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YCG Session 1
Chair: Claire Hobday (University of Edinburgh)
13:00 – 13:30: Plenary - Stefan Kaskel (Technische Universität Dresden)
13:30 - 13:45: TM Rosevare (University of Sheffield)
13:45 - 14:00: MN Bin Mohd Najib (University of Durham)
14:00 - 14:15: ND Nisbar (Manchester Institute of Biotchnology)
14:15 - 14:45: RA Lunt (University of Bath)
Seeding in multi-component continuous crystallisation for solid form selectivity
14:30 - 14:45: WM Hützler (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main)
Uncovering a new synthon for application in crystal engineering: the triply hydrogen-bonded ADA–DAD N—H···S/N—H···N/N—H···O synthon
14:45 - 15:00: MG Reeves (The University of Edinburgh)
Application of the Bond Valence Method in the Validation of Oxidation States in the CSD
YCG Session 2
Chair: Sam Horrell (University of Essex)
15:45 – 16:15: Plenary - Simon Coles (University of Southampton)
16:15 - 16:30: DP Ottewell (Diamond Light Source)
Harder, Better, Faster, Automatic: New Tools for Powder Diffraction Analysis
16:30 - 16:45: MK Corpinot (UCL)
On the predictability of molecular crystals - view from the bench
16:45 - 17:00: A Bin Abd Aziz (University of Sheffield)
Structural Studies on Deamidase Toxins
17:00 - 17:15: HR Green (Heriot-Watt University)
Understanding the host: guest chesmistries of mechanochemical and conventionally synthesised porous materials
17:15 - 17:30: P Lucaioli (University of Lincoln)
Multicomponent crystals of leucine-leucine dipeptides
17:30 - 17:45 HLB Boström (University of Oxford)
YCG Session 3: Flash Poster Presentations
Chairs: Natalie Johnson (University of Newcastle), Alex Cousen (University of Bath)
Briony Yorke (Universität Hamburg)
Listen to the data
YCG Session 4: How the Other Half Live
Chairs: Charlie McMonagle (University of Edinburgh)
This educational session aims to unite the fields of chemical, physical and biological crystallography. Three invited speakers will discuss their scientific approaches and point the way towards a brave new world of enlightenment and mutual understanding.
09:15 - 09:35: Keynote (1) Matthias Gutmann (Isis)
09:35 - 09:55: Keynote (2) Helen Playford (ISIS)
Total scattering: crystallography going local!
09:55 – 10:15: Keynote (3) Jane Endicott (University of Newcastle)
10:15 – 10:30: D Watkins (University of Sheffield)
10:30 – 10:45: P Maffetone (University of Oxford)
10:45 - 11:00: HS Geddes (University of Oxford)
11:00 - 11:15: DB Barret (University of Oxford)
Kay Diederichs (Universität Konstanz)
Towards a better understanding of (non-)isomorphism in macromolecular crystallography
Santiago Alvarez (Universitat de Barcelona)
Transition metal coordination polyhedra: shape, spin and secondary bonding
Working at extreme conditions can often provide critical access to particular areas of phase space and therefore deep insight into the behaviour of materials, along with surprises not predicted by current theory. The session will cover scientific and technological developments across a wide range of extreme experimental conditions such as high magnetic field, high temperature, low temperature and high pressure.
14:20 - 14:50: Keynote: Stephen Blundell (University of Oxford)
14:50 - 15:10: H H-M Yeung (University of Oxford)
15:10 – 15:30: G Nilsen (ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility)
15:30 – 15:50: L Clark (University of Liverpool)
Low-Temperature Spin Liquid Behaviour in the Triangular-Honeycomb XY Antiferromagnet, TbIno3
The session will highlight computational methods in crystallography, crystal chemistry, materials science and crystal engineering. Emphasis will be on computational approaches aiding crystal-structure prediction and elucidation, structure-property correlations and predictions of physicochemical properties of organic, metal-organic and inorganic materials.
14:20 - 14:50: Keynote: Colin Seaton (University of Bradford)
14:50 – 15:10: WA Slawinski (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
15:10 – 15:30: A Maloney (The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre)
15:30 – 15:50: D Braun (University of Innsbruck)
Infectious diseases are still a major health burden worldwide and the increase of antimicrobial resistance to current therapies poses a serious threat for their eradication. The session will focus on new targets and new approaches to tackle these important challenges.
