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


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The scientific program was elaborated by the International Program Committee and approved by the IUCr Executive Committee. This page is regularly updated.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 PL 1 Thomas A. Steitz
FBBVA Conferences
From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics
Chair: Sine Larsen
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 1 Hot Structures in Biology I
Chairs: Poul Nissen, Guillermo Montoya
MS 2 Hybrid Methods: the EM-Crystallography Interface
Chairs: Eva Nogales, Jorge Navaza
MS 3 Polymer and Gel Structure: Arriving at a Structural Model
Chairs: Parthasarathi Dastidar, Beatriu Escuder Gil
MS 4 Industrial Applications of SAXS and SANS
Chairs: Robert Knott, Aldo F. Craievich
MS 5 Non-Ambient Powder Diffraction
Chairs: Dave Billing, Tiziana Boffa-Ballaran
MS 6 Crystal Structure Prediction: Practice and Applications
Chairs: Sally L. Price, John Kendrick
MS 7 New Sources (Neutrons, X-Rays, XFEL)
Chairs: Edgar F. Weckert, Christian Vettier
12:50 - 15:00 Lunch and Poster Session
15:00 - 17:35 MS 8 Large Biological Assemblies
Chairs: Andrew Leslie, Keiichi Namba
MS 9 Topological Correlations and Crystal Structure Interconnections
Chairs: Jean-Guillaume Eon, Hans-Joachim Klein
MS 10 Determination of Ab-Initio Crystal Structures from Powder Diffraction and their Applications in Pharmaceutical Industry
Chairs: Fabia Gozzo, Maryjane Tremayne
MS 11 Standardization, Validation, and Automation in Modern Biological Small-Angle Scattering
Chairs: Javier Pérez, Mario de Oliveira Neto
MS 12 Non-Covalent Interactions in Molecular Crystals and Biomolecular Systems under Pressure
Chairs: Simon Parsons, Kamil Dziubek
MS 13 Automation of Data Collection and Remote Control of Experiments
Chairs: Olof Svensson, Masaki Yamamoto
MS 14 Biomineralization and Biomimetic Materials
Chairs: Dino Aquilano, Jaime Gómez-Morales
17:40 - 18:30 KN 1 Tomitake Tsukihara
Structural Studies of Macromolecular Assemblies Playing Roles in Transportation Assemblies
Chair: Yasushi Kai
KN 2 John C.H. Spence
Ultrafast Crystallography with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers
Chair: Keith Hodgson
KN 3 Davide Proserpio
Topological Characterization of Coordination Networks & Metal-Organic Frameworks
Chair: Massimo Nespolo
18:30 - 19:30 Poster Session
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 KN 4 Peter Kwong
Crystallography and the Design of An Effective HIV-1 Vaccine
Chair: David Stuart
KN 5 Iris Torriani
X-Structural Characterization of Applied Organic Materials and Soft Matter
Chair: Araceli Flores
KN 6 Makota Fujita
Crystaline Molecular Flasks
Chair: Kumar Biradha
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 15 Nucleosome Processing and Epigenetics
Chairs: Daniela Rhodes, K. Morikawa
MS 16 Crystallography in Disease and Therapy
Chairs: Hugo L. Monaco, Colin Groom
MS 17 Synthons: from Small to Macromolecules
Chairs: Pinak Chakrabarti, Celerino Abad-Zapatero
MS 18 Powder Diffraction at the Nanoscale
Chairs: Antonella Guagliardi, Yuri Andreev
MS 19 Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Novel Materials at High Pressure
Chairs: Olga Degtyareva, Valentín García Baonza
MS 20 Beyond Space-Group Symmetry in Periodic Structures
Chairs: Marco Pasero, Bernd Souvignier
MS 21 Surfaces & Interfaces
Chairs: Ullrich Pietsch, María Varela del Arco
12:50 - 15:00 Lunch and Poster Session
15:00 - 17:35 MS 22 Cell Signalling and Protein-Protein Interactions
Chairs: Michael Parker, M.V. Hosur
MS 23 Difficult Phasing and Difficult Structures
Chairs: Phil Evans, Manfred Weiss
MS 24 New Challenges in Crystal Engineering: Correlating Structure and Properties
Chairs: Piero Sozzani, Alicia Beatty
MS 25 Crystallography of Materials with Exchange, Sequestration and Storage Properties
Chairs: Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, Elena Bonaccorsi
MS 26 SAXS/SANS, Total Scattering and the Nanostructure Problem
