The conference programme is being prepared by the International Programme Committee (IPC) and session co-chairs.

Preliminary Schedule

Plenary Lectures

Helen Berman
How data have revealed the structural universe
James Fraser Stoddart
How crystallography helped to create a new bond in chemistry
David Eisenberg
The structural biology of pathogenic amyloid fibrils

Keynote Lectures

Abakumov Artem
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Order and disorder in metal-ion battery materials
Artioli Gilberto
University of Padova
Crystallography and cultural heritage – On beauty, science and passion
Arulandu Arockkiasamy
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
New Delhi
Structure guided inhibitor discovery targeting a membrane receptor involved in atherosclerosis
Blagov Aleksandr
NRC Kurchatov Institute
4th generation SR and XFEL facilities: new era in crystallography and material science
Boscherini Federico
University of Bologna
X-ray absorption spectroscopy and materials science: recent advances ademy of Sciences
Contreras-Garcia Julia
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Electron density, and its interplay with the energy and properties of molecules and solids
Fantini Marcia
Instituto de Fisica
Sao Paulo
The contribution of crystallography to new vaccine formulations
Fisher Zoe
European Spallation Source
Neutron structural biology
Fujita Makoto
University of Tokyo
Crystalline sponge, metal-organic assemblies
Garcia-Ruiz Juan Manuel
Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra
The crystal and the rose: On the impact of crystals and crystallography in art and mind
Gonen Tamir
University of California
Loas Angeles
Universidad de Los Andes
MicroED: conception, practice and future opportunities
Goodwin Andrew
University of Oxford
Structural flexibility and disorder in functional materials
Grey Clare
University of Cambridge
In situ studies of battery materials with NMR crystallography
Grimm Uwe
The Open University
Milton Keynes
State of the art understanding of diffraction from aperiodic crystals
Haynes Delia
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
Magnetic materials, structure-property relationships
Hovmoller Sven
Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University
Gjonnes medal lecture
Chamard Virginie
Aix-Marseille Université
Novel insights on biomineralization using x-rays and optical coherent diffraction based imaging
Jayatilaka Dylan
University of Western Australia
Quantum Crystallography: Past, Present, and Future
Kolb Ute
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Gjonnes medal lectures
Krivovichev Sergey
St. Petersburg University
St. Petersburg
Complexity in crystals and minerals
Kroon-Batenburg Loes
Utrecht University
Metadata and checkCIF for raw diffraction data in realising ultimate crystallographic objectivity
Ma Yanming
Jilin University
Record high superconductivity in sodalite-like rare-earth hydrides stabilized at high pressures
Macchi Piero
Dep. of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Quantum crystallography and spintronic materials
Oliva Glaucius
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo

A Crystallographic Snapshot of SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease Maturation Process and the Discovery of Inhibitors
Palatinus Lukas
Institue of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic
Electron crystallography of molecular crystals
Pearson Arwen R.
University of Hamburg
Time resolved macromolecular crystallography
Rauch Edgar
University of Grenoble
Identification of secondary phase structure using 4D Precession Electron Diffraction
Reddy Malla
Mechanical properties of crystals
Reutzel-Edens Susan
Eli-Lilly Company
Crystal forms in pharmaceutical applications
Reusse Gwenaelle
College de France
In-situ and in-operando diffraction studies of Li ion battery electrodes
Shibayama Mitsushiro
University of Tokyo
Soft Matter
Stark Holger
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
The symbiosis of cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography in structure determination of large macromolecular systems
Stokes Harold
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
The science of symmetry breaking
Strynadka Natalie
University of British Columbia
Structural hybrid methods to probe membrane transport nanomachines in pathogenic bacteria
Thorn Andrea
Institute for Nanostructure and Solid State Physics,
Universität Hamburg
The Coronavirus Structural Task Force
Yang Wei
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIDDK
Bethesda, MD
Structural biology insights into antibody diversity through gene recombination mechanisms

List of all standard sessions with co-chairs and invited speakers

MS IDs assigned at the the time of proposal are different than session numbers in conference agenda – schedule.

