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

The following Poster Prizes will be awarded to excellent posters presented by students or young scientists in specific research areas.

Authors, who intend to be nominated to the awards, must collect an identification colour label, in the Registration desk on the groundfloor (floor 0),  or in the stand of the supporting company in the exhibition hall. These labels should be fixed on the top right hand corner of their posters. It is advised to fix labels the day before the scheduled poster session.  

Prizes will be awarded to the winners during the closing ceremony.

The sponsors of the prizes are the following:

  • IUCr Awards, The IUCr is pleased to award a prize to the best poster from a graduate or ungraduate student in each of the following three categories biology, chemistry and physics. The prize will consist of either a year's free access to Crystallography Journals Online or a complimentary print volume of International Tables and a book.

  • GE3C Awards, The Spanish Crystallographic Association (Grupo Especializado de Cristalografía y Crecimiento Cristalino, GE3C) will be pleased to award 5 thematic prizes to the best poster contributions presented by young scientists (under 35 years old on the 1st January 2011) in the five following research areas: Biological Crystallography, Chemical Crystallography, Crystal Growth, Mineralogical Crystallography and Physical Crystallography. Each winner will receive a certificate and a monetary prize of 200 Euros.
    Any poster presented could compete for only one of the five thematic GE3C poster prizes. The poster should include original research of relevance in the area selected. The Local Organizing Committee together with the GE3C will designate an ad hoc Commission to judge the quality of the posters and to select a winner in each research area.
  • RCSB PDB sponsors a prize to be awarded for the best student poster involving Macromolecular Crystallography. The winner will receive their choice of an educational book and a subscription to Science. Please click here for further information.
  • EMU Poster Prize: A prize will be awarded by the European Mineralogical Union (EMU) to one poster presented by a young scientist relating her/his researches in the varied and vast realm of Mineralogical Sciences. Selection will be made by an ad hoc commission. The Prize will consist in a certificate and in two volumes of the book series EMU Notes in Mineralogy to be selected by the winner.
  • CrystEngComm Poster Award (some in different fields) The Prize will consist in a CrysEngComm poster Certificate, a year`s subscription to the journal and a relevant RSC book.
  • Oxford Cryosystems Low Temperature Prize is awarded to the best poster describing applications of/or developments in low temperature crystallography. The winner will receive a certificate and 500 sterling pounds donated by Oxford Cryosystems. There is no restriction about age.
  • Award Professor Rupp: Prof. Bernhard Rupp awards two prizes for young people working on Macromolecular Crystallography. Prizes will consist in a copy of his book “Biomolecular Crystallography: Principles, Practice, and Application to Structural Biology”.
  • PANAalytical Poster Prize for Materials Research: A Prize will be awarded to one poster reporting application of laboratory diffraction system in one of following fields:
    • Characterization of novel thin layers or novel methods used for their characterization
    • Characterization of nano particles/nano composites
    • Novel instrumental setups and optical modules for materials research
    • X-ray imaging (topography, radiography, tomography)

      The winner will receive a certificate and 1.000 € donated by PANalytical B.V.

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.