Chairs: Simon Billinge, Michael V. Avdeev
MS 27 Developments and Directions for Crystallographic Databases
Chairs: Saulius Gražulis, John Westbrook
MS 28 Wide Band Semiconductor and Other Crystals Used in Optoelectronics
Chairs: Ewa Talik, Enrique Calleja
17:40 - 18:30 KN 7 Eva Nogales
Microtubule- Kinetochore Interactions
Chair: Michael Rossmann
KN 8 Roberto Fornari
Use of External Fields in the Melt Growth of Semiconductors
Chair: Jiyang Wang
KN 9 Kei Hirose
High-Pressure Geoscience/Mineralogy (with Particular Reference to Post-Perovskite)
Chair: Przemek Dera
18:35 - 19:25 PL 2 Omar M. Yaghi
Heterogeneity within Order in Metal-Organic Frameworks
Chair: Ángeles Monge
Thursday, August 25, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 KN 10 Ian Wilson
Exploration of the Protein Universe with High Throughput Structural Biology
Chair: Helen Berman
KN 11 Yaroslav Filinchuk
Energy Related Materials: Borohydrides
Chair: Bjorn Hauback
KN 12 Alessia Bacchi
Crystal Engineering of Flexible Metallorganic Networks
Chair: Guy Orpen
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 29 Viruses and Viral Proteins
Chairs: Fasseli Coulibaly, Ying-Fang Liu
MS 30 Diffuse Scattering in Partially Ordered/Disordered Systems
Chairs: Thomas Weber, Ernesto Estevez Rams
MS 31 Structural Implications in Catalytic Processes
Chairs: María José Calhorda, Jorge Rodríguez-Navarro
MS 32 Crystallography in Industrial Process Control
Chairs: Jim Kaduk, Nikki Scarlett
MS 33  Coherent Diffraction and Imaging
Chairs: Vincent Favre-Nicolin, John Rodenburg
MS 34 Descriptors of Electronic Structure and Chemical Bonding
Chairs: Louis J. Farrugia, Angel Martín Pendás
MS 35 The Growth and Morphology of Crystals
Chairs: Arkady Glikin, Sol López-Andrés
12:50 - 15:00 Lunch and Poster Session
15:00 - 17:35 MS 36 Understanding Bacterial Pathogenesis
Chairs: Jijie Chai, Dirk Heinz
MS 37 X-Ray Lasers and Other New Frontiers in Synchrotron Applications to Structural Science
Chairs: Soichi Wakatsuki, Janet L. Smith
MS 38 Fabrication and Macroscopic Properties of Flexible Frameworks
Chairs: Michaela Hardie, Catalina Ruiz-Pérez
MS 39 Energy-Related Materials
Chairs: William I.F. David, Rosa Palacín
MS 40 Pressure-Induced Phase Transitions
Chairs: Vadim Brazhkin, Karen Friese
MS 41 Advanced Approaches in Charge Density Analysis and Derived Properties
Chairs: Nouzha Bouhmaida, Christian Jelsch
MS 42 XAFS Studies in Biology Coupled to Crystallography
Chairs: Farideh Jalilehvand, Sofía Díaz-Moreno
17:40 - 18:30 KN 13 Juan Hermoso
Bacterial Pathogenicity and Peptidoglycan Degradation Machines
Chair: Rita Berisio
KN 14 Ian Robinson
Coherence in Crystallography for Imaging Materials and Biology
Chair: Laurence Marks
KN 15 Len J. Barbour
Porous Materials. Structure of Solid Gas Materials
Chair: Santiago García-Granda
18:30 - 19:30 Poster Session
Friday, August 26, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 KN 16 Gerard Kleywegt
Validation and Error in Protein Structures
Chair: Gert Vriend
KN 17 Helmut Coelfen
Prenucleation Clusters and Crystallization Control by Additives
Chair: Juan Manuel García Ruiz
KN 18 Steve Pennycook
Atomic Resolution Real-Space Imaging and Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy
Chair: Carlos Otero
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 43 Validation, Error Detection and Fraud Prevention
Chairs: Eleanor Dodson, Ian Bruno
MS 44 Quantitative Real Space Electron Imaging
Chairs: Sandra Van Aert, Ángel Landa
MS 45 Dynamical Structural Science
Chairs: Pance Naumov, Eric Collet
MS 46 Powder Diffraction Methods in Archaeometry
Chairs: Gilberto Artioli, Petr Bezdicka
MS 47 Advances in High Pressure Techniques and Instrumentation
Chairs: Chris Tulk, Giuliana Aquilanti
MS 48 Electron Momentum and Spin Densities in Correlated Electron Systems
Chairs: Bernardo Barbiellini, Masahisa Ito
MS 49 Crystal Growth and Interface Phenomena at Nanoscale
Chairs: Katsuo Tsukamoto, Jim De Yoreo
12:50 - 15:00 Lunch and Poster Session
