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PL (Plenary Lecture)

Sunday, August 24, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
PL1 Carbon nanotubes
Sumio Iijima
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
PL2 NMR in solution and X-ray diffraction in crystals for postgenomic biology
Kurt Wüthrich


KN (Keynote Lecture)

Sunday, August 24, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN1 What protein data bank tells us about the past, present and future of structural biology
Helen Berman
KN2 Ab-initio powder diffraction studies of organometallics and coordination polymers
Angelo Sironi
KN3 The growth of silica biomorphs: Self-assembled crystal aggregates with non-crystallographic morphologies
Juan M. García-Ruiz
Monday, August 25, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN4 Using protein microcrystals combine with synchrotron session on microfocus and other advanced technologies
Sine Larsen
KN5 Photochromic crystals: From a single molecule to a crystal morphology change
Masahiro Irie
KN6 Quantum simulations of liquids and solids under pressure: Synergy between theory and experiment
Giulia Galli
KN7 Electron crystallography of 2D crystals: Interface between cryo-EM and crystallography
Wolfgang Baumeister
KN8 Advances in direct-space structure determination of molecular materials from powder diffraction data
Kenneth Harris
KN9 Powder diffraction studies of proteins
Irene Margiolaki
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN10 Virus structures
Zihe Rao
KN11 Crystallochemical basis of synthetic mineral immobilization
Timothy J. White
KN12 Imaging of quantum dots and metallic nanoclusters at diffraction-limited resolution from electron diffraction patterns
Jian-Min Zuo
KN13 Biological electron crystallography
Yoshinori Fujiyoshi
KN14 Charge density studies on the photo-excited states
Claude Lecomte
KN15 Nanostructure refinement and solution
Simon Billinge
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN16 Large macromolecular complexes (Immunology)
Piet Gros
KN17 Structure-properties relationships
Judith A. K. Howard
KN18 Electron diffraction intensities and structure analysis
Jon Gjønnes
KN19 Combined methods: SAXS/NMR, SAXS/crystallography
Jill Trewhella
KN20 Frontiers in high pressure neutron diffraction
Stefan Klotz
KN21 Charge flipping
Gábor Oszlányi
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN22 Recent and future advances in neutron diffraction
Nobuo Niimura
KN23 Crystallography and mechanisms of structural phase transitions: A modern perspective
J. Manuel Perez-Mato
KN24 Nanostructures: From ensemble average to single object properties
Cristian Mocuta
KN25 Incommensurate and composite modulated structures
Gervais Chapuis
KN26 Advances in micro and nano-SAXS
Peter Fratzl
KN27 Synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering investigations of metal oxides
Alan Tennant
Friday, August 29, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN28 Structural pharmacology and drug discovery: Using crystallography to explore biological and chemical space
Tom Blundell
KN29 Crystal design and synthesis: Reticular chemistry
Omar M. Yaghi
KN30 Studies of new multiferroic materials
Paolo Radaelli
KN31 Bacterial membrane proteins
(to be announced)
KN32 Crystal engineering of co-crystals and their relevance to pharmaceutical science and solid-state chemistry
Michael J. Zaworotko
KN33 Quasicrystals: Structures, properties and applications
An Pang Tsai
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Theme (Speaker)
KN34 Structural genomics, focused structural genomics
Andrzej Joachimiak
KN35 XUV and X-ray free electron lasers
Jochen R. Schneider
KN36 Structure refinement and structure modelling: A chemical probe for complex mineral groups
Roberta Oberti


MS (Microsymposia)

