the last few years. In Lancaster, we will benefit from three spacious lecture theatres that are side-by-side, giving comfortable surroundings and easy movement between parallel sessions. Each of the BCA’s interest groups will present a Plenary Lecture, and the oral sessions will comprise a Keynote Lecture, followed by three lectures to be selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be a range of Workshops, to provide a more practical emphasis.

http://www.bcaspringmeetings.org.uk/21563external link

9th CRYSTAL FORMS@BO CONVENTION
2017-06-04 to 2017-06-06
Bologna
The convention will address not only issues at the frontier of the field, where “curiosity driven”
and applied research interplay in a synergistic way, but also the practical implications in defining
crystallization techniques and developing process control.

http://www.polycrystalline.it/content/60/crystal-formsbo.htmlexternal link

New directions in porous crystalline materials: Faraday Discussion
2017-06-05 to 2017-06-07
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The aim of this discussion meeting is to develop fundamental understanding of key aspects in the chemistry of porous crystalline materials: chemical properties (i.e. catalysis, small molecule reactivity, post-synthetic tuning), electronic properties (i.e. magnetism, conductivity, and photophysics), and physical properties (adsorption and separation) will be discussed in this context.

http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/20413/new-directions-in-porous-crystalline-materials-faraday-discussionexternal link

14th International Conference on Fracture (ICF14)
2017-06-18 to 2017-06-23
Rhodes, Greece

On behalf of the Organizing and the International Steering Committee it is my great pleasure to extend you a cordial invitation to participate in the 14th International Congress on Fracture (ICF14) to be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, May 7-12, 2017. ICF is organized under the auspices of the International Congress on Fracture - The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI).

ICF14 will focus in all aspects of structural integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials.

http://www.icf14.org/external link

The 9th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts & The 2nd International Conference on Phosphate Materials
2017-07-24 to 2017-07-28
St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

The 9th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts and the 2nd International Conference on Phosphate Materials will be held sequentially on 24-28 July, 2017, at St Anne's College, Oxford.

The Borate Conference is a forum for the discussion of current scientific research on borate materials (with a chemical composition that includes B2O3, B2S3 or B2Se3). The Borate Conference will be held on 24-26 July 2017. The 9th Borate Conference will be held in honour of Professor Steve Feller of Coe College, Iowa, USA, in recognition of his unique contribution to the study of borate materials.

The Phosphate Conference is a forum for the discussion of current scientific research on phosphate materials (research on phosphate- and phosphate-containing materials, including P-O, P-S, P-Se and P-O-N networks). The Phosphate Conference will be held on 26-28 July 2017.

http://www.borate-phosphate.sgt.org/external link

META 2017, The 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
2017-07-25 to 2017-07-28
Songdo Convensia, Incheon-Seoul, South Korea
Be a part of META'17, the world’s leading conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials, and take the opportunity to present your recent results, and meet and network with world renowned experts. The program will facilitate discussions on various current hot topics such as metasurfaces & metadevices, topological effects in optics, two-dimensional materials, light-matter interaction in nanocavities, plasmonic circuits, thermal engineering, quantum photonic systems, etc. Featuring several plenary, keynote and invited speakers, the program will provide insights into the latest trends and strategies actionable to deal with the practical challenges faced by the community.

http://metaconferences.org/ocs/index.php/META17/META17#.V95Os1LevhVexternal link

24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography
2017-08-21 to 2017-08-28
Hyderabad, India
India will host the 24th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2017 from 21 to 28 August 2017. We extend a warm welcome to all crystallographers from across the world! A cutting edge program with plenaries, keynotes, microsymposia and posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUCr is planned. This will be a state of the art international meeting set in the unique ambience of India.

http://www.iucr2017.orgexternal link

IMF-2017 - The Fourteenth International Meeting on Ferroelectricity
2017-09-04 to 2017-09-08
San Antonio, TX, USA
The IMF series has nurtured several special Symposia and Conferences in related fields and accelerated the rapid growth and extended interests in the field of ferroelectrics around the globe. The major themes and drives of these premier meetings have been to present the recent developments in the new understandings of fundamentals, advances in the field and bringing out the novel emerging cross-coupled effects among various characteristics of materials such as semiconductors, biosystems, and so on.

http://www.imf2017.org/external link

Italian Crystal Growth - Materials and Methods in Crystal Growth
2017-11-20 to 2017-11-21
University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Conference Scientific Committee we cordially invite you to attend the Italian Crystal Growth - Materials and Methods in Crystal growth Conference which will be held in Milano at the University of Milano Bicocca on 20-21 November 2017.

The aim of the Conference is to promote the meeting of researchers coming from public centers and industries to discuss problems related to the preparation of crystalline functional materials.

The 2013 edition registered the participation of more than 120 researchers and the presentations of 80 scientific contributions.

The Conference topics will be covered by the following scientific sessions:

We are looking forward to seeing in Milano many old friends and newcomers from all fields of crystal growth.

http://sites.unimi.it/ICG2017/index.htmlexternal link