On behalf of our colleagues of the Executive Committee of the European Crystallographic Association we cordially invite you to attend the 26th European Crystallographic Meeting which will be held in the congress center of Darmstadt in the middle of Germany from the 29 August to 2 September 2010.
Just before, the European Powder Diffraction Conference EPDIC 12 will be organized at the same venue (August 27–30).
We emphasize that the overlap of the two events will persuade many of you to attend the two main crystallographic manifestations in Europe. Both meetings will follow their traditional rules; while ECM is covering all disciplines of crystallographic structure research from nanoparticles to biological macromolecules, EPDIC concentrates on methodological developments and materials.
Of course in any case a crystal structure has to be seen in correlation with chemical and physical properties. Coverage will be provided for materials for energy storage and conversion, for surface sciences, chemical reactivity or the interactivity on molecules with proteins or pharmaceuticals.
This wide range of topics will be covered by 16 keynote speakers and 47 microsymposia at the ECM 26 and 6 plenary lectures and 18 microsymposia by EPDIC 12. Special attention will be paid to young scientists. The organizing committee will provide bursaries for students on special request.
Please submit your abstracts in English at our congress website before April 9, 2010 and state the related microsymposium.
Special fees for those of you interested in both EPDIC and ECM should encourage attendence.
We are looking forward to seeing many old friends and newcomers from all fields of crystallography in Darmstadt.
Professor Hartmut Fuess Chair of ECM26 and EPDIC12