WE invite you to the University of York in the springtime of 2015 for a diverse and exciting meeting featuring talks, posters, workshops and a commercial exhibition. You are invited to submit an abstract for a talk in any of the sixteen topical micro-symposia. In addition we offer a ‘General and Hot topics’ option, and depending on demand we may run extra micro-symposia.

The 2015 BCA Named Lecturers are:

Dorothy Hodgkin Lecture
Prof. Sir Tom Blundell FRS “Dorothy Hodgkin, Structural Biology and Drug Discovery”

Lonsdale Lecture
Prof. Simon Parsons “High Pressure and the Molecular Crystalline State”

The Plenary speakers are:
BSG: Prof. Gideon Davies FRS, University of York
CCG: Dr. Colin Groom, CCDC
IG: Dr. Peter Chupas, APS, Chicago
PCG: Prof. Anthony Cheetham FRS, University of Cambridge

The biological structures component of the meeting spans all six parallel sessions. The layout of the York Exhibition Centre also allows us to run workshops simultaneously with sessions, allowing plenty of further choice for delegates. This year we have scheduled two events to capture the recent surge in outreach and education activities by the BCA.
There will be an educational lecture during the Young Crystallographers’ Satellite Meeting in the form of a double
act by Prof. Mike Glazer and Prof. Bill Clegg on the use of International Tables for Crystallography. Secondly there will be a session within the main meeting dedicated to the subject of teaching crystallography.

For the first time at a BCA, workshops will run simultaneously with all sessions. There will be a dedicated room for these hands-on workshops which will be accessible at all times. The scheduled workshops provide many exciting opportunities to gain first-hand experience with a wide range of crystallographic software:

  • Diffractometer software: Agilent, Bruker, Rigaku and STOE
  • Small Molecule software: CRYSTALS, Olex2, XPAC and the CCDC
  • Biological Molecule software: CCP4.mg, DIALS; PDBe Roadshow
  • Physical: Symmetry Modes

Whether you are a student starting out in crystallography, or somebody who uses these tools as part of your everyday working life, you are sure to benefit from these practical and informal sessions. We will have access to the workshop rooms throughout the conference and hope that learning doesn’t stop when the presentations finish!

The registration is now open.
The deadline for oral abstract submissions, including submission for the YCG Satellite Meeting, is Friday 16 January, 2015. The final deadline for poster abstracts is Monday 2 March, 2015.