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Welcome to the BCA Spring Meeting 2016

With the 2nd century of X-ray diffraction now well underway, the BCA 2016 Spring Meeting programme will take stock of the current state-of-the-art and continue to look towards the future.

The Programme Committee has been working hard, and we already have the majority of Plenary and several Keynote speakers in place, spanning a diverse range of subject matter across the four subject groups. The 2016 BCA Prize Lecture will be given by Professor Christer Aakeröy and the Lonsdale Lecture by Professor Arwen Pearson.

The meeting will follow a similar session format to last year, with Plenaries for each subject group, parallel sessions and a range of Workshops, allowing plenty of choice for delegates. Each of the parallel sessions will incorporate a Keynote plus three, rather than two, contributed lectures, in order to allow more opportunities for speakers, in particular younger colleagues.

If your talk doesn’t fit with the proposed Group Sessions, don’t panic! There will be an additional ‘Ad hoc’ session, with content to be chosen from submitted abstracts. Further information, including key dates, scientific programme etc. will be added as things progress.


On behalf of the Programme Committee and Organisers I’d like to welcome you to Nottingham, and look forward to a feast of world-class crystallography!


Phil Lightfoot (Programme Chair)