IUCr 2021 microsymposia

List of IUCr commissions with acronyms

MS titleProposedSupported by
Composite and incommensurate modulated crystals: structural and physical propertiesCAC
Structure, modeling and properties of quasicrystalsCAC
Macromolecular machines and hybrid methods to crystallographyCBM
New methods to fight the pandemicOthersCBM
Structural biology against coronavirus/covid-1OthersCBM
Protein design and engineeringCBM
Structural biology of eukaryotic immune systemsCBM
Ultra-high resolution macromolecular crystallography and quantum biocrystallographyCBMCBM CQC CSynr CommDat
Fragment Screening, LCP, and AutomationCBMCQC CSynr CommDat
Nucleic acids and binding proteins structure and functionCBMCBM
Validation of cryoEM structures and mapsCBMCEC CommDat
Integrative structural biology: The next 50 years of the Protein Data BankCBMCSynr CommDat
Structure guided drug design and antibiotic resistance targetsCBM
Structural biology of enzymes, mechanism and regulationCBM
X-ray spectrometry and X-ray diffraction in art and archaeologyCCACHCXAFS
Science meets art: Crystallography and cultural heritageCCACHCAC CMTC
Automation in bio-crystallography: tools, perspectives and applicationsCCCCBM
High troughput vs. careful planning: How to get the best data?CCCCSynr CommDat
Handling of big data in crystallographyCCCCSynr CommDat
Data-driven discovery in crystallographyCCCCCC CCM CIMS CommDat
Machine learning in biological and structural sciences CCCCBM CCT
Structural bioinformaticsCCCCBM
The mineral/life interface – prebiotic chemistry, biomineralization, advanced biomimetic materialsCCGCMCQC CIMS CXAFS
2D type crystals and their heterostructuresCCGCM
Hydrogen rich compounds: design, properties & phase transitions at high pressuresCCM
Topological materialsCCM
Nanocrystalline materialsCCM
Crystal structure predictionCCMCCC
Social media and new frontiers for spreading crystallographicCCT
Crystallography schools to promote interdisciplinarity in scienceCCT
CryoEM for macromolecules – from single particles to microcrystalsCECCBM CSynr
Combination of X-ray and electrons for structure characterizationCECCPD CSynr
Application of electron crystallography to functional materialsCECCCGCM CIMS
Analysis of the fine structure in electron diffraction dataCECCAC CommDat
In-situ and time resolved electron crystallographyCEC
Crystal structures of pharmaceutical and organic compounds from electron diffractionCEC
Recent advances in electron crystallography techniquesCEC
Texture, strain and structure in metals and ceramicsCIMSCCM CPD
Organic minerals, metal-organic frameworks, and metal-oxygen clusters: the emergent interface of geochemistry and crystal engineeringCIMSCSC
Modular structure of inorganic and mineral compoundsCIMSCMTC
Complex structures of minerals and inorganic materialsCIMS
Magnetic structures of novel and functional materialsCMSCIMS CNS
Methods and software developments for magnetic-structure analysisCMSCAC CCC CNS
Molecular magnets and metal-organic frameworks including quantum crystallography approachesCMSCQC CSC
Magnetic structures at extreme conditions and in extreme samplesCMSCHP CIMS CNS
Symmetry aspects of magnetic order and magnetic propertiesCMSCAC CMTC CPD
Frustrated magnetic order and emerging scienceCMSCCGCM CNS
Structural, electronic and magnetic ordering: From fundamental physics to functionalityCMSCIMS CNS
Beyond pure point diffraction: Theory and application of diffuse scatteringCMTCCAC CQC
Graphs, tilings and crystal structuresCMTCCQC
Generalizations of crystallographic groups and their applicationsCMTCCQC
Polymorphism and structural transformation of organic crystals from synthesis to characterizationCNMRCSC
New methods and strategies in NMR crystallography in – Honour of Francis TaulelleCNMR
Neutron scattering sources, applicationsCNS
Pre and post publication peer review of crystallographic dataCommDatCAC CBM
In-situ and operando studies of battery materialsCPDCNS
Diffraction imaging, grain mapping in materials and artCPDCCACH
Structure solution and poorly crystalline materialsCPD
Total scatteringCPDCNS
Phase transitions in complex materials (structure and magnetism)CPD
Materials for energy conversion and storageCPD
Combining X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy to characterise materialsCPDCPD
Quantum crystallography in materials scienceCQCCAC
Quantum crystallography challenges and newest accomplishmentsCQCCAC
Quantum crystallographic studies on intra/inter-molecular interactionsCQCCSC
Large scale facilities for quantum crystallography researchCQC
Solution scattering and combined techniques for biological systems, including component dynamicsCSASCBM CQC
Integrative methodologies for novel thin film structuresCSASCCM CPD CSC
Time-resolved phase evolution, interaction & crystallization in soft matter: Integrative approachesCSASCQC
Small- and Wide-Angle Scattering for industrial materials far from equilibriumCSAS
Function and application of porous crystalsCSC
New trends in pharmaceutical materialsCSC
Ab initio powder structure analysis for polymorphism and phase transformation studies with pharmaceutical applicationsCSCCEC
Crystallographic approaches for designing new framework materials (including post-synthetic modification)CSC
Porous framework materials for gas adsorption/separationCSCCNMR
Dynamic frameworksCSC
Crystal chemistry with emerging technologyCSC
Crystallization mechanisms of small molecule systemsCSC
Stimuli-responsive crystalline compoundsCSC
Solid state reactions and dynamicsCSC
Non-covalent interactions in crystal engineeringCSC
Theory and practice of supramolecular synthons in crystal engineeringCSC
New applications of coherent scatteringCSynrCBM CMS
Ptychography: present and near futureCSynrCEC
Time-dependent phenomena in the fs to ns regime (studied using ultrashort x-ray pulses)CSynrCBM CSC
Matter at extreme conditions at SR and XFEL: complementarity of spectroscopy and diffractionCSynrCQC CHP CPD CXAFS
4th generation SR and XFEL FacilitiesCSynrCBM CXAFS
Catalysis: functionalized materials studied by XRD and XAFSCXAFS
XAS and crystallography allied for geomaterials and environmental problemsCXAFSCIMS CPD
Advanced methods for analysis of XAFS and crystallographic dataCXAFSCommDat
Disordered materials: spectroscopic and scattering techniquesCXAFSCEC CNS CPD
Spectroscopy applied to electrochemistry: operando studiesCXAFSCNMR
High-pressure CrystallographyCHPCCM
Crystallography using large volume presses and diamond anvil cellsCHP
Recent advances in instrumentationother

