Satellite meetings can be held anywhere in the world in the period before or after the 24th Congress. All satellites are organizationally and financially independent of the Congress. For instance, they may or may not charge registration and related fees, but such payments are not connected with the registrations for the Congress. Organizers of the satellite meetings are welcome to contact the Local Organizing Committee, LOC of the Congress ( and the LOC may be in a position to advise and assist the satellite organizers without any financial commitment. Organizers of satellites that are being held in HICC in the days preceding or following the Congress may contact the LOC for optimal rates for space, hotel accommodation and meals. No satellites shall be held in HICC on 21 August unless they are carry overs of satellites that are held in HICC on 20 August and for such cases, special financial arrangements would need to be made with the LOC. Satellite organizers should contact the LOC, if they wish the particulars of the satellite to be included in the Congress web page.


Q2XAFS2017 – International Satellite Meeting on Improving Data Quality in XAFS Spectroscopy.

Diamond Light Source, 14 – 15 August 2017

The International Satellite Meeting on Improving Data Quality in XAFS Spectroscopy (Q2XAFS2017) aims to bring together experts in the field of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy to discuss aspects of the technique that affect data quality in XAFS experiments.

Q2XAFS2017 will provide a forum for discussions with the goal of reviewing international standards and protocols, and developing revised recommendations for best practice when performing XAFS experiments. It will also look towards the first agreed data formats and standards for XAFS data and deposition. The Satellite Meeting will be attended by scientists working at international facilities as well as academics.

This Satellite Meeting, which is organized by Diamond Light Source, the IUCr XAFS Commission and the International X-ray Absorption Society, will be held at Diamond Light Source (United Kingdom) on the 14 – 15 of August 2017 as a satellite event for the 24th International Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr2017, Hyderabad, 21 – 28 August 2017).

Sofia Diaz-Moreno (Diamond Light Source, U.K.; e-mail:
Christopher Chantler (University of Melbourne, Australia; e-mail:
Matthew Newville (Advanced Photon Source, USA; e-mail:

Local organizer:
Sofia Diaz-Moreno (Diamond Light Source, U.K.)
Giannantonio Cibin (Diamond Light Source, U.K.; e-mail:

Web site:


Crystallographic Computing School

15-20 August 2017, Bangalore, India

The School is intended for senior postgraduates and postdocs in all areas of crystallography (including macro- and small-molecule crystallography, powder diffraction, and small-angle scattering) who may want to become involved in software development, but lack experience in this.

The 2017 IUCr Crystallographic Computing School will take place at the Molecular Biophysics Unit at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. It will introduce modern methods of programming crystallographic calculations in a series of lectures and in-depth tutorials by leading crystallographic software developers. Our teachers are drawn from across the crystallographic world and include experts in protein, small-molecule and powder crystallography. By working together, we aim to share what we know with the next generation of crystallographic developers.

Further details are available at the School’s website:

Local organiser:
Prof B. Gopal
Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science


PPXRD-15: Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium

18 – 20 August 2017, Hyderabad, India

This symposium is designed to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and cutting-edge ideas among those interested in the combined fields of X-ray Diffraction (XRD), including synchrotron, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Day 1 will be a workshop covering powder XRD applications for pharmaceutical product development. Days 2 and 3 will include technical presentations related to the analysis of pharmaceutical materials. Topics will include:

  • Qualitative Phase Analysis with XRPD
  • Quantitative Phase Analysis: Single Peak, Whole-Pattern Methods and Beyond
  • Amorphous, Mesomorphous and Nano Materials
  • Non-Ambient Powder X-ray Diffraction
  • New Developments/Complementary Techniques
  • Formulation and Product Development
  • Polymorph, Salt and Co-crystal Screening
  • Crystal Structure Prediction, Elucidation and Verification from Powder Diffraction Data

This satellite symposium will provide the opportunity for industrial, academic, and government scientists to hear from leading experts in the area of diffraction methods for pharmaceutical materials characterization. Fundamental, intermediate, and advanced techniques will be presented that will be useful for application in all laboratory settings.

International Centre for Diffraction Data™, ICDD®, is the organizer of this satellite meeting, the 15th year for PPXRD. For more information, please visit: or

Contact: Denise Zulli (ICDD, USA),

Chair: Tom Blanton (ICDD, USA),

Organizing Committee:
DetlefBeckers (PANalytical, The Netherlands)
Graciela C. D. de Delgado (University de Los Andes, Venezuela)
Fabia Gozzo (Excelsus Structural Solutions, Belgium)
Arnt Kern (Bruker, Germany)
Terry Maguire (ICDD, USA)
Keisuke Saito (Rigaku, Germany)
Raj Suryanarayanan (University of Minnesota, USA)
Shawn Yin (Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA)

Local Organizer: Prof. T. N. Guru Row (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Further details are available at:


Phasing and Model Building

Satellite meeting in Hyderabad at CSIR-IICT on 20 – 21 August 2017

This one and half day satellite meeting on the CCP4/Phenix will provide an overview of Phasing with Anomalous Diffraction, Molecular Replacement, Model Building, Tutorials and Extreme Molecular Replacement.