14:20 - 14:50: Keynote: Andrew Munro (University of Manchester)
14:50 – 15:10: John Rafferty (University of Sheffield)
15:10 – 15:30: Natalie Tatum (Northern Institute for Cancer Research)
15:30 – 15:50: Kangsa Amporndanai (University of Liverpool)
Structural disorder can be a material’s defining feature. It can influence properties and applications, and change our understanding of fundamental physics. This session celebrates the order within disorder, with potential topics including (but not limited to): the structure of nanomaterials, single crystal diffuse scattering, pair distribution function analysis, self-assembly, low-dimensional materials, disordered magnetism, materials with anomalous physical properties, and so on. Studies that illustrate the challenges of dealing with complex materials are particularly welcome in this session.
16:35 - 17:05: Keynote: Matthew Blunt (UCL)
17:05 – 17:25: H Duncan (University of Edinburgh)
17:25 – 17:45: M Moore (Royal Holloway University of London)
17:45 – 18:05: CS Coates (University of Oxford)
The session will examine approaches to obtain insights into chemical processes and properties through analysis of the electron density. The aim is to include results obtained using both experimental X-ray diffraction data and theoretical methods such as charge density analyses, Hirshfeld surfaces or PIXEL calculations to obtain a more detailed understanding of the charge distribution in the crystal structure.
16:35 – 17:05: Keynote: Simon Parsons (University of Edinburgh)
17:05 – 17:25: L Mapp (University of Southampton)
17:25 – 17:45: C Stubbs (University of Bath)
17:45 – 18:05: C Wilson (University of Glasgow)
This session will focus on recent developments on the structural biology of extracellular matrix proteins and cell adhesion molecules including crystallographic analysis of their biosynthesis and molecular assembly mechanisms, processing, secretion and extracellular matrix deposition, and cell-extracellular matrix interactions.
16:35 - 17:05: Keynote: David Hulmes (CNRS, Lyon)
17:05 – 17:35: MW Bowler (Grenoble Oustation)
17:35 – 18:05: MP Lockhart-Cairns (Wellcome Trust)
Sharon Ashbrook (University of St. Andrews)
David Rugg (Rolls Royce)
The session will discuss phase transformations, including characterisation techniques and associated modelling. The aim is to discuss a broad range of chemical and materials systems under a variety of environmental conditions. Relevant abstracts are invited from all areas of the community.
10:15 - 10:45: Keynote Quanshun Luo (Sheffield Hallam University)
10:45 - 11:05: JA Foster (University of Sheffield)
11:05 - 11:25: AJP Cousen (University of Bath)
11:25 - 11:45: Z Skoko (Universty of Zagreb)
Significant developments have recently been made to characterise crystalline and non-crystalline materials using techniques other than diffraction. Such methods are often especially valuable for materials whose behaviour is affected by local structure or disorder. The session will focus on complementary characterisation methods such as spectroscopy, and insights from theory and physical properties, including work from both chemical and physical crystallography backgrounds.
10:15 - 10:45: Keynote: Paul Hodgkinson (University of Durham)
10:45 - 11:05: CM Widdfield (Durham University)
11:05 - 11:25: MT Wharmby (Diamond Light Source)
11:25 - 11:45: CD Jones (Durham University)
Understanding the structure-function relationships of complex biological systems usually requires data obtained from several structural techniques that provide complementary insight into the biological problem. This session will look at recent developments on the combination of crystallographic analysis with techniques such as small angle X-ray scattering, NMR, electron microscopy or electron paramagnetic resonance, amongst others.
10:15 - 10:45: Keynote: Stephen Muench (University of Leeds)
10:45 - 11:05: J Bella (University of Manchester)
11:05 - 11:25: S Horrell (University of Essex)
11:25 - 11:45: B Van Beusekom (Netherlands Cancer Institute)
Crystals are ubiquitous throughout our world and beyond it; we will focus in this session on the many applications of crystallography to Earth and planetary science. This might include experimental and computational studies of structure under geological conditions, at extremes of temperature and pressure; analysis of minerals with terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origins; and even remote crystallography from space missions.
15:30 - 16:00: Keynote: Simon Redfern (University of Cambridge)
16:00 – 16:20: M Dunstan (University of Cambridge)
16:20 – 16:40: A Herlihy (Diamond Light Source)
16:40 – 17:00: D Fortes (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
The session aims to highlight research on multi-component crystalline systems including co-crystals, solvates, hydrates, and inclusion compounds. Of particular interest is understanding structure-property relationships in such materials through their design and characterisation.