Special sessions

MS original ID, details, chairsMS titleProposedSupported by
Online crystallography: Tools, apps and web servicesCCT
Advances in data and model validation in biomolecular Small-Angle Scattering: Impacts on data and meta-data recording and data archivingCBMCommDat
Session in the memory of An-Pang Tsai: from quasicrystals to catalysisCAC
Exemplary practice in chemical, biological and materials database archivingCBMCommDat
Using crystallography for education during the pandemicCCT

Poster Sessions

  • Advances in instrumentation
  • Combining X-Ray Diffraction and Spectroscopy to Characterise Materials
  • Complex structures of minerals and inorganic materials
  • Composite and Incommensurate Modulated Crystals
  • Crystallography in art and archaeology
  • Cryo-EM
  • Crystallographic data
  • Crystallography in industry and applied sciences
  • Disordered: Disordered materials
  • Electron crystallography
  • High Pressure Crystallography
  • Hot structures of biological importance
  • Materials for energy conversion and storage
  • Magnetic structures, magnetic materials
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Nanomaterials
  • NMR crystallography
  • Non-covalent interactions in crystal engineering
  • Perovskites
  • Phase transitions in advanced materials
  • Polymorphism
  • Porous materials
  • Quantum crystallography
  • Structural biology of enzymes
  • Structural biology of receptors, membrane proteins
  • Structural biology of viruses
  • Theoretical crystallography
  • Total scattering
  • XAFS

or general sessions

  • Biological crystallography
  • Chemical crystallography
  • Physical crystallography
  • Materials