Important Dates
August 22, 2011
Open Ceremony.
August 29, 2011
Closing Ceremony.


  • August 2011

    The latest Instructions to arrive to Colegios Mayores are available here.
  • August 2011

    Final Program files are ready to download.

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Second Circular
Updated information in the web page
IUCr 2011 took place at Madrid with great success

IUCr2011 took place at Madrid between 22-30 August 2011. All Committees, and especially the Local Organizing one, wish to acknowledge the assistance and interest shown by all participants for making this event an unforgettable experience. Thanks are also due to the volunteers, without whom the conference would not have been so successful.





Abstract Book



The triennial meetings of the International Union of Crystallography represent a highlight for crystallographers worldwide. In August 2011 we have the opportunity to meet again in Madrid for the XXII International Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr that is being organized by our Spanish colleagues.

The International Program Committee has put together a rich scientific program of Microsymposia and Keynote Lectures that in an excellent way illustrates all the new achievements of crystallography in its many facets.

Another important component of the meeting is the General Assembly where the delegates from 50 IUCr member countries get together to review the work of the IUCr, elect the members of the Executive Committee and Commissions and decide on the venue for the 2017 Congress.

I have had the opportunity to meet with the Spanish organizers and visit the beautiful conference venue in Madrid. From these experiences I can tell you that our Spanish hosts are doing everything to make the Congress a success and make you feel at home in Madrid, so you can enjoy both the science at the Congress and the charm and beauty of the city.

So everything is in place for a successful IUCr Congress, and I hope that you will accept this invitation from our Spanish colleagues, so I can look forward to seeing many crystallographers from all parts of the world in Madrid next August.

Sine Larsen
International Union of Crystallography
The Spanish Crystallographic Community warmly invites you to participate in the XXII Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) to be held in Madrid, Spain, in August 2011. The Local Organizing Committee together with the International Program Committee, are working hard to offer a scientific program of the highest quality, aimed at showing the latest developments and topics in the field of one of the most interdisciplinary sciences that links together frontier areas of research.

With an attractive and weighty Scientific Program and taking into account all the different research interests, the timetable has been organized trying to avoid any overlap in topics, making sure that every attendant can make the most of their participation.

Crystallography plays a key role for the development of many important scientific fields, from Mineralogy up to Chemistry, Physics, Material Sciences, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology and Biomedicine. No scientist is a stranger to the crystallographic forum.

Learning about new trends in all these scientific areas surrounded by Madrid´s friendly and cosmopolitan atmosphere, a European city privileged with its cultural and historical heritage, will be an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to welcoming you in Madrid!

Enrique Gutiérrez-Puebla
XXII IUCr Madrid 2011 Congress


This is an archive of the official website for the IUCrXXI Congress at Madrid in 2011. Some images and text may be missing and some links no longer work.