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Honorary Membership Nominations

This is the third (and last) time that as President I have had the very enjoyable task of inviting nominations for new Honorary Members of the BCA. Honorary Membership is the highest membership accolade of the BCA, and is awarded to a small number of colleagues who have contributed significantly both to crystallography and to […]

ECM28 Logo Competition

 

At the European Crystallographic Meeting in Istanbul last year, the BCA won the bid to host the ECM28 at the University of Warwick in 2013. We need to choose a logo for the Meeting, and in keeping with tradition we are doing this by running an open competition. The winner will receive as their prize a free registration for ECM28.

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New Honorary Members

It is with great pleasure that I write to let you know of the result of the nominations made for Honorary Membership of the BCA in 2010. We have three new Honorary Life Members:

Bill Clegg, University of Newcastle
David Taylor, Consultant
Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC-LMB, Cambridge.

Congratulations to all three of them!

IUCr Newsletter and World Directory of Crystallographers

If you are a member of the BCA you should be
receiving the IUCr Newsletter every quarter. If you are not, you can
update your details at http://www.iucr.org/news/newsletter/request. The
IUCr does not use the list for any other purpose, nor do they sell the
information. The Editors of the IUCr Newsletter want to reduce the number of copies
that are not reaching subscribers because of outdated or otherwise
incorrect postal addresses.

Lachlan Cranswick: Information needed

First of all, apologies if you have seen this request by another route, but it is important that we contact anyone who might have information.

Lachlan Cranswick, who is well known to many members of the BCA, has been missing since he left work at Chalk River, Ontario, Canada, at 4:30pm on Monday 18 January 2010. If you have had any contact with Lachlan since then, or have any information about his whereabouts, please let the police know. The contact regarding the search is

Standing Orders (Message from the Treasurer)

Dear Member

As I hope you are aware, over the last year or so the BCA has been  in
the process of changing banks to the Charities Aid Foundation Bank  (CAF
Bank). This process is now complete, and the BCA no longer has any bank
accounts with HSBC plc.

The BCA has taken the opportunity to revise the methods by which
Membership fees can be paid; with immediate effect, standing order
payments will no longer be accepted, but direct debits can be set up

CSD hits half-a-million crystal structures

The CSD’s 500,000th structure is the anti-convulsant drug Lamotrigine, published in Acta Crystallographica, C65, o460-o464, 2009, by Balasubramanian Sridhar and Krishnan Ravikumar of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad. The CSD reference code for the structure is EFEMUX01.

Nobel Prize for Crystallographers

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to three crystallographers, Venki Ramakrishnan, Ada Yonath and Tom Steitz, for their work on the structure of the ribosome.
This is a wonderful achievement for them and on behalf of the BCA, I am sure all Members will join me in sending them hearty congratulations.

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Nominations for Honorary Members

This is the first time that as President I have had the very enjoyable task of inviting nominations for new Honorary Members of the BCA.

World Directory of Crystallographers

The IUCr’s triennial international congresses have always been lively and cordial meetings, where many close friendships and collaborations have been forged.

The first edition of the World Directory of Crystallographers was produced in 1957, an unprecedented handbook of contact information and details of research interests tying together the community ever more closely.

Follow the link above to find crystallographers, and to update or create your own entry.