This satellite meeting will be held in CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.

The program includes lectures and tutorials on

  • Phasing with Anomalous Diffraction – SAD phasing.
  • Molecular Replacement – Theory and performance.
  • Model Building in low-resolution and cryo-EM maps; with Coot and Buccaneer and with Polder maps.
  • Model Ligand-building with ARP/wARP.
  • Extreme Molecular Replacement.

Charles Ballard (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab, UK; e-mail:
Tom Terwilliger (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; e-mail:
Li-Wei Hung (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; e-mail:
Dorothee Liebschner (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; e-mail:

Local organizer:
Anthony Addlagatta (CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India; e-mail:
Dr. Mangayarkarasi Periasamy Nivaskumar (CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India; e-mail:


Crystallography and Society

Satellite meeting in Pune at CSIR-NCL on 29 – 30 August 2017

This meeting will deal with the outreach of crystallography and science in the South-East Asia region, particularly addressing issues which concern the countries in and around India. How can south-south collaborations be synergized? What kind of science is needed to address the issues peculiar to the region? Who will be the participating groups and countries? Who are the beneficiaries?

The discussions will cover all branches of crystallography, teaching and research in order to justify and disseminate the subject across society and industry.

The target audience will be scientists and students attending the 24th IUCr Congress, science and education policy makers and S&T funding bodies to address future challenges and opportunities for crystallography and science.

The satellite is open to scientists from all countries.

Chair and Organizer:
Prof. Ashwini K. Nangia


SASCheM 2017: Structural Aspects in Studying Chemistry of Materials, Kolkata

29 – 30 August, 2017

This one day satellite symposium will explore the ramifications of structural studies beyond crystalline regime in studying chemistry of materials. Under the umbrella of chemistry of materials several classes of materials will be explored starting from oxometalate based materials, porous materials, semi-conducting nanomaterials to catalytic materials and those employed for sustainable energy generation. The meeting will also provide a platform for exploring the overarching structural principles that underlines the formation of the afore-mentioned diverse classes of materials which may provide further avenue for construction of hybrid materials.

Co-Chairs: Soumyajit Roy (IISER Kolkata, India) and Venkataramanan Mahalingam (IISER Kolkata, India).

Contact: (SR); (VM)

Venue: IISER Kolkata (


International School on Fundamental Crystallography and Workshop on Structural Phase Transitions

Rourkela, 30 August – 4 September, 2017

The main focus of the event is the symmetry analysis of structural phase transitions in functional materials like ferroics and multiferroics. The first four days would cover fundamental crystallographic topics related to space group symmetry and its representation in International Tables for Crystallography, Vol. A, symmetry relations between space groups including group-subgroup and group-supergroup relationships, structure descriptions and comparison, crystal structure relationships. The last two days would be devoted to brief introduction to space group representations and their application in the analysis of structural phase transitions. The lecture sessions will be accompanied by hands on practical sessions on description of space groups in International Tables for Crystallography and online training for determination of subgroups of space groups, crystal structure relations and pseudosymmetry, representations of space groups and symmetry mode analysis using Bilbao Crystallographic Server.

For more informatiom, please click here.

Local organizer and venue:
Dr. Dillip Kumar Pradhan (Coordinator)
Department of Physics & Astronomy,
National Institute of Technology Rourkela,
Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha-769008, INDIA
Phone: +91-661-2462729, +91-9437170561 (Cell Phone),

For details please visit the website:


ISRACC: International Symposium on Recent Advances in Chemical Crystallography

29 – 30 August 2017, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

The focus of this international symposium will be on charge density analysis of small as well as large molecules from high resolution single crystal diffraction data, powder diffraction and pair distribution function analysis of functional materials. This symposium has been organized to mark the 65th Birthday and retirement of Prof. T. N. Guru Row at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, on 29 – 30 August, 2017. The symposium will provide an opportunity for students, post-docs, researchers and scientists from academia and industry to interact with leading experts and hear their lectures on fundamental and applied research in advanced areas of crystallography.

Local organizers:

  • Dr. Nalini Sundaram (, Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Diptikanta Swain (, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Angshuman Roy Choudhury (, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India
  • Dr. Parthapratim Munshi (, Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Noida, India