Congratulations to the ACA2023 Award Winners

This year we were able to highlight the work and accomplishments of four amazing structural scientists at ACA2023.  We applaud their extraordinary accomplishments and are excited to see where their journeys will lead next. Stay tuned as the award ceremonies will be posted on the ACA History site soon!  In the meantime, learn more about our awards and this year's winners, Kristin M. HutchinsMajed CherguiTamir Gonen and Juan Manuel García-Ruiz.

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The ACA banner is a series of images featuring sculptures from Nobel Laureate Herbert Hauptman.  These sculptures are located in Buffalo, New York at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.  Read more about Dr. Hauptman and his achievements on the ACA history site.  


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Membership @ ACA

Crystallography and structural science have been and continue to be on the forefront of major discoveries in the life sciences, medicinal chemistry, and materials science. The American Crystallographic Association, Inc. (ACA) is the home for over 1,000 structural scientists all over the world who are united by the common purpose to “promote interactions among scientists who study the structure of matter at atomic (or near atomic) resolution”.



Membership in the ACA is open to any person who is actively interested in the purposes of the Association. The ACA welcomes everyone from students to retirees. All of our members contribute to the life and vigor of the Association.  Read about all of the benefits that an ACA membership can bring to you...

Featured Abstracts from ACA2023

This year we were able to meet in person in Baltimore, Maryland for the ACA's 73rd Annual Meeting.  The ACA collected almost 400 submitted abstracts and three were selected for press releases:

Killing Cancer in a Flash
A Head Start on the Next Pandemic
Insecticide-Resistant Mosquitoes Prompt New Look at Bed Nets


Call for Workshop Proposals

We are currently welcoming workshop proposals for ACA2024.   Read more about the process and start putting together your proposal.  The deadline for proposal submissions is September 1, 2023, so make sure to plan accordingly and secure your spot early.


AVL: The ACA Video Library 

The Education Committee continues to collect videos for the educational video library project.  Once done this library will prove to be a powerful tool for sharing knowledge of structural science.  We invite you to contribute your expertise by submitting educational videos to be included in our growing library.

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Make sure to check out our first MVP: