Welcome to the British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting 2018

On behalf of the Programme Committee and Organisers, I am pleased to welcome you to the BCA Spring Meeting 2018.

As in recent years, this year’s meeting will be prefaced by the Young Crystallographers meeting which begins at 13:00 on Monday 26 March and runs through to lunchtime on Tuesday 27 March. The main meeting will start at 10.30 am on Tuesday 27 and closes at 13.30 on Thursday 29 March. A varied programme is currently being assembled and promises highly relevant, interesting and prescient talks in every session. The programme truly offers something for everyone. Coupled with a readily accessible venue for all, this meeting is a great opportunity to catch up with the latest crystallographic science, and of course with your fellow crystallographers.

We are very pleased to announce an eminent list of prize and plenary lecturers as follows:

Hodgkin Lecture:  Prof. Eleanor Dodson (University of York)                                                                                  
Lonsdale Lecture: Prof. Bill Clegg (Newcastle University)  
BSG Plenary: Prof. Ilme Schlichting (MPI Heidelberg)  
CCG Plenary: Prof. Jonathan Nitschke (University of Cambridge)  
IG Plenary: Prof. Susan Reutzel-Edens (Eli Lilly)  
PCG Plenary: Prof. Nicola Spaldin (ETH Zurich)  

The traditional early-career prize session will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 March. Throughout the rest of the program there will often be three sessions running in parallel in addition to a range of workshops. Brief details of the planned sessions are below, along with some practical information concerning deadlines and abstract submission.

We very much look forward to seeing you at Warwick University in Coventry.

Leo Brady
Programme Committee Chair