MS original ID, details, chairsMS titleProposedSupported by
97Composite and incommensurate modulated crystals: structural and physical propertiesCAC
98Structure, modeling and properties of quasicrystalsCAC
153Macromolecular machines and hybrid methods to crystallographyCBM
249New methods to fight the pandemicOthersCBM
250Crystallography against CoronaOthersCBM
157Protein design and engineeringCBM
159Structural biology of eukaryotic immune systemsCBM
151Macromolecular neutron diffractionCBMCNS CommDat
152Structural biology of receptors, signaling and membrane proteinsCBM
163Ultra-high resolution macromolecular crystallography and quantum biocrystallographyCBMCBM CQC CSynr CommDat
248Structural biology of coronavirusesOtherCBM
166Structural biology of viruses – in memory of Michael RossmannCBM
167Fragment Screening, LCP, and AutomationCBMCQC CSynr CommDat
168Nucleic acids and binding proteins structure and functionCBMCBM
160Validation of cryoEM structures and mapsCBMCEC CommDat
144Crystallization techniques and in cellulo protein crystallizationCBMCCGCM
39Integrative structural biology: The next 50 years of the Protein Data BankCBMCSynr CommDat
148Structure guided drug design and antibiotic resistance targetsCBM
147Structural biology of enzymes, mechanism and regulationCBM
54X-ray spectrometry and X-ray diffraction in art and archaeologyCCACHCXAFS
55Global cultural heritage challenges and crystallography: Where do we stand?CCACH
53Science meets art: Crystallography and cultural heritageCCACHCAC CMTC
200Automation in bio-crystallography: tools, perspectives and applicationsCCCCBM
203High troughput vs. careful planning: How to get the best data?CCCCSynr CommDat
201Handling of big data in crystallographyCCCCSynr CommDat
96Data-driven discovery in crystallographyCCCCCC CCM CIMS CommDat
202Machine learning in biological and structural sciences CCCCBM CCT
190Structural bioinformaticsCCCCBM
138The mineral/life interface – prebiotic chemistry, biomineralization, advanced biomimetic materialsCCGCMCQC CIMS CXAFS
1412D type crystals and their heterostructuresCCGCM
102Hydrogen rich compounds: design, properties & phase transitions at high pressuresCCM
105Topological materials: prediction. synthesis, characterizationsCCM
108Nanocrystalline materialsCCM
110Crystal structure predictionCCMCCC
117Social media and new frontiers for spreading crystallographicCCT
116Crystallography schools to promote interdisciplinarity in scienceCCT
80CryoEM for macromolecules – from single particles to microcrystalsCECCBM CSynr
78Combination of X-ray and electrons for structure characterizationCECCPD CSynr
73Application of electron crystallography to functional materialsCECCCGCM CIMS
76Analysis of the fine structure in electron diffraction dataCECCAC CommDat
75In-situ and time resolved electron crystallographyCEC
79Crystal structures of pharmaceutical and organic compounds from electron diffractionCEC
74Recent advances in electron crystallography techniquesCEC
93Texture, strain and structure in metals and ceramicsCIMSCCM CPD
94Organic minerals, metal-organic frameworks, and metal-oxygen clusters: the emergent interface of geochemistry and crystal engineeringCIMSCSC
95Modular structure of inorganic and mineral compoundsCIMSCMTC
91Complex structures of minerals and inorganic materialsCIMS
63Magnetic structures of novel and functional materialsCMSCIMS CNS
67Methods and software developments for magnetic-structure analysisCMSCAC CCC CNS
72Molecular magnets and metal-organic frameworks including quantum crystallography approachesCMSCQC CSC
65Magnetic structures at extreme conditions and in extreme samplesCMSCHP CIMS CNS
66Symmetry aspects of magnetic order and magnetic propertiesCMSCAC CMTC CPD
71Frustrated magnetic order and emerging scienceCMSCCGCM CNS
70Structural, electronic and magnetic ordering: From fundamental physics to functionalityCMSCIMS CNS
114Beyond pure point diffraction: Theory and application of diffuse scatteringCMTCCAC CQC
111Graphs, tilings and crystal structuresCMTCCQC
112Generalizations of crystallographic groups and their applicationsCMTCCQC
240Polymorphism and structural transformation of organic crystals from synthesis to characterizationCNMRCSC
237New methods and strategies in NMR crystallographyCNMR
189Advanced neutron sources in biological and materials sciencesCNS
41Pre and post publication peer review of crystallographic dataCommDatCAC CBM
5In-situ and operando studies of battery materialsCPDCNS
137Diffraction imaging, grain mapping in materials and artCPDCCACH
130Structure solution and poorly crystalline materialsCPD
131Total scatteringCPDCNS
135Phase transitions in complex materials (structure and magnetism)CPD
120Materials for energy conversion and storageCPD
56Combining X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy to characterise materialsCPDCPD
89Quantum crystallography in materials scienceCQCCAC
84Quantum crystallography challenges and newest accomplishmentsCQCCAC
220Quantum crystallographic studies on intra/inter-molecular interactionsCQCCSC
90Large scale facilities for quantum crystallography researchCQC
172Solution scattering and combined techniques for biological systems, including component dynamicsCSASCBM CQC
69Topological magnetic order and quasiparticlesCSASCMS CNS
180Integrative methodologies for novel thin film structuresCSASCCM CPD CSC
176Time-resolved phase evolution, interaction & crystallization in soft matter: Integrative approachesCSASCQC
177Small- and Wide-Angle Scattering for industrial materials far from equilibriumCSAS
209Function and application of porous crystalsCSC
236New trends in pharmaceutical materialsCSC
215Ab initio powder structure analysis for polymorphism and phase transformation studies with pharmaceutical applicationsCSCCEC
206Crystallographic approaches for designing new framework materials (including post-synthetic modification)CSC
210Porous framework materials for gas adsorption/separationCSCCNMR
211Dynamic frameworksCSC
228Crystal chemistry with emerging technologyCSC
216Crystallization mechanisms of small molecule systemsCSC
226Stimuli-responsive crystalline compoundsCSC
224Solid state reactions and dynamicsCSC
222Non-covalent interactions in crystal engineeringCSC
221Theory and practice of supramolecular synthons in crystal engineeringCSC
48New applications of coherent scatteringCSynrCBM CMS
46Ptychography: present and near futureCSynrCEC
45Time-dependent phenomena in the fs to ns regime (studied using ultrashort x-ray pulses)CSynrCBM CSC
37Matter at extreme conditions at SR and XFEL: complementarity of spectroscopy and diffractionCSynrCQC CHP CPD CXAFS
1814th generation SR and XFEL FacilitiesCSynrCBM CXAFS
60Catalysis: functionalized materials studied by XRD and XAFSCXAFS
61XAS and crystallography allied for geomaterials and environmental problemsCXAFSCIMS CPD
57Advanced methods for analysis of XAFS and crystallographic dataCXAFSCommDat
59Disordered materials: spectroscopic and scattering techniquesCXAFSCEC CNS CPD
58Spectroscopy applied to electrochemistry: operando studiesCXAFSCNMR
101Characterization and consequences of non-hydrostatic stress on crystalsCHPCCM
100Crystallography using large volume presses and diamond anvil cellsCHP
99Crystallography and dynamic compressionCHP
246Recent advances in instrumentationother

Classified lists – focus areas multiple assignment of session is possible

Biological and macromolecular crystallography

Physics and fundamental crystallography

Materials and minerals

Chemical crystallography, structures

Methods, instrumentation

Theory, computation, modelling, data, standards

General interest