15:00 - 17:35 MS 50 Structural Biology of the Immune System
Chairs: Dinakar M. Salunke, Yvonne Jones
MS 51 Complementary Biophysical Methods: Adding Value to Protein Structures
Chairs: Nathan Cowieson, Dorothy Beckett
MS 52 Graphitic Materials
Chairs: Kazutomo Suenaga, Pascale Launois
MS 53 High-Throughput Crystallization and Polymorphic Search in Pharmaceuticals
Chairs: Ullrich Griesser, Susan M. Reutzel-Edens
MS 54 Minerals as Advanced Materials
Chairs: Volker Kahlenberg, Claudia Weidenthaler
MS 55 Atomic Dynamics Using X-Ray and Neutrons
Chairs: Alfred Baron, Helmut Schober
MS 56 Spectroscopic Approaches (XAFS, NMR, …) in Crystallography
Chairs: M. Carmen Asensio, Carlo Castellano
17:40 - 18:30 KN 19 Sunney Xie
Life at the Single Molecule Level
Chair: Ignacio Tinoco
KN 20 Emil Makovicky
From Plane Groups to Quasilattices: Hispano-Islamic Ornamental Art of the Alhambra, Cordoba and Sevilla
Chair: H. Schenk
KN 21 Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
Charge Densities and Materials Crystallography
Chair: Carlo Gatti
Saturday, August 27, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 KN 22 George Sheldrick
The SHELX Approach to Experimental Phasing of Macromolecules
Chair: David Brown
KN 23 Ute Kolb
Ab-initio Structure Solution by Automated Electron Diffraction Tomography (ADT)
Chair: Christian Baerlocher
KN 32 Ronan McGrath
Structure of quasicrystalline surfaces
Chair: Ron Lifshitz
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 57 New Perspectives in Structural Genomics
Chairs: Celia Goulding, Shigeyuki Yokoyama
MS 58 New Computational Approaches to Structure Solution and Refinement
Chairs: Anastassis Perrakis, Paul Adams
MS 59 Anion Recognition and Templation in Halogen Bonding
Chairs: Venkateswara R. Pedireddi, Guillermo Minguez Espallargas
MS 60 Solid State Reactivity
Chairs: Simona Galli, John B. Parise
MS 61 Hot Structures in Chemical Crystallography
Chairs: Shie-Ming Peng, Dietmar Stalke
MS 62 Crystallographic Software: the Library Approach
Chairs: Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve, Luc Bourhis
MS 63 Quasicrystals and Their Approximants: Structure and Physical Properties
Chairs: Hiroyuki Takakura, N.K. Mukhopadhyay
12:50 - 15:00 Lunch and Poster Session
15:00 - 17:35 MS 64 Hot Structures in Biology II
Chairs: Tsuyoshi Inoue, Se Won Suh
MS 65 Atomistic and Electronic Structures of Nanomaterials
Chairs: Marek Malac, Quan Li
MS 66 Electric, Magnetic and other Physical Properties of Molecular Crystals
Chairs: Song Gao, Akiko Kobayashi
MS 67 Layered Inorganic Materials and Layered Precursors of 3D Structures
Chairs: Bernd Marler, Heloise Pastore
MS 68 Data Reduction of Area Detector Measurements
Chairs: Garry J. Mcintyre, Elena Litvinenko
MS 69 Crystallographic Methods and Software for Periodic and Aperiodic Crystals
Chairs: Michal Dusek, Lian-Mao Peng
MS 70 Radiation Damage: Consequences and Uses
Chairs: Vittal K. Yachandra, Gerd Rosenbaum
17:40 - 18:30 KN 25 Christiane Schaffitzel
E. coli Co-translational Targeting Complexes Studied by Cryo-EM
Chair: Daniela Stock
KN 26 Sergey V. Krivovichev
Topological Variations in Inorganic Oxocompounds: Origin of Structural Diversity
Chair: Elena Sokolova
KN 27 Samar Hasnain
XAFS Contribution to Protein Structure-Function Investigations
Chair: Britt Hedman
18:35 - 19:25 PL 3 Venki Ramakrishnan
FBBVA Conferences
Unraveling the Structure of the Ribosome and its Role in Decoding the Genetic Message
Chair: Ted Baker
Sunday, August 28, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 KN 28 Leemor Joshua Tor
Structural Basis of Cell Regulatory Processes
Chair: María Armenia Carrondo
KN 29 Elena Boldyreva
High-pressure Studies of Molecular Crystals
Chair: Andrzej Katrusiak
KN 30 Reinhard Neder
Powder Diffraction at the Nanoscale: Structure and Defects
Chair: David Keen
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 71 Machinery of RNA Processing
Chairs: Ben Luisi, Mark Glover
MS 72 Automated Data Processing and Structural Solution for High Throughput Crystallography