Sunday, August 24, 2008
MS1 Large macromolecular complexes
MS2 Advances in grazing incidence, reflectivity and diffuse scattering
MS3 New algorithms for single crystal and powder diffraction
MS4 Hydrothermal growth of crystals
MS5 Modelization of structure of molecular compounds and implications for reactivity
MS6 Computational methods in macromolecular crystallography
MS7 Water clusters in molecular crystals, coordination polymers and biological macromolecule
MS8 Protein-nucleic acid interactions
MS9 Macromolecular structural studies by powder diffraction, AFM, etc.
MS10 Decision making and algorithms for automation of data acquisition
MS11 Pitfalls and successes in crystallographic teaching
MS12 Liquid crystals and crystallography: A tribute to Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932.10.24-2007.5.18)
MS13 Growth of single crystals for neutron and X-ray investigation by the floating zone and other techniques
MS14 Symmetry, asymmetry and chirality in molecular aggregation
Monday, August 25, 2008
MS15 Protein "microcrystallography": Methods and results for tiny crystals at 3rd generation sources
MS16 Structure-based drug design
MS17 Photochemistry and solid-state transformations of molecular solids
MS18 In-situ & time-resolved powder diffraction studies
MS19 Structure simulation under extreme condition
MS20 Time resolved and coherent X-ray scattering
MS21 Crystallographic algorithm libraries: In honor of P. Jane Brown
MS22 Interface between cryo-EM and crystallography
MS23 Crystallizing macromolecular complexes and engineering crystallization
MS24 Photo-excited state crystallography
MS25 Crystallographic teaching using new computer and internet based approaches
MS26 Biological and soft condensed matter under pressure
MS27 Multitechnique approach for the determination of inorganic structures
MS28 Uncommon organic and organometallic structures and functions
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
MS29 Virus structure and antiviral strategies
MS30 From minerals to materials
MS31 Electric and magnetic properties of molecular crystals
MS32 Nanostructure refinement and solution
MS33 Liquids and amorphous systems at high pressure
MS34 Advanced electron microscopy
MS35 Combined XAFS and diffraction of inorganic structures
MS36 Biological interests and biological electron microscopy
MS37 Crystal properties and bonding: What we really learn from accurate charge density studies and quantum calculations?
MS38 Self-organization and self-assembly: From nucleation to crystal growth, from eutectics to photonic and liquid crystals, and from theory to application
MS39 PDF/RDF analysis from pulsed-neutron and X-ray scattering
MS40 Crystallography of planetary materials at extreme conditions
MS41 Precession electron diffraction and electron crystallography
MS42 Decision making and algorithms for automation in macromolecular structure solution
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
MS43 Structural biology of the cell
MS44 Teaching macromolecular crystallography
MS45 Crystal design from hydrogen bond to halogen bond and beyond
MS46 Powder diffraction studies of hydrogen storage materials
MS47 High pressure studies on advanced and nano-materials
MS48 Physical properties from integrated electron diffraction and X-ray diffraction
MS49 Wide-gap semiconductors for health, energy and environment
MS50 Hot structures
MS51 Complementarity of SAXS and SANS with other structural methods in molecular biology
MS52 Host-guest crystal chemistry
MS53 Developments in structure solution and refinement from powders
MS54 Shape memory alloys
MS55 Surfaces
MS56 Phase transitions and physical properties at high pressure
Thursday, August 28, 2008
MS57 Recent and future advances in neutron structural biology
MS58 Structure-property correlations and phase transition in inorganics
MS59 Chemical recognition and supramolecular architectures
MS60 Microstructure and structural imperfections
MS61 New algorithms for magnetic crystallography and understanding magnetic structures
MS62 Real space direct methods
MS63 XAFS in biocrystallography
MS64 New membrane protein structures
MS65 Recent progress in synchrotron data collection
MS66 Co-crystals: Theory, synthesis and use
MS67 Quantum phase transitions
MS68 Extraction of physical and chemical properties from charge density maps
MS69 Use of coherence in life and physical sciences
MS70 Crystal chemistry and crystallography of aperiodic crystals
Friday, August 29, 2008
MS71 Biophysical techniques for detecting ligand binding to pharmaceutical targets
MS72 Micro-SAXS for nanoscience and medicine
MS73 Structure-functions relationships of MOF
MS74 Multiferroic materials
MS75 Charge, spin and momentum density studies in material science
MS76 Diffractive imaging
MS77 Diffuse scattering in partially ordered/disordered systems
MS78 Crystallization of membrane proteins
MS79 Motion in macromolecular machines
MS80 Understanding and controlling polymorphism
MS81 New neutron sources
MS82 Magnetic Compton scattering
MS83 Femto-second diffraction: Time resolved studies
MS84 Quasicrystals and related giant crystalline alloys
Saturday, August 30, 2008
MS85 Structural proteomics, focused structural proteomics
MS86 Perovskites and related materials
MS87 Design and applications of nanoscale materials
MS88 Algorithmic developments for solving and refining periodic and aperiodic structures
MS89 Space groups and their generalizations: A tribute to E. Ascher and J.J Burckhardt
MS90 New X-ray sources: ERLs, table top SR, (X)FELs
MS91 Spinel - geometrically frustrated systems: Dedicated to Prof. Nishikawa
MS92 Structural informatics and database
MS93 RNA and DNA structures
MS94 Complementary low-Z element absorption spectroscopy by X-ray Raman scattering
MS95 Microanalysis of cultural heritage
MS96 Programming for CIF and related filestructures
MS97 New X-ray detectors: Pixel detectors
MS98 Knowledge-based applications in structural chemistry

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