A Golden Future for Structural Science

We are thrilled to announce the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, set to take place in the bustling city of Denver, Colorado, from July 7-12, 2024. This year's theme, "A Golden Future for Structural Science," reflects our commitment to exploring the limitless potential and advancements in the field of structural science. Join us for a week filled with insightful discussions, cutting-edge research presentations, and valuable networking opportunities. We are honored to have Professor Catherine Drennan as our distinguished keynote speaker, renowned for her outstanding contributions to structural biology (and creator of the banner image above). Her expertise and vision will undoubtedly inspire and shape the dialogue surrounding the promising future of structural science. Don't miss the chance to be part of this exceptional gathering where the brightest minds in structural science will come together to forge new paths and envision the golden possibilities ahead.

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RefleXions Winter 2023  


US National Committee for Crystallography

The ACA as well as the US National Committee for Crystallography (USNC/Cr) contribute to the advancement of crystallography however there are different focuses and functions.  The ACA primarily operates within the United States, fostering collaboration and communication among structural scientists nationally.

The USNC/Cr, on the other hand, facilitates U.S. involvement in the global crystallographic community by representing the country at the international level.  Read more about the role of the USNC/Cr in the Spring 2023 Issue of RefleXions or check out the USNC/Cr website.  If you are interested in supporting the work of the USNC/Cr donations can be made directly via the USNC/Cr's Support Us page or you can make a donation through the ACA.  


2024 AVL Submissions

The AVL is gearing up for another year of content building and are looking for submissions.  If you have a video or animation relating to crystallography or structural science submit it to be included in the library.  Help the ACA in its mission to  “advance, promote and preserve crystallography, structural science, and allied disciplines for the benefit of humankind” and share structural science with the world - check out our wish list of topics and submit a video today!  

Survey Deadlines Extended! 

The ACA is currently accepting responses to TWO surveys, which are available for all structural scientists to complete.  The deadline to submit is March 29, 2024 and the data collected from these two important surveys will help to establish and promote best ethical practices at research institutions around the world. The intended audience is facility structural scientists (including service crystallographers) currently working in the United States, Canada and their territories, and includes those working at either institutional or government facilities for x-ray and neutron diffraction/scattering, TEM, cryo-EM, and NMR crystallography. 

To participate in the survey or learn more about the objectives and parameters of the questions, click on the links below:

SDY Special Topic Alert: AI & Structural Science

As technology continues to advance, the intersection of artificial intelligence and structural science opens up exciting possibilities for groundbreaking research and discovery.  We are excited to announce a Call for Papers in Structural Dynamics entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Structural Science."  The special issue aims to explore the unprecedented enhancement of both the input to, and the outputs from structural science.  Read the full Call for Papers and remember that ACA members are eligible for a reduced publication fee!

Read the most recent issue of Structural Dynamics featuring an article entitled Simulation of ultrafast electron diffraction intensity under coherent acoustic phonons by Yongzhao Zhang, Jun Li, Wentao Wang, Huanfang Tian, Wenli Gao, Jianqi Li, Shuaishuai Sun and Huaixin Yang.