Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs)

About SIGs

SIGs exist to give members the opportunity to focus on specialty areas while remaining connected to the entire scope of crystallographic applications.  Joining a SIG means finding individuals within the larger network who have common scientific goals, challenges and interests.


Schedule of SIG Meetings at the 2014 Albuquerque Meeting:


Biological Macromolecules:  Tuesday, May 27, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Fiber Diffraction:  Monday, May 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm

General Interest: Sunday, May 25, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Industrial:  Sunday, May 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Light Source:  Monday, May 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm

                                              Materials, Neutron & Powder:  Joint meeting Monday, May 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm

                                              Service & Small Molecule:  Joint meeting Tuesday, May 27, 12:00pm

                                              Small Angle Scattering:  Tuesday, My 27, 12:00pm-1:00pm

                                              Young Scientists:  Monday, May 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Canadian Division:  Sunday, May, 25, 12;00pm-1:00pm

                                             Everyone is welcome to attend any SIG Meeting


SIG Activities & Responsibilities

A scientific interest group, in addition to any other activity described in their constitution or petition for formation, will organize at least one half-day session every year at an annual meeting. The Program Chair will make assignment of meeting rooms and time blocks for these sessions. Within the time blocks, however, the format may be any that is considered appropriate by the Group. Abstracts for the sessions must appear in the program and abstract book and must conform to the standard regulations made by the Program Chair with respect to format, deadlines, etc. These sessions will be interspersed with the general plenary sessions.

An annual report of the SIG activities should be submitted to the Council one month before the annual meeting.  A representative of the SIG should meet with the Council at the annual meeting.  A report of scientific highlights of the year should be submitted to the Council by December 1st, for review and enclosure in the February issue of the ACA newsletter.

The resources of the ACA, such as AIP services, newsletter, etc., will be available to the Group.  As an ACA SIG, the Group will be subjected to the ACA Constitution, Bylaws and Operating Rules.  Proposed changes in the Group's rules, dues, etc., must be approved by the ACA Council.

Biological Macromolecules

Fiber Diffraction
General Interest
Light Source (formerly Synchrotron Radiation )
Neutron Scattering
Powder Diffraction
Service Crystallography
Small Angle Scattering
Small Molecules 

Young Scientists