15:30 - 16:00: Keynote: Krešo Bučar (UCL)
16:00 - 16:20: K Edkins (Durham University)
16:20 - 16:40: N Blagden (University of Lincoln)
16:40 - 17:00: C McMonagle (University of Edinburgh)
Recent years have brought the development of different approaches in drug development leading to more specific and sophisticated targeted therapies. Structure-based fragment methodologies together with protein-protein interaction inhibitors are now generating new opportunities for drug development. The session will focus on new advances and challenges in drug discovery and how structural analyses support their development.
15:30 - 16:00: Keynote: Rod Hubbard (Vernalis Research & University of York)
16:00 - 16:30: JA Read (Astrazeneca)
16:30 - 17:00: F von Delft
15:30 - 16:00: H Playford (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
16:00 - 16:20: M Wharmby (Diamond Light Source Ltd)
16:20 - 16:40: H Geddes (University of Oxford)
16:40 - 17:00: D Keen (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
17:10 – 18:00
Mike Glazer (University of Oxford)
Professor Erhard Hohenester (Imperial College)
The session aims to present work that brings new structural insights into long-standing problems, where new methodology or unconventional techniques have been used to tackle problems which have conventionally been viewed as insoluble or, where the study of new materials has led to old problems being re-evaluated. Abstract submission is encouraged from a broad range of scientific areas.
10:15 - 10:45: Keynote: Abbie McLaughlin (University of Aberdeen)
10:45 - 11:25: L Owen (University of Cambridge)
11:05 - 11:25: C Romao (University of Oxford)
11:25 - 11:45: A Jarvis (University of Birmingham)
Designing and synthesising extended materials with a desired topology remains an outstanding challenge in crystal engineering. Understanding how to control the assembly, and ultimately the properties, of such materials requires insights from a wide range of techniques alongside crystallography. The session welcomes contributions from speakers working with a diverse range of materials.
10:15 - 10:45: Keynote: Neil Champness (University of Nottingham)
10:45 - 11:05: SB Wiggin (CCDC)
11:05 - 11:25: AR Overy (University of Oxford)
11:25 - 11:45: T Easun (Cardiff University)
Cancer is a multifactorial complex set of diseases that respond to a number of environmental and intrinsic factors. Understanding the molecular basis of different types of cancer is essential to progress towards better treatments. The session will focus on new potential targets for cancer therapy as well as recent advances on the development of protein inhibitors of known targets.
10:15 - 10:45: Keynote: Jane Endicott (University of Newcastle)
10:45 - 11:05: M Richards (University of Leeds)
11:05 - 11:25: P Canning (University of Oxford)
11:25 - 11:45: TBC
10:15 - 10:45: N Funnell (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
10:45 - 11:05: H Playford (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
11:05 - 11:45: Questions and answers
12:00 – 12:30: Keynote: Phoebe Allan (Diamond Light Source)
This interactive session will discuss problematic crystal structures that can be hard to interpret and publish. After the opening keynote talk, the session is open for anyone to describe structural results that raise the session title question. The audience will discuss, with the aim to provide constructive advice. Problems might include charge imbalance or other chemical issues, poor resolution or data completeness, complicated disorder, highly restrained models, unexplained residual electron density, etc. A formal abstract is not required, but please contact the session organisers in advance of the meeting (as soon as possible!) if you wish to contribute; 1-3 slides will be requested for concatenation into a single session presentation. Contributions from YCG members are particularly encouraged.
12:00 - 12:30: Keynote: Iñigo J. Vitórica-Yrezábal (University of Manchester)
Multiprotein complex formation is at the centre of critical biological processes such as macromolecular assembly, receptor-ligand recognition, or host-pathogen interactions. Crystallographic analysis of these complexes remains a challenging problem due to technical complexity that starts at the molecular biology level and extends all the way to the structure determination. This session will look at recent representative examples of crystallographic analyses of multiprotein complexes, the difficulties encountered, and the approaches taken to overcome them.
12:00 - 12:30: Keynote: Mark Banfield (John Innes Centre)
12:30 - 12:50: L Tabernero (University of Manchester)
12:50 - 13:10: I Tews (University of Southampton)
13:10 - 13:30: C Bisson (University of Sheffield)