Chairs: Frank Von Delft, Rocco Caliandro
MS 73 Theory and Practice of Hydrogen Bond: An Evergreen Interaction for Molecular Recognition
Chairs: Paola Gilli, Andrew Bond
MS 74 Powder Diffraction and Complementary Techniques
Chairs: Peter Chupas, Marco Milanesio
MS 75 Liquids, Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Solids at High Pressure
Chairs: Chrystele Sanloup, Stanimir Bonev
MS 76 Density Functional Methods for Electronic Structure Calculations
Chairs: Angel Rubio, Risto Nieminen
MS 77 XAFS Instrumentation: Automation, Standardization and Validation of XAFS Experiments
Chairs: Christopher Chantler, Kiyotaka Asakura
12:50 - 15:00 Lunch and Poster Session
15:00 - 17:35 MS 78 Transcription and Translation
Chairs: Anders Liljas, Dmitry Vassylyev
MS 79 Electron Diffraction and Crystallography
Chairs: Philip Nakashima, Christop Koch
MS 80 Solid State Photochemistry
Chairs: Menahem Kaftory, Pilar Gómez Sal
MS 81 The Crystallography of Functional Inorganic Materials and Their Applications
Chairs: Dhananjai Pandey, Yoshihiro Kuroiwa
MS 82 Biological Neutron Scattering and Deuteration
Chairs: Trevor Forsyth, Joanna Krueger
MS 83 Application of Crystal Structure Information in Chemical Education
Chairs: Gary M. Battle, Lourdes Infantes
MS 84 What is order, and how can one describe it? (Which kinds of matter diffract?)
Chairs: Marjorie Senechal, Uwe Grimm
17:40 - 18:30 KN 31 So Iwata
Molecular basis of antihistamine specificity against Human Histamine H1 receptor
Chair: Mitchell Guss
KN 24 José Elguero
Conflicts and complicities between crystallography, solid state NMR and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD)
Chair: Andre Roodt
KN 33 Anatoly M. Balagurov
Magnetic Neutron Crystallography - Commensurate and Incommensurate Structures
Chair: Emmanuelle Suard
18:30 - 19:30 Poster Session
Monday, August 29, 2011
09:00 - 09:50 KN 34 Janet Newman
XDX - An Initial Solution to Crystallization
Chair: Joseph Ng
KN 35 Gautam R. Desiraju
Crystal Engineering. From Molecules to Crystals
Chair: Carlo Mealli
KN 36 Isabelle Mirebeau
Frustration and Spin Lattice Coupling in Pyrochlores Magnets and Multiferroics
Chair: J.L. García Muñoz
09:50 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:50 MS 85 Membrane Protein Structures
Chairs: So Iwata, María J. Sánchez-Barrena
MS 86 Challenges of Low-Resolution Crystallography
Chairs: Joel Sussman, Irene Margiolaki
MS 87 Chirality in the Solid State, from Organic Molecules to Chiral MOF and Helical Materials
Chairs: Susan Bourne, Berta Gómez Lor
MS 88 Crystal Chemistry and Physics of Modulated and Composite Crystals
Chairs: Joke Haderman, Andreas Schönleber
MS 89 Archiving, Exchange and Retrieval of Scientific Data in the 21st Century
Chairs: James Hester, David Brown
MS 90 Hydrogen Bonding: from the Solid State to Solution
Chairs: Alan Soper, Mark E. Tuckerman
MS 91 X-Ray Absorption, Diffraction and Imaging in Forensic Science and Ancient Materials
Chairs: Simona Quartieri, Jean Susini
12:50 - 14:20 Lunch
14:25 - 17:00 MS 92 Crystallising Challenging Biological Targets
Chairs: Kunio Miki, Abel Moreno
MS 93 Dissecting Enzyme Mechanisms
Chairs: Xavier Gomis-Rüth, Andrea Mattevi
MS 94 Molecular Recognition in the Crystal Bulk and in the Surface: Theory and Applications
Chairs: Jürg Hulliger, Bart Kahr
MS 95 Automated Data Processing and Structural Solution for Powder Crystallography
Chairs: Rosanna Rizzi, Anton Meden
MS 96 Complementary Use of Neutrons and Photons in Magnetism
Chairs: Robert Cywinski, Valeria Lauter
MS 97 Web Based Crystallography Teaching: the Use of Modern Communication Methods to Teach Crystallography
Chairs: Katherine Kantardjieff, Gervais Chapuis
MS 98 Complex Structure and Frustrated Systems: Simulation and Experiments
Chairs: Olivier Perez, Guido Kreiner
17:10 - 18:00 PL 4 Ada Yonath
FBBVA Conferences
The Spectacular Architecture of the Ribosome and Clues about its Origin
Chair: Peter Colman

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