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European Crystallographyc Meeting

The flagship of ECA activities is the European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM), held every year, except when there is an IUCr Congress. The ECMs are the main meeting point for crystallographers in the ECA area to show their recent research. Microsymposia at ECMs are proposed and organized by ECA SIGs.

The ECMs are the general meetings of the ECA and are held every year when there is no IUCr congress.



The European Crystallographic Association in close collaboration with the Italian Association of Crystallography – AIC, invite you to Padova (Italy) on the occasion of the 34th European Crystallography Meeting, to participate in the activities of ECM34, to be held from 26-30 August 2024.

The Local Organizers and the European Programme Committee, formed by crystallographers of the Special Interest Groups-SIGs and General Interest Groups-GIGs of the ECA, as well as the 5 focus area representatives are setting up an attractive programme covering the latest advances in crystallography and related sciences; an excellent and fascinating programme to attract young and senior scientists as well as companies and general public.

With a total of ca. 43 half-day microsymposia and more than 15 keynote speakers and two plenary lectures, dealing with a large number of hot topics including biology, material sciences, chemistry, physics, crystal growth, mineralogy, methods, computing or instrumentation. Make sure you checkout the programme, and submit your abstract for oral or poster presentations, in order to share your scientific and technical results with your colleagues and to interact with the most relevant scientist in the field.


ECM34 will be a four-day effervescent and intensive scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of crystallography combined with a large commercial exhibition.

In addition to the ECA council and the SIGs and GIGs annual meetings, there will be a special Young Crystallographers meeting, multiple workshops and user meetings, lunch meetings, and a wide social programme, which will allow scientists from all over Europe and the world to meet, connect, discuss and exchange.

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